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Green Deal Research: Salzburg Research One of the Main Players

The “Green Deal” is the guiding principle of the EU for the coming years. An analysis by the FFG shows that Salzburg Research is at the forefront of green-deal-relevant research in the state.


Award: 2nd Place Worldwide in the Area of AI/ML in 5G

Salzburg Research achieved 2nd place in an international AI challenge among over 900 participating teams.


Successful Recertification According to ISO 9001

Salzburg Research’s management system has been ISO 9001 certified since 2008. At the end of 2020, the certificate was successfully extended for a further three years.


EventFant: Safe Meetings in Times of Pandemics

The baby elephant is going digital: the “EventFant” smart badge is intended to ensure sufficient distance between people.


More Safety for Cyclists through Intelligent Traffic Systems

The networking and automation of vehicles offer a great opportunity to also increase the safety of cyclists. An Austrian consortium headed by the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft is working on innovative technologies to protect vulnerable road users. The focus is on possibilities for cooperative detection of collision risks as well as non-distracting warning concepts.


Annual Review and Christmas Campaign 2020

Our highlights from research 2020 and what we can achieve with our annual Christmas campaign.


Culture Fund Awards 2020: Jobs for MINT:labs

The MINT:labs Science City Itzling project was awarded the sponsorship prize for a project for children and young people by the City of Salzburg.


Manufacturer-Independent Robot Control for Production and Maintenance

Autonomous and collaborative robots are a great future opportunity for companies as well as logistics support in care.However, the complexity of the required programming and manufacturer-specific interfaces represent a major hurdle. An Austrian consortium headed by Salzburg Research is developing an open source solution for simplified robot control: This should make tasks and capabilities of social and industrial robots easier to transfer and combine.

The possible uses of autonomous robots sound promising – in manufacturing as well as in care. However, the complexity of the application-specific programming slows down many innovative implementation ideas. In addition, provider-specific programming interfaces for each device and for each robot task require specialist technical knowledge. This leads to a high level of dependency and not infrequently to a lock-in effect with regard to the manufacturer and market segment. A platform for the manufacturer-independent exchange of robot control tasks and processes is intended to solve this dilemma.

Platform for Manufacturer-Independent Exchange of Robot Control Tasks and Processes

Regardless of the manufacturer or the area of application, robots often perform very similar tasks: A typical robot task in production is lifting, transporting and placing objects – a skill that can also be used as a logistical support in the care sector. On the other hand, social robots increasingly have cognitive abilities such as gesture recognition or the interpretation of emotions and stress – abilities that are also becoming increasingly important when using collaborative robots in a business environment.

The core element of this platform is therefore the separation of task design, configuration and implementation. In this way, skills should be available across all robots and in different domains – mutual inspiration not excluded. The robot skills can also be run as a simulation on digital twins for testing.

The research project ROBxTASK is funded by the BMK in the program „ICT of the Future“.

Field Test: „ILSE“ Keeps the Generation 55+ Fit

With exercise, health can be maintained into old age. The results from an extensive field test show: The technology-supported system “Fit with ILSE” is effective.


2nd Place in the Graph Neural Networking Challenge

With the help of neural networks, the research team at Salzburg Research was able to predict the latency in communication networks with a mean error of 1.95%.


Game Changers Need Efficient Communication

Passenger interaction is an important cornerstone in research on automated vehicles.


New Publication: Digital Twins in the Factory Lifecycle

A compilation of important conceptual principles of digital twins in the plant life cycle and examples for their application and use in industrial practice. more

Video: Excursion to proto_lab

The KMU4.0 project (Interreg Bavaria-Austria 2014-2020) invited to a learning excursion to the proto_lab at the TH Rosenheim in October. The live stream is now available for retrospective viewing.


Research Results for a Targeted Planning of Cycling

In order to be able to plan measures according to the actual needs of cyclists, current decision-making bases are required. The identification of different bike types and a bike dashboard should help.


October 9, 2020: Long Night of Research DIGITAL

In 2020, the Long Night of Research will take place digitally for the first time. Salzburg Research provides digital insights into current research.


5G Exploration Space Salzburg

The 5th generation of mobile communications (5G) is a very promising technology. But are the promised properties even achieved? A 5G research infrastructure for testing applications and products is starting in Salzburg. more

New Record at the Charity Challenge 2020

Almost twice around the globe or a little less than 2,000 marathon distances: that’s the total distance that 450 participants from ten Salzburg companies took under their running shoes in this year’s Charity Challenge in three months. more

Best Paper Award

Wernher Behrendt and Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt received the Best Paper Award for their paper “Establishing and Maintaining Situation Awareness for Shop-Floor Assistance in Manufacturing” at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA) in August.

The paper reports on design and implementation of a situation awareness module for a site-wide assistance system in manufacturing plants. We design individual assistance units that are able to support workers interactively, on the shop floor and we enable these units to keep track of the shop-floor situation at the level of workers’ cells. Each work cell is thus logically monitored by an assistance unit that is aware of workers, manufacturing tasks and sub-tasks, as well as having an inventory of components and equipment used by the workers, to accomplish their tasks. Input from multiple sensors is translated into streams of observations expressed at a higher conceptual level, so that they can be interpreted w.r.t. a predefined, discrete knowledge model.

Best Paper Award Wernher Behrendt, Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt

Austrian Lead Project MMAssist II

The paper was written as part of the research work in the Austrian lead project MMAssist II. The goal of MMAssist II is a fundamental research and characterization of assistance in a production context. Based on this, optimized assistance systems for future working places focused on the human worker („Human-Centered Workplace“) will be developed, implemented and evaluated in an industrial environment. Basis for the implementation are so called „Assistenz Units“ – which are modular components for assistance systems. Assistance Units are defined in a way that they can be applied to different application con-texts. The partners will implement a software framework with which Assistance Units can be dynamically configured to act as assistance system for a given application.

The pilot project MMAssist II (assistance systems in production in the context of man – machine cooperation) is funded by the BMK and the FFG from the production of the future program.



Digital Assistance and Collaborative Robotics

Support people in production in a meaningful way: Salzburg Research hosted two workshops on digital assistance systems and collaborative robotics. A follow-up report.


New App for Urban Sustainability in Salzburg

Sustainability can be easily integrated into everyday life. The “Stadtmacherei Salzburg” helps: The free app shows the variety of possibilities to act sustainably day after day. With a playful approach, the users are motivated and stimulated. This means that the app is also breaking new ground in communicating sustainability and taking the topic out of the renunciation corner.

The app combines a wide variety of offers and initiatives on the topics of climate-neutral mobility, local consumption and social engagement. The app provides easy, playful access to sustainability through exciting discovery tours, puzzles and activities. Every CO2-free kilometre, every quiz won, every completed competition brings heartbeats. The higher the number of heartbeats, the better. Then there is the implementation of a large joint city-making project. Heartbeat bags are also raffled off four times a year. They are filled with sustainable products and experiences, such as the personal city tree, public transport tickets, bike services, vegetable boxes from regional farmers, free admission for city makers and friends or family to the city baths, the Untersberg cable car, the Hellbrunn water fountains and much more.

The app is being implemented as part of the international research initiative “SimpliCITY” with the cities of Salzburg and Uppsala (Sweden). Salzburg Research is the consortium leader and researches digital incentive instruments and methods how people can be encouraged to use such services. The knowledge genereated is tested, evaluated and shared with other cities across the EU. In addition to Salzburg and Uppsala, the implementation of such a regional platform in other cities in Austria, Sweden and Finland is also being sought. The EU initiative is funded in the JPI Urban Europe – Making Cities Work program, financed by the respective participating countries, in Austria by the FFG with funds from the BMK.

Survey: Sustainable Behavior in Salzburg

We would like to find out more about your sustainable behaviour, your attitude to environmental protection and social commitment and your knowledge of the sustainable city of Salzburg – regardless of whether you use the Stadtmacherei app or not. Duration: 10 minutes.

Feel Like Running? Study Participants Wanted!

As part of the Digital Motion research initiative, we are looking for female beginning runners and anyone who wants to become one for a scientific study. more

Salzburg’s Multimedia Know-How Puts Cultural Heritage in the Limelight

Museum visitors virtually immerse themselves in the past / Salzburg as an Interreg project switchboard more

Digibus®: Public Demo Operation in Koppl

Between August 10 and October 16, 2020, the automated Digubus® will run according to the timetable in a public demo operation for the first time. more

Survey: „Hiking for the Heart“

Online survey about the needs of the 50+ generation who love hiking. Participate and win! more

SMEs: 7 Recommendations for Action for Digital Transformation

Digital technologies offer companies numerous opportunities – also for SMEs. 7 concrete recommendations for action on how you can successfully master the digital transformation of your SME. more

Please Vote: Bicycle Quality Nominated For The VCÖ Mobility Award

“Bike Quality” was ranked in the “Digitization” category by a specialist jury among the top five projects. The winning project will be determined in the audience voting. more

B2B Platform for Online Collaboration

Research result: European research initiative headed by Salzburg Research offers open source platform software for supply chain management. more

Online Survey: Potential of Cycling Mobility Data

Online survey on the current use and further potential of cycling data. more

Problems With the WLAN?

Is your WiFi connection quickly overwhelmed or keeps breaking for inexplicable reasons? Salzburg Research is working on a tool that is intended to help track down wireless communication problems. more

Making Meets Innovation: New Distancing Tools for Pandemic Prevention

COVID-19 shows that maintaining physical distance is important. We are looking for ideas, prototypes or solutions to support the keeping of distance socially accepted and effective.

Against Each Other for Togetherness: Charity Challenge 2020

Salzburg Research is running again this year for a good cause and challenges Findologic to a “duel”. more

„New Timber Paths“: These Innovations For The Salzburg Timber Industry Have Won

A total of 140 ideas for the Salzburg timber industry were submitted for the second Open Innovation Salzburg ideas competition. These are the winners. more

Prototype: Diabetes Self-Management System

The prototype of the diabetes self-management system developed a spart of POWER2DM can now be further developed by interested companies. more

Bike Quality: Bicycle Infrastructure Under The Microscope

With “Bike Quality”, Salzburg Research uses digital technologies to identify the areas with the greatest need for action in the Salzburg cycle path network. more

Survey On The Future Of E-Mobility On Two Wheels

Help shape the future of e-mobilitiy on two wheels! Take the survey now and win attractive prizes! more

Publication: I Need Your Help! How to Establish a Support System for an AAL Pilot Region

New publication on the structure and optimization of a support system for use in the AAL pilot region fir4AAL more

Salzburg Innovation Scores at „2 Minuten 2 Millionen”

After two years of development work – i.a. with the support of Salzburg Research – a young entrepreneur from Salzburg wins investors. more

Better Decisions Through Traffic Data

Real floating car data for optimal traffic planning in Tyrol. more

Online MINT Week: Journey Into The Research World

Salzburg Research and the University of Salzburg invite you to the “MINT Week” every month. The MINT Week takes place online in May. more

Free Online Course: Making Young Social Innovators

Learn how to train young learners to develop a creative and innovative mindset to solve social problems. Register now! more

3D Crowdprinting Against Covid-19

„Crowdprintin“ on a 3D printer for face shields to protect against Covid-19. more

1st Place for „Peyeoneer“ at the Social Hackathon

Eva Hollauf and her team at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences won with their idea for “Peyeoneer” at this year’s social hackathon. more

Online Exercise Program Especially for the 55+ Generation

Salzburg Research and partners make parts of a sports science-based exercise program specially developed for the 55+ generation available online. more

Our Availability

Information for our customers and partners about our availability within the scope of the COVID-19 measures. more

Inclusive Tourism in the Alpine Region

Tourism for everyone! People should be able to immerse themselves in nature regardless of environmental, physical and other hurdles. more

Research For The Digital Sports Experience

Can the ski of tomorrow tell us when it should be serviced or when it is time for a break in the hut? Current research questions in the competence center Digital Motion: more

Management Extended for Another Five Years

Salzburg Research will be managed by Siegfried Reich for another five years. more

When the Ski Advises to Stop at the Hut

From the laboratory to the slopes: The Salzburg COMET competence center Digital Motion is currently developing and testing innovative sensors that could make skiing even smarter in the future. more

Sepcialist Seminar On Social Innovation In Brussels

Increasing creativity and self-efficacy of young people: Presentation of the DOIT research results at the European Research Council in Brussels. more

This Will Make Salzburg Remain Worth Experiencing And Living

Worth seeing street art, a digital push in the right direction and a unified P+R system with optimal bus connections: these three ideas are on the podium of “(er)lebenswertes Salzburg” (worth living and experiencing Salzburg), the first ideas competition at Open Innovation Salzburg. more

Open Innovation Talk

Open Innovation Salzburg: 151 ideas for a better coexistence of tourists and locals in the city of Salzburg were submitted – first results and experiences. more

„MINTwoch“: Journey Into The Research World

Salzburg Research and the University of Salzburg invited school classes to another “MINTwoch” in the Science City Itzling to immerse themselves in the world of science and technology. more

New Advisory Board Confirms Direction

The newly established advisory board has now confirmed that Salzburg Research’s position on the subject of “Motion Data Intelligence” is forward-looking.


Annual Review And Christmas Campaign 2019

Our research highlights for 2019 and what we can do with our annual Christmas campaign. more

Science City Itzling

New pylon unveiled at the Science City entrance. more

Speed Dating With Researcher

Michèle Zlöbl answered questions of students during a research speed dating. more

What Salzburgers Think About Automated Mobility

Driving without steering wheel? What do the people of Salzburg think, expect or fear? The opinion of the population was raised to automated mobility as part of a global dialogue with citizens. more

Smart Integration and Search Solutions for Corporate Data

Salzburg Research offers one of the few Linked Data Server as open source software on Google code. more

Salzburg Research places Emphasis on Open Source Communities

Salzburg Research places emphasis on Open Source in two major EU funded projects and actively invests in the build-up of communities. more

Textbook: Learning and Teaching with Technologies

The textbook was presented at the “Learntec” in Karlsruhe, Germany’s largest fair for learning technology, and is now available online for free. more

Technology for disabled people

Salzburg Research supports the Anna-Bertha-Königsegg School in Salzburg with learning technology. more

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