Research at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien is application-oriented and creates benefits for companies in a targeted manner. The high level of importance that is attached to research and development at UAS Technikum Wien can especially be seen in the wide array of activities performed here.
UAS Technikum Wien conducts R&D projects together with industry and trade, universities of applied sciences and other universities and non-academic research institutions.
R&D projects can be broken down into so-called contract R&D and government-funded R&D projects. In its contract R&D activities – particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – UAS Technikum Wien generally fills the role of the R&D department: It prepares feasibility studies, develops laboratory samples and prototypes in close cooperation with the client, performs field tests and accompanies the client all the way up to the transition to production.
The Innovation Cheque – the funding instrument introduced by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) and the Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour (bmwa) in the fall of 2007 (managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency [FFG]) – has enjoyed great success. The Innovation Cheque is the ideal tool for establishing R&D collaborations with clients.
The goal of government-funded R&D projects – along with developing innovative products – is to make a valuable contribution to science. In recent years, UAS Technikum Wien has been very successful in national funding programs such as FHplus and FIT-IT Embedded Systems, in the city of Vienna's (Municipal Department 27) R&D funding program for universities of applied sciences and in international programs (Seventh EU Framework Programme).
The current R&D projects at UAS Technikum Wien focus on the following topics:
UAS Technikum Wien is particularly proud of the fact that the Department of Embedded Systems has gained unique R&D competencies in hardware, software and system design in the field of embedded systems in recent years. In a very short period of time, UAS Technikum Wien has developed an R&D emphasis in this field, which is currently the largest area of research at the institution both in terms of staff and the activities performed.
The R&D coordination team sees itself as a hub and offers internal and external clients a wide range of services: