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Fabrik der Zukunft

SUPROMED: Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices in the Light of Sustainable Development Criteria - Implementation in Austria

In contrast to other countries there is currently no reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices in Austria. Thus the potential for major ecological and economical savings remains unused. In a stakeholder dialogue, practical implementation strategies were developed to change the trend towards a sustainable value-added chain.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Scenarios for the Biobased Industry in Austria

In order to support the implementation of the Austrian Bioeconomy Strategy, three scenarios for the bio-based industry in Austria were developed. The present study is intended to serve as a solid overview and as a starting point for further detailed studies by other researchers.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Secondary Materials in the Austrian Textile Industry - Study with Recommendations for the Austrian R&D-Politics

This study deals with the challenges and potentials for the use of secondary materials in the Austrian textile industry. It identifies challenges and potentials for establishing cycles in the textile industry with a focus on the use of secondary materials in Austria based on broad stakeholder involvement. Based on this, recommendations for research and development activities were formulated to promote recycling.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Semi-manual dismantling of small electric and electronic equipment

Improving the tecnology of manual dismantling processes of small electric and electronical appliances, used in social enterprises. Via software modules, developed do analise dismantling processes, from dismantling-factories to dismantling-parks.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

The Paper Factory in the Year 2030

Paper factory in the year 2030 as an integrated part of a sustainable economy and a supplier of sustainable paper products fulfilling criteria for sustainability at highest possible level.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Thermal detection of cracks on glowing wire during the process of rolling with regard to reduction of rejections

Developing a non-destructive and fully automated testing to detect surface cracks and laps in rolled wires during the production at temperature values of 800-1000°C and at a material speed of 30-40 m/s, with regard to reduction of rejections.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Urban Future - "Resource Efficient City of Tomorrow"

Challenges fort he cities of tomorrow with research issues referring to resource management, efficiency and technology development

Energiesysteme der Zukunft

Use of thermal cooling technologies and optimal combination with other heat energy consumers to use during summer the available district heating based on renewable energy sources: example of the municipality of Mureck

Optimal use of heating energy from a biogas CHP in the municipality of Mureck through demand side measures; the multifunctional energy centre Mureck on the way towards thermal air-conditioning: Multi-Mukli

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Wood-processing employing a superimposition of ultrasonic vibrations

Development of wood-processing techniques employing high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations in terms of applications in the woodworking industry.

Fabrik der Zukunft

ZERIA 3 (Zero Emissions Research in Application)

Elaboration of the principles for zero emission enterprises. The results show that this approach can be realistic and economically advantageous in many cases.

Fabrik der Zukunft

ZERMEG III - Decision guidance for the visualisation of the achievements of sustainable corporate strategies

ZERMEG III creates a virtual factory of the future from the combination of the research results of different projects. This model will be used to generate real experience for managers in experimenting taking organisational and technical decisions with regard to a sustainable development.

Fabrik der Zukunft

ZERMET - Zero Emission Retrofitting For Existing Textile Plants

Minimisation of the consumption of water, chemicals and energy in the textile industry. Further development of the ZERMEG approach in the form of a questionnaire and application in the textile industry.