Dr. Werner Rom

Founder & Chairman of SYRION

Dr. Werner Rom has more than 20 years of experience in research, technology development and innovation, in leading positions in a multinational environment, among others at LG.Philips, SWARCO, EFKON, ecoplus – the business agency of the province of Lower Austria, Virtual Vehicle Research, Joanneum Research, University of Aarhus/Denmark and TU Graz.

Werner Rom has a PhD in physics from the University of Vienna. He held a research professorship at the National AMS Research Laboratory in Aarhus/Denmark and is author and co-author of about 70 publications (most of them peer-reviewed). He is currently a lecturer at the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences. He is also a certified “Senior Project Manager” (cSPM), IPMA Level B.

Over the past 20 years, Werner Rom has initiated and coordinated a plethora of funded R&D projects at national and European level with up to 60 partners from 12 countries from industry and academia. In the course of this, he received the “ECSEL JU Dissemination Award” in 2017 for the two major European projects DEWI and SCOTT. Werner Rom has also established sustainable technology networks and coordinated strategic national roadmaps. He served as an official UNIDO delegate on the topic of “nanotechnology” in Belarus and as the Austrian delegate in the standardisation working group ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 7 “Sensor Networks”.

In August 2020, Werner Rom founded the non-profit organisation SYRION in Graz/Austria.

Further experts


SYRION brings together a pool of outstanding experts from leading positions in industry, university and non-university research and development, but also the public sector. Its experts have decades of experience in projects and activities in the field of international research, development and innovation.

Further experts


SYRION brings together a pool of outstanding experts from leading positions in industry, university and non-university research and development, but also the public sector. Its experts have decades of experience in projects and activities in the field of international research, development and innovation.

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