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Lower Austria’s technology programme celebrates its 15th anniversary

12.09.2019

ecoplus, the business agency of Lower Austria, has been managing the Technopol programme for 15 years. In four locations – Krems, Tulln, Wiener Neustadt and Wieselburg - the agency combines research, education and business, aiming to promote cutting-edge science and technology. Since 2004, around 1,500 researchers have completed 312 projects with a total volume of around €500m.

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ESA banks on technology from Lower Austria

FOTEC FHWN © © FHWN

20.08.2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded the “Sci-FIT” project to FOTEC, a research subsidiary of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN). The €2m deal is aimed at further optimising the FEEP thruster developed by FOTEC for future scientific missions such as the “Laser Interferometer Space Antenna” (LISA) designed to measure gravitation waves of supermassive black holes, for instance.

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A meat burger contributing to cutting greenhouse gas emissions?

Rebel Meat Habacher © © Rebel Meat

13.08.2019

The latest UN climate report, which warns that the world will have to change the way it produces food and manages land, has sparked a debate about our diet and the impact it has on climate change. Beef production in particular accounts for a large part of methane emissions. Rebel Meat, a Viennese start-up, might have come up with its own contribution to meeting the global climate goals.

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Vienna Airport reaches for its fifth star

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18.07.2019

Vienna International Airport invests about EUR 500 million into the renovation of Terminal 2 and Pier East as well as the construction of the southern enlargement as a link to Terminal 3. The large-scale development project has already begun with construction work to be concluded by 2023. In the course of ten years (until 2028), a total of EUR 2.6 billion will be invested into the expansion of Airport City Vienna.

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