Erich Griessler studied Sociology and History at the University of Vienna (1983–1990) and the Maastricht University. In 1990 he graduated as Magister of Philosophy (Thesis: “Problems of Controlling Polycentric Societies”). From 1990 to 1992 he worked as a scientific collaborator at the University of Vienna. From 1992 to 1995 he worked on a dissertation scholarship at the Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf, Department for Technological Research. In 1992/1993 he conducted research at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, NL. In 1995 he took his doctor’s degree (Dissertation: “Technology Foresight as Organizational Innovation in Public Administration. A Comparison between Austria and the Netherlands”). From 1995 to 1999 he worked as a junior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Medicine and Health Sociology in Vienna. Since 1999 he works as a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. Since 2016 he is head of the research group “Techno-Science and Societal Transformation“. From 2007 to 2013 he was speaker of the section Technik- und Wissenschaftssoziologie of the Austrian Society of Sociology. From 2011 to 2013 he acted as Vice President of the Austrian Society of Sociology.