Mario Fallast has an academic background in Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics, studied in Graz and Helsinki.
In 2007 the exciting journey of “smaXtec” started. He is co-founder of “smaXtec animal care”, a young enterprise founded in 2009 and focussing on development and worldwide sales of unique health monitoring solutions for dairy cattle. He held various management positions, from CEO to being responsible for innovation management, corporate culture, funding and R&D projects – including application and project lead for “ProDairyWelfare”-funded under H2020 SMEINST Phase 2. Since 2018 he has been responsible for external relations of smaXtec.
In his position at the Graz University of Technology, he is responsible for supporting founders and SMEs in their cooperation with research institutions and is involved in entrepreneurship education. Being himself a founder and an entrepreneur, he is also doing research on „Customer Experience Journeys in Entrepreneurship Education“.