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.

11. May 2020

WOOD: extracts from the tree of heaven as a biological wood preservative

The tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is a deciduous tree in the family Simaroubaceae. It is characterized by a high tolerance of salt, aridity, herbicides and airborne pollutants. However, it also has considerable drawbacks: It is an invasive plant that is spreading globally and forcing out other species of tree. In its branches, leaves and especially bark the tree of heaven contains bitter substances, called quassinoids, that protect it from predatory herbivores and pathogens, but also prevent other species of tree from growing beside it. These substances could be of interest as a natural wood preservative.

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06. March 2020

Profactor: Flexibility and safety in the smart factory

Collaborative robotics is regarded as the future of the production industry. The success of the digital factory rests on the best possible symbiosis between humans and machines and their dynamic collaboration. The flexibility and safety of such assistance systems play a particularly important role in this. In future it should become possible to deploy modular assistance systems flexibly and so give specialists the best possible support with a variety of different production steps. 

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06. March 2020

Industry 4.0 - Cooperation Agreement between RWTH Aachen and UAR

The chamber district of Aachen has an international reputation as a city with outstanding technological expertise and stands for pioneering research and innovation in the production engineering sector. It was against this background that a delegation from Upper Austria headed by economy and research minister Markus Achleitner undertook a fact-finding trip to Aachen from 3 to 4 March 2020. The trip included discussions with representatives and top scientists from Aachen Universities.

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