cbased brings together a team of curious, open-minded individuals that work their way through known as well as unknown territories with passion and engagement. With our unconventional approaches, we uncover new perspectives. Our foundations are user-oriented strategies on the basis of lean start-up and design thinking. On top of that, we employ our own research, processes and online tools. Our developments have led to two US patents.


cbased was awarded the ESPA Best Practice Certificate 2011 together with the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development and serves as the OECD “Best Practice” example for innovation in the public sector. The Digital Agenda Vienna called on cbased to implement its process design, online tools and process management and received’s Online Audience Award in 2015 and the E-Government-Award 2015 for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.



Hannes Leo primary interests are innovative decision-making processes. With Alfred Taudes he co-created the platform and holds two patents in the USA. He advocates open participation processes in administration, politics and organisations. He works as an economic policy advisor for domestic and international clients. He has been analysing the innovation policies of nations, regions and enterprises for more than 25 years.


Alfred Taudes is a professor for business administration and business informatics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has supervised countless international scientific projects and has held professorships in Germany and Japan. The promotion of new ideas through third-party-funded projects, scientific consulting and the support of spin-offs have been a central part of his work for many years.


Ursula Seethaler is a communications consultant, expert for participation and engagement processes and market research professional. She is concerned with the design and evaluation, as well as development, of web-based participation processes with stakeholder groups. With her experience in moderation and qualitative social research, she has supported and realised a large number of projects and studies.