News from the business location Austria

In May Austria is THE startup hotspot

In their role as speakers, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Angie Jones of Twitter and Microsoft AI expert Joseph Sirosh inspired an audience of 8,000 people attending the WeAreDevelopers Conference in Vienna in the middle of May.

SIP4.0 makes mobile robots safer

There is no operational security without IT security. The research project SIP4.0 of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien is working on the issue of security in intelligent production environment.

Smartbow digitalizes cows

This startup focuses on cows.

Anyline develops text recognition system for smart phone

The Viennese startup Anyline teaches smart phones how to read.

Christian Doppler laboratory for artificial intelligence

The Christian Doppler (CD) laboratories are considered to be a dynamic and uncomplicated innovation interface between the scientific and business communities and thus as best practice examples.

Companies increase R&D expenditures by about seven percent

The increase in the research to GDP ratio in Austria from 1.73 percent in 1998 to the expected level of 3.19 percent in 2018 is also due to the subsidiaries of multinationals such as Boehringer Ingelheim or Infineon which carry out research in Austria.

Falling Walls Lab Austria: Twelve talents from five nations

In April 2018, the “Falling Walls Lab” stopped in Austria for the third time.

Macro Array Diagnostics: EU funds Viennese biotech start-up for allergy tests

The Viennese biotech company Macro Array Diagnostics (MAD) has received EUR 2.5 million from the EU via the Horizon 2020 funding program.

European Investment Bank (EIB): Austria’s economy is well on track

At a joint conference of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) in Vienna, the most important findings from the latest EIB survey on investment activity and investment financing for Austria were presented.

Europe‘s first fully-equipped electrically-driven fire-fighting vehicle

Europe’s first fully-equipped tactical e-powered fire-fighting vehicle will be used in the Upper Austrian capital city of Linz.

Bitmovin: USD 30 million video streaming start-up

The Carinthian video streaming start-up Bitmovin attracted about USD 30 million (EUR 24.4 million) from investors in a Series B round of financing.

Austria’s research/GDP ratio will rise again in 2018, second highest in EU comparison

Austria’s research to GDP ratio will rise slightly according to Statistics Austria.

Joint research project H2Future: production of “green“ hydrogen as energy source

The project consortium H2Future (consisting of voestalpine, Siemens, Verbund, Austrian Power Grid (APG) and the scientific partners K1-MET and ECN) were recently awarded the contract to construct one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen.

ABB invests EUR 100 million in global innovation and education campus

Last year the Swiss technology group ABB acquired Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH, B&R, in Upper Austria.

Lumitech grants licenses to Philips

The small, innovative Austrian technology expert Lumitech is now granting Philips licenses for the worldwide use of the LED lighting technology it developed.

Long Night of Research

Within the context of the Long Night of Research 2018, some 6,000 researchers will give people a look behind the scenes of their work on April 13, 2018.

A leap forward in dental treatment

W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos succeeded in gaining a technological edge in dental treatment and was given the National State Prize for Innovation for the project called “Primea Advanced Air”.

Four researchers at the Medical University of Innsbruck given ERC grants

Three researchers at the Medical University of Innsbruck and one scientist at Leopold Franzens University have received a highly endowed “Advanced Grant" from the European Research Council.

Go Silicon Valley!

Fourteen selected Austrian start-ups can get a whiff of fresh air in the start-up Mecca of Silicon Valley.

Styrian software developer certifies the world of organic products

Across the globe, from “MSC” to “Fairtrade”, organizations are relying on the software of the Austrian company Intact GmbH for quality seals and certificates.

IAC Applications takes over Graz-based start-up iTranslate

iTranslate, which developed one of the most globally successful applications in recent years on the basis of the translation software with the same name, was sold by the company founders to IAC Applications, USA.

Global Pitch: “Pitch World Championship” to start in Vienna

The Viennese start-up DealMatrix aims to implement the world’s biggest online pitching competition. Start-ups from countries all over the world can apply online up to April 22, 2018 to take part in the “Global Pitch”.

Ground-breaking ceremony for new DHL site at Linz Airport

The parcel services provider DHL Express will build a new facility at Blue Danube Airport in Linz over the next 14 months.

Impact Innovation: EUR 2.5 million for targeted funding of innovative ideas and solutions

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs want to strengthen new solutions being developed by Austrian innovation drivers.

Transport Research Arena 2018: Largest European transport research conference to take place in Vienna

TRA 2018 (Transport Research Arena), the largest European transport research conference for transport and mobility, will take place in Vienna from April 16-19, 2018.

Andritz: New research center for tissue paper

The Austrian company Andritz AG opened the world’s most modern research center for tissue in Graz.

TTTech launches joint venture with SAIC Motor, China’s largest automobile company

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), China’s largest automobile company, and the Austrian IT developer TTTech are setting up a joint venture in Shanghai for autonomous driving.

Practical solutions in the “Competence Center for Digital Production”

The "Austrian Competence Center for Digital Production (ACDP)" considers itself to be an interdisciplinary service provider in the field of research and development and presented the range of its activities at its kick-off event.

Successful in the fight against cancer

“The mortality rate from cancer in Salzburg is significantly below the Austrian average”, says Richard Greil, Head of the University Clinic for Internal Medicine in Salzburg.

Nutrition tracking via automatic image recognition

By means of automatic image recognition, the Austrian App snics simplifies nutrition tracking.

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