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.

15. June 2022

Next Round for Top Research Facilities in Upper Austria

COMET competence centres perform application-oriented research at the very highest level. Three K1 centres of excellence based in Upper Austria that are supported under the nationwide COMET scheme – Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH), Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH - Wood K plus and K1-MET GmbH – successfully applied for grants in the highly competitive sixth call for submissions and have each secured funding of EUR 23 million for the first four of eight years, beginning in 2023


20. April 2022

WOOD K PLUS: New FemTech Project WOOD4ALL

On 1 April 2022 the FemTech project entitled WOOD4ALL - Chancengleichheit und Frauenförderung (equal opportunities and promotion of women) was launched at Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH. Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Wood K plus) has been a pioneer of equal opportunities and gender competence in technological research institutions for many years. A hallmark of Wood K plus is its innovative corporate culture, and the company repeatedly grasps the nettle of current challenges, whether these concern technological issues, its ongoing development as an organization or its employees.


04. February 2022

Wood K plus: Kick-Off for Mushrooms!

The idea of using fungus mycelium as a binding agent for lignocellulosic materials is not new. Many research groups and companies around the world are currently adopting various approaches to this fascinating topic. One of these companies is Wood K plus, which has been working on this issue with regard to solid wood and wood composites for a long time now, pursuing a number of different avenues and exchanging information with several partner companies.