News from the business location Austria

University of Innsbruck: Breakthrough in stem cell research on neural stem cells

Stem cell researchers at the University of Innsbruck succeeded for the first time in breeding neural stem cells in the brain from human brain cells.

ING Innovation Index: Austria among the most innovative countries in the Eurozone

Austria ranks high in European comparison when it comes to innovative strength, in particular thanks to investments in research and development and the individual strengths of the nine federal states which complement each other well.

Founders Award PHÖNIX 2018 granted to five outstanding companies

New companies were honored in 2018 for the fifth time at the ceremony of the PHÖNIX Founders Prize held on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs.

Chemist Nuno Maulide is Scientist of the Year 2018

The Portuguese chemist Nuno Maulide has been named “Scientist of the Year” in 2018.

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All about Private Equity & Venture Capital across Europe West to East

START:IP - Become an entrepreneur with cutting-edge technologies

The university high-tech incubator INiTS is offering top-notch entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop exciting business ideas and innovative products together with outstanding researchers.

WeAreDevelopers AI Congress: More than 2,000 AI experts in Vienna

Vienna was the European hub focusing on the issue of software development of artificial intelligence (AI) at the beginning of December.

IB Lab receives investment for software solution to diagnose bone diseases

The Founders Fund of Austria Wirtschaftsservice aws and APEX Ventures are jointly investing in the Viennese start-up IB Lab (ImageBiopsy Lab).

Vienna University of Technology: The science of team sports

What makes a team successful?

New Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC) emerging

The Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC) is being created within the context of the COMET program of the Austrian federal government and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG in cooperation with partners from the business and scientific communities.

Central European University relocates to Vienna

Budapest-based Central European University (CEU) will now definitely relocate to Vienna. The programs accredited in the USA will be continued in Vienna.

PwC study: Five publicly-listed Austrian companies among the top 1,000 in R&D

The 1,000 largest publicly listed companies have never invested as much in research and development as they did in 2018.

University of Innsbruck: First diodes for magnetic fields

Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have constructed a diode for magnetic fields and then tested it in the laboratory.

A chip with real blood vessels – Organs-on-a-Chip

Producing artificial tissue permeated with fine blood vessels is a difficult task.

Expansion of competence center for electrochemical surface technology

The Austrian competence center CEST (Competence Center for Electrochemical Surface Technology, the specialist for the electrochemical treatment of surfaces, is expanding its facility in Linz, Upper Austria.

Innovative rescue system for drones

The market for unmanned flying objects is growing.

Infineon launches Austria’s largest investment project

Infineon launches Austria’s largest investment project

Lancor Scientific researches in Austria

Lancor is developing a blockchain-based AI tool to enable the early identification of uterine cancer.

Vienna University of Technology: The vehicle is becoming communicative – with antennas in the roof

In the future, data exchange in road traffic will play an increasingly important role, not least in order to improve traffic safety.

The BMW Z4 is coming off the Magna Steyr assembly lines

The first new BMW Z4 Roadster came off the assembly lines of Magna Steyr in Graz.

BKW Engineering acquires the IKK Group in Graz

The BMW Engineering division is expanding its network and has acquired the company IKK Group in Graz.

Science City: Salzburg’s new research and corporate cluster

Salzburg is more than just Mozart, the Baroque period and the Sound of Music.

R&D intensity in Austria continuously on the rise

The performance of the Austrian business location with respect to research intensity compared to the rest of Europe speaks for itself.

Med University of Graz: New center for metabolism research

The kick-off for the Integrative Metabolism Research Center at the Medical University of Graz took place.

Austria: Record revenue of EUR 22 billion in life sciences

The life sciences sector in Austria has developed positively. The industry, which already accounts for 6.1 percent of the country’s GDP, generated record revenue of EUR 22 billion, a rise of 17 percent.

Vienna University of Technology: Artificial intelligence - park a car with twelve neurons

At the Vienna University of Technology, natural neural networks were used as the role model for programming artificial intelligence.

Investment of millions in the payment startup Bluecode

The Tyrolian mobile payment startup Bluecode secured EUR 11 million in growth capital in a round of financing, after having announced a cooperation agreement with Alipay, the world’s largest provider of mobile payment service.

Breakthrough Prize given to the Austrian molecular biologist Angelika Amon

The molecular biologist Angelika Amon of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at MIT in Cambridge, USA will receive one of five Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences.

Vienna Stock Exchange will launch new market segments

On January 21, 2019, the Vienna Stock Exchange will begin new market segments.

Six-digit FFG Funding for the Viennese Startup DerButton

The Vienna-based startup DerButton was granted six-digit funding within the context of the AT:net program of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG thanks to its SaaS solution for self-employed people.

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