Our mission is bringing the right people and their individual minds together. For this purpose we organize exclusive gatherings with experts from a variety of research fields.

Throughout the year our circles present the vital interchange of ideas focusing on a special field of interest.


The consequences of climate change

General Event | 25.11.2020

The McKinsey Global Institute has looked at the physical risks of climate change, the potential impacts on people, communities, natural and physical capital, and economic activity. Their key findings were summed up in the McKinsey climate risk report and presented on various global stages, e.g., Davos 2020. We brought the McKinsey experts to TUW and discussed their interesting findings.

Automated Driving

Automotive circle | 15.10.2020

The world of automated driving is coming closer to reality. As the exciting possibilities of this new technology unfold, there is a growing need for testing and verifying the components and systems of automated driving in diverse and complex scenarios. Gerhard Greiner, Managing Director at ALP.Lab GmbH, together with our Automotive Circle Lead Jacqueline Erhart, gave us insights into current developments and requirements for the testing environment.

Rhetoric Academy 2020

General Event | October 2020

The personal development of our members is one of our core values. Based on this goal we hosted the TUtheTOP Rhetoric Academy for the first time this year. Our members had the opportunity to improve their communication skills. Under the guidance of rhetoric experts, they dove into presentation techniques as well as strategies for negotiation.

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Sommerfest 2020

General Event | 07.08.2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel many planned events in 2020. Given the official safety measures, we still managed to organize a summer gathering at USUS am Wasser to reconnect to our members. Thank you all for this enjoyable evening.


General Event | 08.05.2020

Will Digi-disruption lead to a modern Renaissance? Our first global Knowledge-Transfer event was dedicated to deriving historical inferences for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Together with a high-profile panel of Ivy League researchers, we drew from historical foundations.

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COVID-19 expert panels

General Event | April 2020

During the lockdown in Austria, we invited 25 experts divided into 6 evenings to discuss the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We got insights from different fields including researchers, medical doctors, psychotherapists, asset managers, start-up founders and many more.

Effective Altruism with Anna Riedl

General Event | 06.03.2020

„With a few important ideas from science and economics, we can bridge the gap between cognitively limited people and a world full of problems and challenges.“
Anna Riedl is the founder of Effective Altruism Austria. In our fireside chat, s
he inspired us with her ideas: How can we do good in our world most efficiently?

Part time entrepreneur?

Finance circle | 31.01.2020

Our Finance Circle invited to an insightful panel discussion. We talked to industry experts about our options to meaningfully contribute to the accretion of startups. Our speakers explained the legal frameworks and talked about their very own success stories as founders.

One hour with Uber

Automotive circle | 09.12.2019

We welcomed our members to a fireside chat with Malcom Glenn, the current Head of Global Policy Accessibility. He leads Uber’s worldwide efforts to make the current and future platform more accessible for historically marginalized groups.

AI among us

IT circle | 22.11.2019

Everybody’s talking about Machine Learning and how our society will benefit from AI.
At our autumn event 2019, we gained a lot of insights about the current state of research and the applications already implemented. Together with our top-class podium of experts, we dove into the world of artificial intelligence and its applications.

How do we develop opinion?

General Event | 03.10.2019

Dr. Sophie Karmasin, the founder of Karmasin Research & Identity and former Federal Minister for Families and Youth shared her expertise in market research. At this exclusive fireside chat, we discussed the results of the 2019 National Council election and opinion polls in Austria.

Friday Drinks

General Event | 14.06.2019

Networking is an essential part of what we do. Regularly, we meet up, exchange ideas, share our dreams and simply have a good time!