The Team

DI Martin Parapatits, BSc


The founder of PHYTONIQ, Martin Parapatits has a broad, interdisciplinary knowledge in different fields of expertise, through his three completed studies in Civil Engineering (TU Vienna, 1998), Environmental Sciences (University of Hagen, 2011) and Astronomy (University of Vienna, 2013).
His 20-year professional experience include the technical aspects of the building constructions, as well as sales and acquisition activities. In addition, he was managing a civil engineer GmbH and responsible for the site management of an engineering office. He was also entrusted with engineering activities in the areas of energy efficiency, contaminated sites, water law, demolition and recycling.

Mag. Angelika Kaufmann

CEO Phytoprise

The biologist woman likes. Angelika Kaufmann is responsible for the management of plant research, selection and production. As a graduate of the HBLA for Horticulture (Vienna, Schönbrunn) She brings a profound knowledge and professional network from the gardening area. Her additional training in traditional Chinese medicine and nutritional advice deepens her knowledge.
Due to her long-standing autonomy in the field of project organisation, she also contributes with her distinctive business management skills as well as her experience in the agricultural sector and direct marketing.

Eszter Simon

Head of Department Technics

The technical director takes over the architect and future food technologist Ms. Eszter Stefanics-Simon. She has many years of professional experience in the field of architecture and building physics, as well as in buildings management and design. Thanks to its comprehensive know-how for sustainable energy systems, it is responsible for the construction of the production halls and the building management. Through her professional studies in food technology, she also brings the necessary background knowledge for food-technological processes.

Mag. Roman Schweitzer


The tax consultant Roman Schweitzer (Chamber of Economic Trustees) is responsible for the financial and business planning. He graduated at the WU Vienna and is currently managing director of his tax consulting company “Schweitzer + Partner” (currently 40 employees) which was founded in 1999. Roman Schweitzer brings a profound knowledge and extensive experience from the business world.
His competencies include financial planning, controlling, taxation and tax law. He is also an expert on financial criminal law. Furthermore, he is CEO, chairman and a member of the board of directors.

Cand. agro. Iris Denk, MSc


Iris Denk has completed her international master’s degree in Environmental Sciences (English) at the University of Copenhagen in 2014, focussing on economics and environmental policy. Through her previous professional activities and as an expert in interdisciplinary work, she provides a broad knowledge and expertise in a wide range of economic, environmental and technical disciplines on a national and international level.