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The project certMILS “Compositional security certification for medium- to high-assurance COTS-based systems in environments with emerging threats” which Technikon coordinated successfully from January 2017 to June 2021 is featured on cordis.europa.eu – the main research results platform of the European Commission. The article summarizes the main results of the project and its impact on Europe.

For years, Technikon has been meeting the media needs of dozens of collaborative research projects across Europe. Now we are thrilled to offer our premium audio and video services to any company, university, start-up or project who wants to share their message in the most effective way. From podcasts to explainer video to layout, we have the experience and staff to bring your ideas to life. We are skilled in telling stories about complex topics. It’s not always easy, but always necessary. We offer animations mixed with live-action, video documentation and interviews, full animation videos and much more. Check our newly created media web page for more information, references or just to stoke your creativity: Technikon Media Services

Our new podcast series reaches out to active and influential ethical experts who are currently informing technology projects which are underway in the European Union. Their vast experience answers some of the tough questions, as well as unveil issues that may be less obvious. They will talk about their successes, challenges and navigation through work groups formerly dominated by technology. There is no one size fits all in ethics — the experts will enlighten our listeners to the multifaceted structure of ethics. By listening to this special series, our listeners will learn about the driving forces and payoffs of ethics in technology projects.

To all Data Science enthusiasts!

On October 1, 2021, a regional event of the annual WiDS woldwide conference of the US elite university Stanford will take place at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach. The conference offers the opportunity to hear about the latest research and current applications in the field of data science and to network with the local scene. The conference is open to everyone, regardless of gender, and free of charge. Please register here to save your spot!

SocialDay2021

On 15th July 2021 our first social day since 2019 took place. We drove to the border between Slovenia and Austria in Southern Carinthia and went on a hiking trip trough the Tscheppaschlucht located in the Karawanks. After three hours of hiking we had lunch in a traditional Austrian restaurant and spent the rest of the day walking around the Bodental, a valley at 1,000 metres above sea level. It was very nice to meet up with colleagues again after long periods of home office.

Watch the full wrap-up video here.

We are proud to announce our new podcast series “Ethics and Technology – a Prerequisite for European Research,” which will reach out to active and influential ethical experts, all of them taking part in running European research and technology projects. Their vast experience will help to answer some previously asked questions about ethics, as well as unveil issues that may be less obvious. They will talk about their successes and challenges in work groups formerly dominated by technology and bring you closer to the very diverse topic of ethics. By listening to this special series, you will learn about the driving forces and payoffs of ethics in European technology projects.

All episodes can be found here and on all major podcast platforms (simply search for “EUVATION”).

Technikon has been involved in and coordinated many research and development projects funded by the European Commission from very diverse disciplines. In all projects, some awareness or implementation of ethical principles is required. In medicine projects, involving for example human trials, ethical concerns are quite obvious. In technology-related projects ethical concerns are not always that visible. With some guidance provided by ethics experts many challenges can be easily overcome, however, there’s much more.

Science answers the question “could we”, while ethics answers the question “should we” – it’s no mystery that both areas have to work in harmony. But what does that mean? What exactly are the issues? How can ethical principles, guides and methodologies be folded into technological research and development? Technikon will answer some of these questions in a new podcast series, which will be officially released next week!

Technikon is not just about research and technology. We are also keenly aware of the importance of ethical principles, diversity and privacy when it comes to carrying out research. Responsible research affects us— researchers, developers, research project managers and individuals participating in trials. Realizing the benefits to all involved, we are actively incorporating ethics principles to our daily activities—as a pillar to support our organization. As an organization, Technikon is dedicated to guarding ethical principles, empowering diversity and inclusion, and guaranteeing privacy. Learn more about Technikon’s approach to acting responsible in research.

WiTEC News May 2021

31 May 2021

The European Association for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology recently published its latest newsletter.

Von Technikon geleitetes EU-Projekt zur Förderung mobiler und grenzüberschreitender Verwaltungsdienste lädt zur Mitwirkung ein.

Lesen Sie den gesamten Artikel, erschienen am 4. Mai 2021 im “Behörden Spiegel” (Nr. V, 37. Jg, 19. Woche) auf Seite 30, hier.

The Safe4RAIL-2 & CONNECTA-2 Final Conference will be organized as a virtual event on Wednesday, 30th June 2021. The event offers a great opportunity to receive an insight into Next-Generation TCMS (NG-TCMS) solutions, establish a proactive and instructive dialogue with both projects partners and participate in the demonstrators. The Final Conference welcomes participants from railway undertakings, technology suppliers and manufacturers, safety experts, and authorities as well as academic participants in the domain of train control and communication systems. The registration, agenda and practical information will be available in due time.

The third year of the Car2TERA project has started and the team was asked to summarize the processes that are being done. This week Technikon explains the current work that is being developed within Car2tera.

In a talk with Martina Truskaller, Herbert Petautschnig, Marion Habernig and Luana Fabrete the Technikon Team answered 5 questions about the company role in the REINDEER H2020 project:

Antennen der nächsten Generation dürfen ganz anders aussehen.

Unter diesem Motto wird im Projekt REINDEER mit Steirischer (TU Graz) und Kärntner (Technikon) Beteiligung in folgenden Themenbereichen geforscht:

– “Radio-Waves-Technologie”
– Industrieller Verbrauch
– genaue Ortung

Lesen Sie hier den gesamten Artikel von “Der Standard” am 20. April 2021.

In this webinar on 24th March 2021, Technikon gave an introduction to financial rules of the Horizon 2020 programme and provided guidance for day-to-day bookkeeping, as well as for the periodic and financial reports of our H2020 projects REINDEER, REALHOLO, EXFILES and mGov4EU:

The following topics were presented in this webinar:
– Payment overview
– Person Months (PMs) and time records
– Interim Management Reporting & Deliverables
– Reporting to the Commission (periodic reports, financial reports, audits)
– Project costs

The recorded webinar is now ready to watch.

The presentation can be downloaded here:

Technikon H2020 Financial Reporting Webinar 2021

If you need further help with financial reporting, do not hesitate to contact us:

Tel.: +43 4242 23355
email: coordination@technikon.com
web: http://www.technikon.com

EU-funded project FutureTPM – started in 2017 – completed mission to address security threats from quantum computing.

We are hiring!

12 February 2021

Technikon is looking for new team members:

  • Team Assistant (40h/week)
  • IT Engineer/Architect (40h/week)

Looking forward to your applications to jobs@technikon.com

 

The virtual world before your eyes

29 January 2021

The REALHOLO project will develop technologies to merge the virtual and real worlds. Find more information in the official announcement letter.

Solutions for tomorrow’s high speed wireless

27 January 2021

The REINDEER project will develop technology to ensure that fast wireless access is where we need it, when we need it. Find out more about this exciting project in the official announcement letter.

The mGov4EU Project is underway to boost mobile capabilities of electronic identification and trust services in the EU. Discover more in our first press release.

New technology for a cleaner environment

13 January 2021

Learn how the 4-years H2020 project AQUARIUS developed clean water sensors. Read the project’s final press release or visit the project website for more information.

3-years H2020 project FutureTPM ended

11 January 2021

EU funded project completes mission to address security threats from quantum computing. Read the project’s final press release or visit the project website for more information.

2020, what a year!

23 December 2020

2020 has been special and exhausting for all of us. However, there are people out there who are less fortunate than we are. This year the staff at TECHNIKON decided to collect money for the regional charity “Kärntner in Not” to help people who really need it right now.

On behalf of the entire team we wish you relaxing holidays with your families and a prosperous New Year. Stay safe!

Three H2020 projects kicking off in January

21 December 2020

The end of this special year is approaching and Technikon is already looking forward to an exciting 2021. We are proud to announce that three H2020 projects funded by the European Commission are going to start on the 1st of January coordinated by TECHNIKON.

1) REINDEER (H2020, 101013425, 2021-2024) aims at paving the way for the next generation of connectivity

2) REALHOLO (H2020, 101014977, 2021-2024) will develop real world technologies for mixed reality worlds

3) mGov4EU (H2020, 959072, 2021-2023) will enable cross-border services for mobile devices based on the Single Digital Gateway Regulation (SDGR) and the eIDAS Regulation

Visit our news feed or social media channels to stay updated!

Technikon, the host of the European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiTEC) in Austria, has been employing interns from all over the world for years. Their current intern Luana from Brazil is mentioned in the latest WiTEC newsletter.

WiTEC Newsletter December 2020

Techikon ready for Horizon Europe

9 December 2020

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the new funding framework for EU research projects. TECHNIKON has been preparing for a seamless transition to this new scheme in order to push technology forward without delay. Just another reason many organizations across Europe call TECHNIKON a trusted partner.

TECHNIKON, a private Austrian research service company, has been fostering European Innovation for more than 20 years. Starting our last three European H2020 projects in January 2021, we have successfully coordinated more than 24 large research projects in the areas of telecommunication, medicine, optics, and security, managing over 170 million euros in research funding in the current European research program.

TECHNIKON is prepared to move to the next phase of project funding: Horizon Europe. Watch a few of the changes in the European Commission’s plan for future funding.

H2020 project EPIC ended

2 December 2020

The EPIC research project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, ended successfully after three years of intensive research. EPIC developed an implementation-ready FEC communication technology for Turbo-, LDPC-, and Polar codes that meet the cost and performance requirements for 6G telecommunications systems. Our researchers paved the way for future wireless Tb/s solutions with highest throughput, better spectral efficiency, lower latencies and large scalability.

Under the coordination of Technikon in Austria, this Horizon 2020 project brought together eight partners from seven European countries. Take a look at our final press release, as well as at our final project video.

European Commission reports on our podcast activities

5 November 2020

The European Commission published an article about our Podcast series and what the worldwide pandemic has in common with Cybersecurity.

Read the article.

FUTURETPM Meeting with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

14 September 2020

FutureTPM consortium members recently had the opportunity to present their work before the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

It is an achievement for the project to receive recognition from TCG. TCG is an organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms. TCG develops specifications for Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs). But why is TCG interested in FutureTPM? Because FutureTPM partners have designed and implemented Quantum-Resistant (QR) versions of their cryptographic algorithms. The FutureTPM consortium is well poised to speak of their experiences and, in this way, can offer valuable insights into the future of secure computing.
With over 50 participants, the conference call was kicked off with general information from the FutureTPM Technical Lead, Liqun Chen from the University of Surrey. Luís Fiolhais from INESC-ID followed up with Implementation of QR Primitives in a software-based TPM. Thomas Pöppelmann from Infineon wrapped up with his presentation, on FutureTPM hardware-based TPM implementation.
Liqun Chen says “FutureTPM partners will stay in close contact with the TCG to share knowledge and to offer updates about their QR algorithms”. She went on to stress the value of alignment between the two organizations: “This relationship between FutureTPM and TCG is important because we have mutual interests, our research can get good input from TCG and our results will contribute to TCG’s activities.

Project Announcement - EXFILES

15 July 2020

On 1st of July 2020 the European cooperative research project, EXFILES, has started.

While the ubiquity of the mobile phone in our society is largely beneficial, mobile phones can also be used for criminal activities. To make matters worse, the device manufacturers offer built in, robust encryption which can render data on a captured device virtually non existent. With no help coming from the manufacturer pool, it has become a matter of public security and interest to find ways to systematically crack encrypted mobile devices to gather evidence to prosecute criminals or even counteract future attempts at criminal activity such as terrorism, targeted attacks and extortion. Recognizing this need, the European Commission has recently released funding for the EXFILES project.

EXFILES is a consortium of 14 partners including law enforcement agencies, universities and cybersecurity companies under the coordination of Technikon Austria.

Read through our press release for more information.

Results of ALFA have been published on the CORDIS website in six languages.

Happy Easter

10 April 2020

Technikon is wishing you and your family a Happy Easter filled with joy and safeness.

Technikon #stayathome

We, at TECHNIKON, act responsibly to combat the COVID-19 virus spread and to protect the health of our clients, employees and collaborators. That is why we will carry out all of our activities remotely and are working from home.

Thanks to the communication technologies and internal guidelines that we have arranged to work on our projects as normally as possible and in an efficient and (cyber) secure manner.

In addition we will be in touch with all of you by phone, email and through other different e-tools in order to perform the necessary meetings and communications.

Thank you for your collaboration in these delicate moments. Stay healthy and take care of yourself and others.

Neue Radartools zur Bekämpfung des illegalen Grenzverkehrs

4 February 2020

Angesichts der zunehmenden Berichte, wonach Drohnen und
andere Leichtflugzeuge zum Einschleusen von Drogen nach Europa
eingesetzt werden, hat das Projekt ALFA innerhalb von 3 Jahren neue Technologien entwickelt.

Mehr dazu in der Presseaussendung

Zwischen Neusiedler und Bodensee wird viel Innovatives entwickelt.

Im Gespräch mit Klaus-Michael Koch wird schnell klar, wie begeistert er von der eigenen Arbeit ist: „Wir entwickeln eine völlig neue, disruptive Technologie. Das ist wie die Ablöse des Postbriefverkehrs durch das E-Mail.“ Koch ist Geschäftsführer und wissenschaftlicher Leiter der Forschungsgesellschaft Technikon in Villach. Die bahnbrechende Innovation, über die er spricht, heißt…

Mehr dazu auf industriemagazin.at.

Christmas Greetings

19 December 2019

The team from TECHNIKON and myself wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy new year.

We would like to bring to your attention that our office will be closed from 23rd December 2019 until 1st January 2020.

Technikon launches new website

22 October 2019

Computer monitor with update symbol

The entire Technikon team is thrilled to present our new website. What you see is the culmination of our work to present the company in a clear and concise way. We will continue to make improvements and add the content we think is most important for our visitors. To stay current with our activities please follow us on social media.

GROWING MEDIA LIBRARY FROM TECHNIKON

Hand drawing video concepts

Technikon Video Showcase is growing. The media team at Technikon has been busy in the creation of animated explainer videos, podcasts and short informational movie clips. These media pieces are intended to inform the general public about some of the projects that are currently underway. The work you see is done in-house and distributed by social media and the project communication channels.

You can find our videos on Vimeo.
You can find our podcasts on Omnystudio.

ALFA System Demonstration in Portugal

ALFA system demonstration event

Technikon staff were present at the ALFA project final demonstration in Cacela Velha, Portugal where the team showed the progress of the aerial detection and tracking. The goal of being able to use ALFA to detect, track and even predict landing sites of low flying air vehicles was achieved. It was through the unwavering support of all partners that this project finished with such a resounding success. While there is still much work to be done in this segment of maritime surveillance, ALFA played an important role in moving security concepts closer to production. The ALFA project will officially end in December of 2019. For more information, follow our podcast where we had the opportunity to speak with specific project partners about how it all works and what to expect in the future.

TECHNIKON BOLDLY EMBRACES CYBER SECURITY

Technikon booth at Kärnter Sicherheitstag

The Technikon security team will be present at the 16th annual Austrian IT Security Day (16. Österreichischer IT-Sicherheitstag) on October 16th to network with other experts in the field as well as sharing IT security knowledge. This event is important for Technikon because it keeps them in the mainstream to see what IT security issues are trending. With an increasing number of connected devices every day, it is important that to prepare defences against breaches and other criminal cyber activities.

Watch our new Technikon video on Vimeo!

Project Logo iPC

On 1st of January 2019 the European cooperative research project, iPC “individualizedPaediatricCure: Cloud-based virtual-patient models for precision paediatric oncology” has started.

The goal of the iPC project is to collect, standardize and harmonize existing clinical knowledge and medical data and, with the help of artificial intelligence, create treatment models for each patient. Armed with these treatment models, scientists will then test them on virtual patients to evaluate treatment efficacy and toxicity, thus improving both patient survival and their quality of life.

The consortium consists of 21 partners from 11 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, USA and Australia).

Announcement Letter iPC [PDF]

Research on the Applications of Physically Unclonable Functions within the Internet of Things

Laptop and Smartphone

Technikon released a whitepaper summarizing their research efforts in the domain of Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), as well as on the potential applications of PUFs within the Internet of Things (IoT).

View the [PDF].

A PUF Based Hardware Authentication Scheme for Embedded Devices

circuit board

Technikon released a whitepaper describing an offline authentication scheme for resource-constrained embedded devices designated for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).

View the [PDF].

Europäisches Forschungsprojekt verleiht dem Auto der Zukunft Augen und Ohren

Man driving car

Das kooperative europäische Forschungsprojekt “Car2TERA” wurde am 1. Jänner 2019 unter Koordination des österreichischen Unternehmens…

Mehr dazu auf pressetext.com.

TECHNIKON, Villach - vier neue H2020 EU-Forschungsprojekte gestartet

Project Logos Safe4RAIL Car2TERA iPC DECODER

EU-Projekte im Bereich Krebsforschung, Softwareentwicklung, Autonomes Fahren, Bahntechnik gestartet. Sicherheit und Effizienz. Diese beiden Schlagwörter beschreiben unter anderem die aktuellen Tätigkeitsbereiche des Villacher Unternehmens TECHNIKON. Dem Gründer und Geschäftsführer, Klaus-Michael Koch, ist es mit seinem Team erneut gelungen…

Mehr dazu auf pressetext.com.

Drei Kontinente vereint gegen Krebsleiden bei Kindern

Doctor holding up a small child

Krebs bei Kindern ist selten, aber wenn die Diagnose feststeht, zeigen die gewählten Behandlungen nicht immer den erhofften Erfolg. So treten im Durchschnitt…

Mehr dazu auf pressetext.com.

Smarte Bahn: Das Ticket in die Zukunft

Train platform

In Bahnsystemen fehlt es oft an der Kommunikation einzelner System-Komponenten sowie der notwendigen Interoperabilität. Oftmals stammen Komponenten wie Bremsen, Klima,…

Mehr dazu auf pressetext.com.

On 1st of January 2019 the European cooperative research project, Car2TERA “Terahertz sensors and networks for next generation smart automotive electronic systems” has started. The Car2TERA project will focus on the following objectives:

– sub-THz, large bandwidth technologies for advanced in-cabin sensor systems, sensor fusion and high-speed data links and combine the results of recent achievements
– Novel car radar sensor concept and novel THz-over plastic data links
– Strengthen and reinforce Europe’s leading position in car radar sensors
– Silicon-micromachined THz system platform technology
– Cost-effective, broadband, multi-usage SiGe monolithicmicrowave integrated circuits (MMICs)
The consortium consists of 8 partners from 5 different countries (Austria, Sweden, Poland, Italy and Spain).

Read the announcement letter [PDF].

TECHNIKON, Villach - vier neue H2020 EU-Forschungsprojekte gestartet

13 January 2019

EU-Projekte im Bereich Krebsforschung, Softwareentwicklung, Autonomes Fahren, Bahntechnik gestartet

Sicherheit und Effizienz. Diese beiden Schlagwörter beschreiben unter anderem die aktuellen Tätigkeitsbereiche des Villacher Unternehmens TECHNIKON. Dem Gründer und Geschäftsführer, Klaus-Michael Koch, ist es mit seinem Team erneut gelungen…

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Villacher Kirchtag 2018

1 August 2018

From 29th July until 5th August 2018 the traditional Villacher Kirchtag took place. The Technikon team also visited the 75th Villacher Kirchtag on Wednesday, 1st August 2018.

Technikon biking tour

8 June 2018

On Friday, 8th June 2018, the Technikon team enjoyed the sunny weather in Carinthia and made a biking tour around Ossiacher See (approx. 37 km).

Villacher Unternehmen forscht und entwickelt international im Bereich Produktsicherheit

Im Rahmen des Europäischen H2020 Forschungsprojektes VESSEDIA wird unter der Leitung des Villacher Unternehmens TECHNIKON Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH an neuen Techniken zur formalen Prüfung der Sicherheit von industriellen und sicherheitskritische Anwendungen geforscht…

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Entwicklung einer hochleistungsfähigen Hybrid-Integrationsplattform für Radiowellen-Systeme

Das europäische Forschungsprojekt SERENA wurde am 1. Jänner 2018 unter Koordination der TECHNIKON Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH aus Villach gestartet. Das Projektteam…

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On 1st of January 2018 the European cooperative research project, H2020 FutureTPM “Future Proofing the Connected World: A Quantum-Resistant Trusted Platform Module” has officially started. Our team will research a Quantum-Resistant (QR) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) by designing and developing QR algorithms suitable for inclusion in a TPM. The project consortium consists of 14 industrial and academic partners from 9 different countries (Austria, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, Portugal and Greece).

FutureTPM-announcement-letter-Jan2018
FutureTPM-German-Press-Release_announcement_general

On 1st of January 2018 the European cooperative research project, SERENA “gan-on-Silicon Efficient mm-wave euRopean systEm iNtegration plAtform” has started. The SERENA project aims to substantially increase the functional performance of high-frequency radar systems as well as significantly reducing their cost. The envisaged SERENA architecture and platform is suitable for a wide range of applications such as safety radar, high-speed wireless communication, or imaging sensors. There is a strong industry pull to substantially reduce the cost of mm-wave systems for future key markets such as 5G wireless communications and autonomous vehicles (automotive radar sensors). The SERENA technology will be based on breakthroughs in Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology and state-of-the-art volume packaging. The consortium consists of 10 partners from 6 different countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, and Sweden).

SERENA-announcement-letter-Jan2018

EU projects and Technikon

30 November 2017

The European Commission recently published data which show TECHNIKON`s engagement in publically funded research projects. It is highlighted that TECHNIKON is successfully coordinating double-digit numbers of large European projects and is also involved as research partner in further industrial driven PPP projects. Details are available on http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/organisations/org_profile.html?pic=999761735 or below. Within these projects TECHNIKON is/has been working in cooperation with national and international partners, e.g. Infineon Technologies Austria AG (IFAT), Ericsson AB (EAB) or universities like Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven).

Villacher Kirchtag 2017

1 August 2017

On Tuesday, 1st August 2017 TECHNIKON visited the traditional 74th Villacher Kirchtag.

Technikon biking tour

17 July 2017

On Monday, 17th July 2017, the Technikon team made a biking tour around Millstätter See (approx. 30 km) and enjoyed the nice summer weather in Carinthia.