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Styrian robotics specialist is bought up by US group Verizon

February 16, 2021

Incubed IT, a start-up founded in 2011 by seven graduates of TU Graz, is being bought by the US company Verizon (2020: $128.3 billion sales). The founders got together back in 2004 when they first formed a TU team for the Robocup. In 2011, the seven graduates of TU Graz (Julia Arnus, Stephan Gspandl, Reinhard Günther, Andreas Hechenblaickner, Michael Reip, Mate Wolfram and Christoph Zehentner) founded Incubed IT. They recently achieved annual sales in the low millions, and have already received many awards, including the "Phoenix" founder prize, the "Robotics Award" at the Hanover Trade Fair, and the Fast Forward Award.

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More privacy for using WhatsApp and Co.

February 15, 2021


Two of our cryptography experts Daniel Kales and Christian Rechberger developed, together with their colleagues at Darmstadt University of Technology, privacy-protecting security software for mobile messenger services. "ContactGuard" was awarded the 8th German IT Security Award 2020. The researchers intend to use the prize money of 60,000 euros to further develop the security software to market maturity. Stay ahead!

Promotion Award 2021 of the Forum Technology and Society

Febuary 10, 2021

You completed your disseration or master thesis between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021? Briefly argue (3000 characters) why your dissertation or master thesis is or can be important for society. Send your arguments and convince the jury. The prize money totals 12,500 euros this year!


Martin Ebner is honored as "Styrian of the day"

02. Febuary 2021

Martin Ebner was portrayed in the Kleine Zeitung because of his development IMooX, which is an Austria-wide platform where digital teaching content of higher education institutions is managed. Ebner has been involved with digital forms of teaching and learning for more than 20 years now.

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Cardiovascular diseases: New "Digital Twin" computer model improves therapy

January 22, 2021

Although treatment options are constantly improving, cardiovascular diseases are still one of the most frequent causes of death in Europe. The success of the treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the individual pathology. Gernot Plank (Med Uni Graz) has now developed a computer model together with the mathematicians Gundolf Haase and Kristian Bredies from the University of Graz and computer scientist Thomas Pock from the Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, respectively, with which doctors can pre-simulate the optimal therapy and dramatically improve the success of treatment.

Gerhard A. Holzapfel receives William Prager Medal 2021

January 18, 2021

Prof. Holzapfel receives the prestigious prize for his outstanding contributions to the inspirational application of solid mechanics in the development of continuum theory, computational methods, simulation and experiment in the biomechanics of soft biological materials. Congratulations!

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A1 Telekom Austria acquires majority stake in analytics start-up Invenium

January 14, 2021

By acquiring a majority stake in the Graz University of Technology spin-off and the Know-Center, A1 is expanding the area of movement data analyses and offering "A1 Mobility Insights", a commercial product based on the TÜV-approved and data protection-compliant platform.

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Adaptive, automated, interactive: research group develops future health portal

December 22, 2020

Researchers from TU Graz, Med Uni Graz and Uni Graz are working on a digital interactive information system that automatically tailors medical content to individuals and their needs. Can this digital system make predictions about the individual information needs of users, recognize their cognitive abilities, and use this data to convey high-quality medical content in a comprehensible and clear manner? If Tobias Schreck, head of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualisation, has his way, such a system will be a reality in four and a half years at the latest. At least, that is the schedule of the research group that Schreck initiated together with Andrea Siebenhofer-Kroitzsch, head of the Institute of General Medicine and Evidence-Based Health Services Research at the Medical University of Graz, and Dietrich Albert, head of the Cognitive Science Section at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Graz. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the scientific teams of the three institutes are working across disciplines to implement an interactive and adaptive health information system. 

New logos designed by our first year students

December 09, 2020

For the first time this year, we challenged our first semester students to design a logo for their respective study programme. We had a lot of great entries, but unfortunately only one could be chosen per programme. The best ones were also printed as stickers. Congratulations to the winners of 2020!

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Stefanie Lindstaedt chosen as one of the most influential women in Technology 2020

01 December 2020

Stefanie Lindstaedt has been chosen as one of the ten most influential women in Technology 2020 by the renowned ‘Analytics Insight’ magazine in their November issue. The magazine did a special feature on the ten most influential women in Technology. The article highlights the need for women in Technology and throws light on how these women leaders have laid their paths and surged ahead towards their goals with perseverance.

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