News from the business location Austria

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.

Austria = rich in patents

Patent applications submitted by Austrians rose last year by more than 8 percent to a new record level.

DB SCHENKER builds state-of-the-art logistics center in Tyrol and invests EUR 33 million

The German logistics company DB Schenker is investing EUR 33 million in a new, sustainable logistics center in Austria.

Austrian Government makes the business location a top priority

The Austrian Federal Government has committed itself towards safeguarding Austria’s position as a competitive business location as the pre-requisite for growth and employment.

Austrian Space Forum carried out Mars simulation in Oman

The Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF) started its 12th Mars simulation in the Shofar Desert of Oman with the Landing day.

Viennese physicist developed new measurement methods for 2D materials

Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a new method to precisely measure the internal stresses and strains of two-dimensional materials.

Supermicrosurgery helps to combat lymphoedema after tumor removal

Lymphoedema is fluid retention in the tissue caused by damage to the lymphatic system and is one of the most serious side-effects of cancer operations.

BMW continues to invest in its Austrian facility

Every second vehicle delivered around the world by the BMW Group is equipped with an engine from the Upper Austrian BMW plant in Steyr.

Austria promotes quantum computer spin-off

Austria is making EUR 10 million in funding available from the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs as well as the National Foundation for Research for the quantum computer spin-off Alpine Quantum Technologies GmbH (AQT).

ABA achieves new all-time high with 344 international business location projects

Germany once again number one followed by Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia – Higher volume of investments and new jobs.

Jaguar E-Pace rolls off the assembly lines in Austria

The new Jaguar SUV named E-Pace is being manufactured by Magna in Graz, the second vehicle of the British producer to be assembled in Austria.

Lab for Digital Transformation

“Enormous new opportunities and possibilities require additional rules”, said Rector Meinhard Lukas of Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Customized cancer therapy

The Center for Precision Medicine is scheduled to open at Vienna’s General Hospital in the year 2022. But even today speedy and positive developments are being registered in the field of cancer therapy.

Austria above EU average with respect to robot density

The number of robots used for industrial purposes is steadily increasing. In the meantime, this figure now equals 144 robots for every 10,000 employees in Austria, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

Chinese satellite launched into space with a magnetometer from Austria

In February, the China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES) will be launched into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert.

Silicon Valley runs on Austrian technology

The Austrian drive manufacturer Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA) is equipping a rapid transit railway for employees of Google, Facebook & Co. in California’s high-tech center with new engines.

Innovative chemistry for the world comes from Linz

ESIM Chemicals is a highly specialized company operating in the field of fine chemistry.

Endowed professor for data intelligence at the Vienna University of Technology

The data scientist Prof. Allan George Hanbury will assume the newly-created position of endowed professor for data intelligence at the Vienna University of Technology.

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