Dr. Michael NÖST, MBA, Board Member of A3PS and Digi-Trans Association
Dr. Nöst holds a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering – Automotive, an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management from University of Technology in Graz, and a Executive MBA in Global Management absolved in California, US and Vienna. Michael Nöst has issued more than 30 publications in the field of power train development, efficient use of energy in transportation and automated freight transport.
Michael Nöst commands over 18 years of experience in the automotive and combustion technology R&D consulting field and has held different positions as researcher and manager supporting the innovation process in this area. Since 2009 Dr. Michael Nöst is founder and CEO of the non-university research institute IESTA. IESTA assists SMEs and Research Centers of Excellence in business model development, government relations and obtaining national & international funding for R&D. Prior to this, Michael Nöst was Director of Corporate Affairs and Spokesman at EFKON AG, a globally acting company in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). In this time,
Before EFKON, Michael Nöst worked with AVL List GmbH as Group Product Manager responsible for technical development and global sales of “PEMS – Portable Emission Measurement Systems”. Michael Nöst has also worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), TU Graz and the Christian Doppler Laboratory, operated by AVL and TU Graz.
Since 2017 Dr. Nöst has been elected in the Executive Board of A3PS – Austrians Association for Advanced Propulsion Systems. A3PS is the platform representing both Austrians Industry and Academia rgd. Automotive Propulsion System Development and bridging to the relevant Ministries and Governmental Bodies. Since 2018 Dr. Nöst is Co-Founder and Board Member of DigiTrans Association, the Main- Shareholder of DigiTrans GmbH, Austrians Test Region for Automated Freight Transport.