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The Vienna Region is Austria’s Horizon 2020 hotspot

Horizon2020 © Photo: European Commission

26.09.2019

After four years, Austrian researchers and companies have succeeded in securing over €1bn in funding from Horizon 2020, the EU’s biggest research and innovation programme, according to an overview report released by the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Austria boasts a success rate of 18% in terms of participations, ranking second among EU countries and clearly ahead of the EU average of 15.4%.

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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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