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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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UNESCO has added “Austria’s cake and pastry culture“ to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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Interview: Hidden champion researcher Dr. Georg Jungwirth gives high marks to the Vienna Region’s medium-sized global market leaders
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International Automotive Components Group (IAC) is planning to build a technology centre in Neutal in the Austrian province of Burgenland.
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The United Nations headquarters in Vienna is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, marking four decades of promoting peace and dialogue in the heart of Europe.
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Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is investing €50m in the expansion of its plant in Orth on the Danube in Lower Austria. The new production facilities are due to be opened in 2021.
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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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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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Interview: When it comes to sustainable building and living, the Vienna Region serves as a role model for many countries. Two experts discuss the foundation of this success, but also address which measures need to be taken to establish green building as a standard in the long run.
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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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