News from the business location Austria
People and machines reach the same conclusions
A human research team and a machine learning algorithm have found that we need to rethink much of what we know about iridium oxide.
Tumour patients and healthcare professionals: hardly any antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
As a result of frequent patient contacts, healthcare professionals in hospitals are exposed to a higher than usual risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Tyrolean startup frees gondolas from the coronavirus
An innovative hygiene technology from MCI and the lighting producer PLANLICHT has come to the aid of the tourism industry which has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly builds new storage facility in Vienna
The snack producer Kelly is investing € 8.5 million in an additional high-bay warehouse at its facility in Vienna Donaustadt, thus doubling its storage capacity.
Analysis platform IoT Inspector expands to Austria
The German cybersecurity specialist IoT Inspector based in Bad Homburg has opened up its first foreign subsidiary in Austria and is bundling its research and development activities here.
Ares Genetics wins the Austrian Digitization Award
The massive increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses major challenges to healthcare facilities such as hospitals.
Sappi invests € 35 million in its Austrian facility
Sappi has made its facility in Gratkorn, Styria fit for the future thanks to a major investment of € 35 million.
Microsoft invests € 1 billion in Austria
The US technology company Microsoft plans to make by far the biggest investment it has ever made in Austria.
Space telescope CHEOPS delivers initial results
The space exploration mission CHEOPS has been providing initial exciting results from outer space.
A 3D map of the genome
In a ground-breaking success for cell biology, it is now possible for the first time to three-dimensionally depict how replicated DNA organises itself and how sister chromosomes behave towards each other.
App measures the human body
The Linz-based startup AMB technology has developed a recognition software for cameras and smart phones to digitally measure people.
The Energy-IoT-startup Hydrogrid raises fresh capital for expansion
Hydrogrid is preparing for its expansion to other European markets.
Bitpanda receives USD 52 million in Series A financing round
The Vienna-based digital investment platform Bitpanda raised USD 52 million in a financing round led by Valar Ventures, a company owned by the large investor Peter Thiel.
Expats give Austria top marks for environmentally awareness
When it comes to environmental awareness and sustainability, Austria performs excellently as a place to be for highly educated employees.
Top 3 ranking for Austria in the EU’s eGovernment Benchmark report
Austria is rated as one of the top nations in Europe with respect to eGovernment.
Preventing quantum computers from crashing
Qubits, the carriers of quantum information, are prone to errors induced by undesired environmental interactions. These errors accumulate during a quantum computation and correcting them is thus a key requirement for a reliable use of quantum computers.
Innovation award for Ottobock
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Austrian Christian Doppler Research Society (CDG), the CDG Prize for Research and Innovation was awarded for the first time. The award winners were Prof. Dr. Oskar Aszmann from the Medical University of Vienna together with Ottobock CTO Dr. Andreas Goppelt.
The dragon protects users from battery fires
The higher the energy intensity in batteries and rechargeable batteries, the higher the danger is that they can catch fire. Presumably the most famous case involved the exploding batteries of the Samsung smart phone “Galaxy Note 7“.
Transkribus wins the Horizon Impact Award
This year the European Commission granted the “Horizon Impact Award” for the second time. It honours EU-funded projects which have socially relevant impacts throughout Europe and also comprise a high value for society. The Austrian project Transkribus is one of the winners of the award.
The climate conference “Austrian World Summit”
The fourth climate conference called the “Austrian World Summit” in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the host consisted of a mixture of analogous and virtual lectures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vienna ranks among the most innovative cities in Europe
Vienna succeeded in being included as one of the finalists among twelve European cities honoured as the “European Innovation Capital 2020“.
Investment for augmented reality startup Amlogy
Augmented reality (AR) has always been a passion for Arkadi Jeghiazaryan.
Tyrolean physicist receives ERC Starting Grant
The experimental quantum physicist Philipp Schinder of the University of Innsbruck received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his research into complex quantum systems and their deployment for information processing.
Good ecosystem for startups
Austria spends 3.2 percent of its GDP on research.
Networks for lightweight construction
Lightweight construction makes an important contribution to climate protection. For this reason, it is increasingly gaining in importance in Europe.
Austria is one of the top three countries in rebuilding the economy
According to the European Central Bank, Austria is ranked second in the eurozone with respect to investments in relation to GDP to aid the Austrian economy.
Europe gains in importance as a production location
The coronavirus pandemic has made companies aware of the vulnerability and dependence of global production and supply chains.
More effective early warning system for megastorms
The development of the world’s strongest storms can be more precisely predicted thanks to new research findings. An international team led by Dr. Cornelia Klein from the Institute for Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck investigated these megastorms in the Sahel zone and developed advance warning time of up to six hours. The results of the study have now been published in the renowned academic journal PNAS.
Covid-19: Not all patients develop protective antibodies
An initial study carried out by vaccinologists and virologists from the Medical University of Vienna has shown that about half of the people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have developed a protective immune response.
TechnoAlpin implements snowmaking project in Kazakhstan
The Austrian subsidiary of the South Tyrolean company TechnoAlpin has planned and implemented the entire snowmaking concept for the Kazakh “Oi-Qaragai – Lesnaya Skaska” ski region.