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Two ERC grants for the Vienna University of Technology
Two ERC Consolidator Grants were awarded this year to the Vienna University of Technology. Both of them relate to the research field of materials and matter. Andreas Grüneis of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Vienna University of Technology is receiving an ERC Grant for the development of new quantum physical methods to calculate the properties of materials.
Bernhard C. Bayer of the Institute for Materials Chemistry is receiving an ERC Grant for his efforts to produce two-dimensional “high-entropy materials,” which represent a new class of materials with special physical and chemical properties.
The ERC Grants are among the most prestigious and highly endowed grants in the European research landscape. They comprise funding for scientists who can demonstrate years of research experience as well as major scientific successes and are endowed to the amount of € 2 million each.
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Austria as a top location for international headquarters12. January 2024
Austria continues to be an attractive business location for international company headquarters – both for well-known firms such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Henkel, Takeda and the BMW Group as well as for young and aspiring companies operating globally. The country maintains its position as a business interface and ideal starting point for subsidiaries in Eastern and Western European countries, the USA and Asia.
Why set up headquarters in Austria?12. January 2024
There are countless reasons that speak in favour of Austria as a location for your international headquarters! Here we present a small selection: the central location, the lucrative market, stability and security, top-notch infrastructure, tax incentives with unbureaucratic processing, the highest quality of life and affordable prices.
Volkswagen relies on Magna Steyr in Graz12. January 2024
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