January 31st 2018

Tyrolean Science Fund supports MCI projects

Seven cutting-edge research projects receive state funds to secure the competitive advantage of Tyrol as a location for business and science.

Tyrolean Minister of Health and Science Bernhard Tilg (on the left) and Michael Kraxner, head of research, development and technology transfer at MCI (on the right) congratulate the young MCI researchers whose projects were recognized by the Tyrolean Science Fund. From left to right: Sabrina Dumfort, Franz-Josef Falkner, Nataly Knöpfle, Tobias Kofler, Michael Meister, Martin Spruck, Thomas Stöckl. © Christian Wucherer

Each year, the State of Tyrol uses means supplied by the Tyrolean Science Fund to promote excellent young researchers of Tyrolean institutions of higher education. No fewer than seven researchers of MCI Management Center Innsbruck were granted this year’s recognition. Tyrolean Minister of Health and Science, Bernhard Tilg, officially honored the award-winning research projects for their relevance and practical orientation in the context of a ceremony held at the University of Innsbruck.

The following young researchers of the Entrepreneurial School® and their projects received the Science Fund’s support:

Research focus: Agro & Food Technology

  • Nataly Knöpfle:
    Alternative opportunities to reduce oxidative degradation and preservation of beta-carotene in hay for animal feed.

Research focus: Renewable Energy

  • Sabrina Dumfort:
    PileCommunication: early recognition of spontaneous ignitions in biomass deposits.

Research focus: Finance

  • Thomas Stöckl:
    Thou shalt not act: testing the no-trade theorem in experimental stock markets.

Research focus: Fluids & Mechanics

  • Tobias Kofler:
    Documentation and simulation of particle movements in the separation chamber of uniflow cyclones.
  • Franz-Josef Falkner:
    Targeted application of the component mode synthesis in machine engineering.

Research focus: Process Technology

  • Martin Spruck:
    Pressure-driven filtration of microalgae in the electrical field.
  • Michael Meister:
    Optimizing energy input for the mixing of digesters.

The Tyrolean Science Fund was established by the State of Tyrol to promote scientific research and young scientists and ensure the international competitiveness of Tyrol. The Entrepreneurial School® considers the grants provided an extraordinary token of appreciation on the part of the State of Tyrol. The Fund supports applied research projects with a focus on current and real-world problems faced by the industry.

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