September 19th 2022

Kick-off for second cohort of "Smart Building Technologies"

Starting event for the second cohort of the dual study program at MCI | Kick-off with the company partners from North, East and South Tyrol

The 2nd cohort of the dual study program was ceremoniously welcomed at MCI on 1 September 2022. ©MCI-Hofer
The 2nd cohort of the dual study program was ceremoniously welcomed at MCI on 1 September 2022. ©MCI-Hofer

The first dual study program at MCI, in the province of Tyrol and in the EUREGIO "Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino" enters the second round: On 1 September 2022, the second cohort began its dual education, which is made possible in cooperation with eight corporate partners from North, East and South Tyrol.

At the end of their first study day at MCI, the students were ceremoniously welcomed to the study program by the study program team together with the company partners at a joint kick-off.

The introductory words of Werner Stadlmayr, head of the study program, were followed by Michael Kraxner, head of the department "Research & Development" in the area of "Technology & Life Science" at the Entrepreneurial School®, who explained the development of the study program.

Through their individual presentations, the representatives of the partner companies gave the students the opportunity to get a general overview of all the companies and trades represented in the study program and to engage in conversation at the subsequent get-together.

The debut cohort of students, who started on 1 September 2021, also extended a warm welcome to their new fellow students: Phillip Gugerbauer, as class representative, addressed the new fellow students with impressive, inviting and memorable words of greeting.

Following the words of welcome, the course was set for the future: In an informal setting, the students were able to talk to all the company partners and make connections through the respective partnerships. To clarify the big picture of the program and to network all participants with each other in order to understand connections between the individual trades and to deepen synergies, commitment and motivation is close to the hearts of all involved.

Eight companies from North, East and South Tyrol offer apprenticeships to the students of the dual study programme in order to promote the smart building technology of tomorrow. In line with the slogan "Combine studies & professional practice", dual students at MCI can enjoy the benefits of an academic education with simultaneous work experience in the comprehensive field of building technology.


Our partner companies

Our company partners form an essential part of the dual study program "Smart Building Technologies", which is why we would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved for their cooperation and value their expertise:

The office for integral planning ATP – architects engineers, based in Innsbruck, is a market leader in Western Europe and realises innovative solutions in building construction as well as building equipment between Zurich, Zagreb and Moscow – the airport terminal 2 in Berlin, which was completed after only 38 months, can be mentioned as a showcase project.

The Vomp-based family business planlicht GmbH. & Co.KG, which specialises in lighting technology, founded the start-up company CARE BY LIGHT in cooperation with MCI and developed an air purification system that effectively eliminates viruses, bacteria, germs and fungi using UV-C LEDs.

The Brixlegg-based technical planning office SPIEGLTEC GmbH has been a specialist in the metallurgical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries for two decades and serves partners such as Novartis AG and Swiss-based F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd – two market-leading pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

For more than 110 years, ORTNER Ges.m.b.H. has been working on international projects in plant, process, piping and building technology from Innsbruck, Vienna, Munich and, since 2014, Appenzell in Switzerland.

Mader GmbH is also a leading South Tyrolean installation company in the field of sanitary engineering and industrial plant engineering, which is established in Munich in addition to offices in Sterzing, Bozen, Bruneck and Vahrn.

The E-Group, which is also based in South Tyrol holding the company Eurotherm S.p.A. in Eppan an der Weinstraße, produces radiation systems for heating as well as cooling solutions with water in northern Italy as well as Germany. 

The East Tyrolean companies HELLA and iDM round off the demands of modern building technology in the energy-efficient field of building air conditioning:

HELLA is one of Europe's leading suppliers of sun and weather protection systems for buildings, with its headquarters in Abfaltersbach. 1,300 employees worldwide generated sales of 192.5 million euros in 2021. The product portfolio includes coordinated exterior and interior shading solutions, security systems and corresponding electronic controls.

iDM Energiesysteme GmbH counts on the use of natural energy sources and is pioneering heat pump technology. This PLETZER Group company stands for efficient and clean heat for generations.


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Prof. Dr. Werner Stadlmayr | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering
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