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.

26. August 2020

Profactor: Digital Platform for Zero-Defect Production

To remain competitive and maintain its leading position in manufacturing, industry in Europe must be able to manufacture high-quality products and to increase productivity while keeping costs low. The spread of new digital solutions along the production process chain which aim to make production more efficient means that manufacturing industry is undergoing a period of major change. The project “Zero-Defects-Manufacturing Platform” (ZDMP) aims to attain outstanding performance in manufacturing by means of zero-defect processes and products. On the project, PROFACTOR, along with 30 European partners from research and industry, is creating a digital platform for connected intelligent factories.


19. August 2020

SCCH: Trying out Real Research and Moving AI Forward

Under the work experience scheme for talented youngsters which is supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Viktoria Fürst took the opportunity to sample work in the field of data science at Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH). Viktoria is a 5th-year secondary pupil at Schloss Wagrain school. On her reasons for taking part in the work experience programme she says: “I expect this work experience to give me insights into professional work and an idea of day-to-day working life. But most of all I expect to learn many new things and to gain experience of research and the subject of data science."


12. August 2020

Wood: Fibre-Reinforced Components from the 3D Printer

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is far superior to other methods when it comes to cost efficiency, customizability and sustainability. Consequently, it is becoming increasingly common in more and more fields. And the possibilities are still far from exhausted. On the FFG project eFAM4Ind (Endless fiber reinforced additive manufacturing for industrial applications) launched in April 2020, these possibilities are being explored in the high-performance product segment and lightweight construction: