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We will be back in office from January 10th.


Startup 101 bootcamp
January 15th - 19th, 2022

The "Startup 101 bootcamp" will be an intensive five day education for researchers who would like to test the business potential of their projects and learn about the startup fundamentals. Applications are open until the 24th of December for all employees from the University of Zagreb, University of Ljubljana, Graz University of Technology, and Know-Center.

Faculty News

First blog about digital interaction
Viktoria Pammer-Schindler and her colleagues Mia Bangerl, Franziska Gürtl and Bernhard Wieser have started a blog about digital interaction.The first blog has just been published.

Project GreenFashion-4Future
Our competence center Pro2Future worked with students from the Modeschule Ebensee. They created wearables under the project GreenFashion-4Future.

Awareness of own energy consumption
Gerald Schweiger from our Institute of Software Technology is working on methods for more efficient and intelligent energy systems.The interaction between humans and the energy system is a key factor in his work. Together with psychologists from the University of Graz, Schweiger's team is researching how people can optimize their energy consumption with the help of AI and which factors raise awareness of their own energy consumption.

New Monitoring-Tool: Data Detective
With the participation of the Know-Center, a "Data Detective" was founded at the "build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten" a "Data Detective" was founded, a tool that allows the members of the center automated market and technology research as well as competitor monitoring. In addition, members can use the "Data Detective" to search for topics and possible business partners for their market development.


Jobs, Grants, Open Calls


University Assistant with PhD at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications
Application deadline: December 22th, 2021


Grants, Open Calls

WinterSchool 2022 (online): Security for the connected world
Get unparalleled insights into the world of Cybersecurity at Infineon focusing on challenges in IoT and large enterprise
networks and participate in lectures with top experts from Infineon and world class professors
Deadline: December 22th, 2021

Scientific & Technological Cooperation: Austria - China
The aim of these calls is to stimulate bilateral research cooperation between Austria and its cooperating countries by funding researchers mobility. Further information about the calls as well as the access to the online application is via the WTZ website.
Deadline: 23 December 2021

ÖFG: Preis für Wissenschaftsjournalismus (in German)
The transfer of scientific findings to the public is a central theme of the Third Mission of both university and non-university research. The prize is offered in the categories of daily newspapers, magazines, radio contributions, and television and video contributions, and a maximum of one prize per category is awarded.
Deadline: January 10th, 2022

Amgen Scholars Programme 2022
ETH Zurich offers 15 - 25 scholarships for a summer research stay within the Amgen Scholars Programme. The programme applies to students studying for a Bachelor’s degree at a European university.The ten-week programme covers nine weeks of intensive research in a state-of-the art laboratory in Zurich or Basel. Working as part of a research team, you will have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists and doctoral students. A closing highlight of the programme is the joint symposium for all European Amgen Scholars in Cambridge, UK.
Please find further details on the ETH Zurich Website.
Apply until February 1st.

Student Summer Research Fellowship 2022
The program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain their first research experience in an area of their choice. The fellowship provided by the Computer Science Department of ETH Zurich takes place during two summer months (July 01 - August 31) and is open to all students worldwide. Application starts by beginning of November.
Further information on the 2022 programme, application and the admission criteria can be found here.

EU: ERC - Stzarting Grant Call - Support for Applicants by FFG
For the open Starting Grant Call (deadline 13.01.2022), the Austrian National Contact Point for ERC offers a review of draft proposals, focusing on structure and lessons learnt from evaluation comments, to complement scientific feedback applicants receive from peers. If you are interested, please send your draft to erc@ffg.at.
Contact person at the TU Graz: Gerald Pichler

EU: First Calls under Digital Europe Programme launched
The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL), with a total budget of €7.59 billion, will help European society and businesses make the most of the digital transformation. It will be implemented mainly through coordinated and strategic co-investment with Member States in the areas of high-performance computing and data processing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and advanced digital skills in the private and public sectors.
Contact person at the TU Graz: Gerald Pichler
Deadline: 22.02.2022

EU: Horizon Europe Cluster 4 "Digital, Industry & Space": New Calls for Proposals open
Innovative materials, climate-friendly production processes and technologies, Copernicus, "Digital Age" or quantum technology are just some of the almost 80 topics for which projects can currently be submitted in Cluster 4. Attention: Please note the different submission deadlines for the individual topics.
Contact person at the TU Graz: Gerald Pichler

Doctoral Examinations

Info: Candidates can take the final examination (presentation and oral exam) online via video conference call (e.g. Webex) if all parties involved agree. The requirement of publicity can be ensured as follows: Candidates may distribute the meeting link; requests to participate in the video exam can also be sent by e-mail to the chairperson of the exam commission.


Christoph Stöckl:
Image Classification with Spiking Convolutional Neural Networks

January 14th, 13:00 | SR IGI, webex

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