MCI’s expertise in product development processes in mechatronics and electrical engineering will be made more readily available with the support of the State of Tyrol, aiming to meet the growing industrial demand.
Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) is happy to announce that with the support of the State of Tyrol the new “Digital Twin” Competence Center will soon be launched. In order to be able to meet requests from domestic industrial companies in an even better and more targeted way in the future, the extensive expertise of the Entrepreneurial School® in the fields of mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and control engineering will be united and further developed at the center. A special focus will be placed on virtual mapping and the optimization of mobile machines. Based on electrotechnical simulation and empirical findings, highly representative “digital twins”, i.e. simulative images of real complex devices, can be generated on the computer and operating situations thus simulated. In this way, insights into the behavior of machines in real-life operation can be gained very early in the development process and transferred to the relevant concepts. The aim is to accelerate and validate product development, which should have a positive impact on the companies’ international competitiveness.
“The new competence center marks a milestone in supporting domestic mechanical engineers in terms of innovation and product development,” emphasized Patrizia Zoller-Frischauf, member of the regional government responsible for economic affairs. “The State of Tyrol is very pleased to be able to provide local industry with such a competent research and development partner as MCI.”
Michael Kraxner, head of Research & Development at MCI, is delighted about the positive synergies: “We will be complementing and deepening existing research fields for and together with domestic industrial companies. This is a classic win-win situation for all stakeholders.” Head of department and studies at the MCI Mechatronics Department, Andreas Mehrle, is equally excited by these prospects: “It’s great that we can contribute to the innovation and competitiveness of companies with our expertise. Not only the companies, but also our students will greatly benefit from this.”