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Vienna Airport reaches for its fifth star

Flughafen Wien © Flughafen Wien AG

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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What expats appreciate most in the Vienna Region

Katherine Price Beuchert © Edward Lunney, M.A.

25.06.2019

Interview:  International professionals and managers – known as expats – are discovering the Vienna Region as an attractive location. Institutions such as the Expat Center of the Vienna Business Agency help visitors to get their bearings and feel welcome.

The advantages of living in the Vienna Region as an expat are discussed by Katherine Price Beuchert, Head of School at Guidepost Montessori at Vienna, an international network of Montessori schools and preschools opening in Austria for children aged 0 – 12, and Jörg Nowack, CEO of the deep-tech start-up "Crystalline Mirror Solutions GmbH" (CMS), which was founded in 2013 and is a global leader in the production and processing of high-quality semiconductor supermirrors.

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Vienna Region offers especially attractive subsidies and ecosystem for startups

Start up Oliver Csendes © Sebastian Kreuzberger

06.06.2019

 

Interview:  Silicon Valley is the first location that comes to mind when thinking of startups, but the scene is developing outstandingly in the Vienna Region as well. Pioneers CEO Oliver Csendes as well as startup founders Denise Mandt (of the TU Wien spin-off “UpNano”), Alexander Reissner (CEO of “Enpulsion”, a spin-out company of FOTEC GmbH, the research subsidiary of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt) and Martin Poreda (of “Hektar Nektar”) discuss the Austrian startup ecosystem.
 

  • UpNano is an industry startup which develops patented high-resolution 3D printers for micro components.
  • Enpulsion is a tech company which successfully produces satellite propulsion technology for micro- and nanosatellites.
  • Hektar Nektar, a bee conservation platform, is the new project by brothers Martin & Mark Poreda, founders of the employer rating platform Kununu.

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Blockchain needs to solve problems

Blockchain | Konrad.Perry.Schwertner © kompany. CryptoRobby

13.05.2019

In order to be recognized as an important tool in the Vienna Region, blockchain technology should generate visible value.

Interview. Next to artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of things (IoT), blockchain is one of digitization's prevalent buzzwords. We invited Johanna Konrad (CSO) and Russell E. Perry (founder and CEO) from "kompany" – the Viennese RegTech start-up founded in 2012 which provides commercial register data of millions of international companies worldwide in real-time – as well as blockchain and cryptocurrency expert Robert Schwertner to discuss the Vienna Region's performance in the blockchain sector and the necessary steps to evolve into a blockchain hotspot.

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Digitization is decided by the user's competence

Parycek. Tschas © pioneers. Donauuniversität Krems

30.04.2019

While the Austrian government announced 2019 as the Year of Digitalisation, the 5G broadband network expansion will be launched soon. Ideal conditions for the Vienna Region to turn into a digitalisation hot spot.  

Interview. Peter Parycek, amongst other positions Head of the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Danube University Krems, discusses the challenges of digitalisation with Andreas Tschas, Head of the Digitalisation Agency of the Federal Government.

 

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