Seven exciting research projects receive state funding | Focus on location, practical relevance & sustainability
Every year, the state of Tyrol supports the work of outstanding scientists with funding from the Tyrolean Science Fund (TWF).
This year, seven remarkable researchers from the Entrepreneurial School® received the coveted funding for their convincing research projects. In addition to scientific quality, special attention was paid to location, practical relevance and sustainability. With their focus on regionality, circular economy and inclusion, the award-winning research projects also contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which MCI strategically integrates into day-to-day life on campus.
The following young scientists from the Entrepreneurial University® received TWF funding:
Magdalena Posch, Management, Communication & ITSmart Inclusion - supporting the independence of people with disabilities using Smart Glasses
Angela Hofmann, Environmental, Process & Energy EngineeringDetermination of the utilization potential of a synthesized humic by-product from hexoses of renewable raw materials
Yevgen Bogodistov, Business Administration OnlineEthical decision-making in times of uncertainty: heuristics of physicians during the Corona pandemic
Matthias Janetschek, Management, Communication & ITPrototypical Implementation of an intelligent tutoring system for introductory programming courses
Nina Schaaf, Environmental, Process & Energy TechnologyUse of charcoal from the gasification process for emission and odor reduction in slurry storage
Tobias Niederkofler, Environmental, Process & Energy EngineeringExperimental investigation of different thermochemical storage materials in a discontinuously operated reactor
Nataly Knöpfle, Food Technology & NutritionInvestigation of the development of the flavor profile during fermentation and distillation of Brassicaceae in relation to "Wildschönauer Krautinger".
Michael Kraxner, Head of Research and Development at MCI, explains: "The research projects deal with topics that incorporate site-specific knowledge and international results in order to increase innovation and value creation of Tyrol as a science location. With its focus on sustainable development, the MCI once again demonstrates its forward-looking research direction. I warmly congratulate the award winners and thank the state of the Tyrol for supporting these projects, which are so important for our future."