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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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International Aerospace Hot Spot: Wiener Neustadt

Luft-Raumfahrt © Pixabay

16.04.2019

Self-flying helicopters, smart aircrafts and propulsion systems for mini satellites: Wiener Neustadt as a global aerospace leader! 


Among the driving forces of innovation are Diamond Aircraft, Schiebel Elektronik, ENPULSION and the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN). In the field of aerospace engineering, Wiener Neustadt has become an internationally recognised competence centre with great potential for growth and a dense network of players in business, research and education. Some 200 talents and experts are currently engaged in a series of ambitious showcase projects.   

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Life Sciences come into the Spotlight

Life Science Interview 2019 © Erber Group, Boehringer Ingelheim, MedUni Wien

10.04.2019

Interview. Boehringer Ingelheim's current 700 million Euro investment in the Vienna Region is only one instance of the potent development of life sciences at this location, indicating the promising future seen by international companies in this sector.

In this issue of Vienna Region Talk, Dr. Eva Maria Binder, Chief Research Officer and Director of Executive Board of ERBER Group, Michaela Fritz, Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at the MedUni Vienna, and Inge Homolka of Boehringer Ingelheim discuss the development of the life sciences sector.

 

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"Entrepreneurs and skilled personnel will find all the ingredients needed for a perfect environment!"

Management Vienna Region Marketing GmbH © privat, Wirtschaft Burgenland

18.03.2019

Interview. Gabriele Tatzberger of the Vienna Business Agency, Martin Fassl of ecoplus, the Business Agency of Lower Austria, and Raphaela Graf of Wirtschaft Burgenland are the joint managers of VIENNA REGION Marketing. Here, they discuss how they are planning to strengthen the region as a business location.

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