Research promotes Innovation

Upper Austrian Research GmbH (UAR) is the leading organization for non-university research of the federal province of Upper Austria and a key player in the research, technology and innovation policy. With its associated companies UAR promotes innovative solutions at the crossroads where fundamental research meets applied research and provides access to top-quality R&D capacities.

08. March 2021

PROFACTOR: Full Speed Ahead

As part of the EU project TINKER, PROFACTOR is in charge of developing an innovative pilot line for the production of sensors for self-driving vehicles that should be miniature, require little energy and be inexpensive to produce. 


05. March 2021

RECENDT, LKR: Key Technologies for Energy-efficient Industry

Increased energy efficiency in drying processes and the “green foundry of the future” – research centres from the UAR Innovation Network are playing a leading role in these two new projects being carried out within the framework of the “New Energy for Industry (NEFI)” innovation network.


03. March 2021

LCM: Autonomous Freight Traffic, In All Weathers

Self-driving vehicles must function and be safe regardless of whether the sun is shining or it is raining, snowing or foggy. “Once again, Upper Austria is attracting international attention as a trial region for self-driving vehicles as efforts continue to make autonomous freight traffic viable in all kinds of weather,” says the province’s economy and research minister Markus Achleitner. “Over the next three years a driverless electric transporter will be trialled in every kind of weather on a test route in Gunskirchen. This research project has been granted EUR 2.85 million in EU funds.”