Uschi Buchinger obtained the educational degree Master of Arts in Business from the University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten in 2011 with the master thesis "Net Neutrality in the European Union. An analysis of the responses on the questionnaire for the public consultation on The open internet and net neutrality in Europe". In the same year an internship at the European Parliament followed. Uschi joined iMinds-SMIT as a researcher in April 2012. Within the unit of Market Innovation and Sector Transition she concentrates on market analysis and business modeling in the area of Future Internet.