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Josef Lentsch

Managing Partner, The Innovation in Politics Institute

Josef Lentsch is Managing Partner of the Innovation in Politics Institute, a non-partisan organization that works to identify, develop and apply innovations in politics, with offices in Vienna and Berlin, and representations in 18 countries. Until December 2018, he was Founding Director of NEOS Lab, the think and do tank of NEOS, a liberal political party in Austria. In 2012, he was a founding board member of NEOS. Prior to that, he was the Director International for the Royal Society of Arts in London. In 2018, Springer published his book “Political Entrepreneurship – How to Build Successful Centrist Political Start-ups”, which was reviewed in the Financial Times. Currently he is working on his second book “Political Intrapreneurship – How to Innovate Political Parties from within.” Josef holds an MSc in Psychology from the University of Vienna, and an MPA in Public Administration from Harvard University.