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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

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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