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.

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 thwart future attempts at criminal activity such as terrorism, targeted attacks and extortion.

With the goal of creating tools for law enforcement agencies to extract data and related evidence from locked mobile devices, the consortium will also actively research the areas of ethical and legal aspects as well as perform dissemination and training activities for the next generation of forensic experts.

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


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.

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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…

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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.


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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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).


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).


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 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.