November 16th 2017

Innsbruck Prize for Research and Innovation at MCI

The Entrepreneurial School® congratulates Gabriela Leiß on her work on family businesses and Michael Meister on his research on hydrodynamics and biological purification in wastewater treatment plants

The City of Innsbruck, and capital of the State of Tyrol has awarded, for the first time, the Innsbruck Prize for Research and Innovation at MCI Management Center Innsbruck. On November 16, Mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer had the honor of awarding the distinction to Dr. Gabriela Leiß, MBA and Dr. Michael Meister, MSc. The ceremony was held in the presence of MCI Rector Andreas Altmann in the Innsbruck Town Hall.

“This distinction is an opportunity for us to finally give MCI the recognition it deserves due to the excellent work it provides,” Christine Oppitz-Plörer, Mayor of Innsbruck, emphasizes: “It allows us to increase our investment in research, development, and innovation, while at the same time making respective accomplishments visible to the public. Innsbruck is known as an academic center, and thus able to strengthen its position.”

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann congratulates the recipients of the prize. The honored research papers stand out not only due to their exceptional relevance to science, but also because of their economic and social significance. “Special thanks are due to the award winners, who have made a substantial contribution to the development of MCI with their academic achievements. I would further like to thank Mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer for her exceptional commitment, without which, the award of this prize would not have been possible.”

2017 award winners

The award winners were honored for the following research papers:
The Innsbruck Prize for Research and Innovation at MCI was awarded for the first time this year. MCI will invite its members to participate and provide nominations annually. The prize money of 5,000 euros is provided by the City of Innsbruck. The City Senate will officially decide on the awarding of the prize to those individuals who have previously been announced to them by the City of Innsbruck and MCI.

City of Innsbruck press release

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