September 07th 2023

Kicking off the third year cohort: Smart Building Technologies in full expansion with September 2023

Starting the third year of dual studies with partner companies and year 2021 and 2022 at the MCI

The companies, our department and the colleagues from year 2022 and 2021 welcomed the third cohort of the dual degree program to MCI on September 4, 2023. Photo: ©MCI / Assenov
The companies, our department and the colleagues from year 2022 and 2021 welcomed the third cohort of the dual degree program to MCI on September 4, 2023. Photo: ©MCI / Assenov

The first dual study program at MCI, in the province of Tyrol as well as in the EUREGIO "Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino" celebrates the start of its full expansion. On September 4, 2023, the third cohort of students began their dual education, which is made possible in cooperation with eight corporate partners from North, East and South Tyrol. Three cohorts of students will be studying at the same time from September 2023, meaning that the bachelor's degree program is now fully developed.

At the beginning of their second day of study at MCI, the students were ceremoniously welcomed to the program by the department together with the corporate partners at a joint kick-off. Some fellow students from years 2021 and 2022 also warmly welcomed the new faces.

The introduction by Werner Stadlmayr, Head of the program, was followed by welcoming words by Michael Kraxner, Head of the Research & Development department in the field of Technologies & Life Sciences at the Entrepreneurial School®.

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

The welcome was rounded off by the student representation: Shpetim Gashi, as representative of the cohort of 2022, addressed very moving and personal words to the new fellow students.

Later, the course was set for the future: In a casual atmosphere, the students were able to talk to all of the company partners and make connections through the respective partnerships. The get-together was all about gaining a sense of the program, networking and exploring the connections between the individual trades while deepening synergies, commitment and motivation.

Eight companies from North, East and South Tyrol offer apprenticeships to the students of the dual study program 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 partners from the industry form an essential part of the dual study program Smart Building Technologies, which is why we would like to sincerely thank all those involved for their cooperation and present their expertise.

The office for integral planning ATP architects engineers with headquarters in Innsbruck is market leader in Western Europe and realizes innovative solutions in building construction as well as building equipment between Zurich, Zagreb and Moscow. Since 2012, ATP has been planning digitally throughout using Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The family-owned company planlicht GmbH & Co.KG, which specializes in lighting technology and is headquartered in Vomp near Schwaz, has been producing high-quality luminaires and lighting systems for the store and office sector exclusively in Austria for over 30 years. With its own engineering and development department as well as an in-house lighting laboratory, planlicht is a technology expert in the field of biodynamic lighting.

The Brixlegg-based technical planning office SPIEGLTEC GmbH has been a specialist in the metallurgical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries for 25 years. SPIEGLTEC acts as a general planner and covers the core areas of process and process engineering, technical building equipment (HVACSE), automation, authority engineering and legal compliance with support in all phases of planning and implementation.

ORTNER Ges.m.b.H. has been working on international projects in plant, process, piping and building technology for 120 years. From Innsbruck as well as Munich, Vienna and the Swiss Appenzell, the family-owned company plans and realizes projects ranging from hospitals, buildings and plants for the pharmaceutical industry, offices and hotel buildings to shopping centers.

As a full-service provider of heating, cooling, ventilation and sanitation, Mader GmbH builds, renovates and refurbishes private homes as well as hotels and office buildings from Sterzing, Bozen, Brixen, Bruneck and Munich. From planning to execution, Mader is able to offer everything from a single source, from architecture to shell construction and technical building equipment (TGA) to maintenance and service.

E-Group is also based in South Tyrol and owns the company Eurotherm S.p.A. based in Eppan an der Weinstraße. They produce the entire product chain of radiant systems for heating as well as cooling buildings by means of water in northern Italy as well as Germany. For almost 40 years, Eurotherm has been a specialist in the field of floor, ceiling and wall systems for heating and cooling buildings of all sizes and uses.

HELLA - Sonnen- und Wetterschutztechnik GmbH is one of the leading European suppliers of sun and weather protection systems for buildings. In the field of building equipment, the product portfolio includes coordinated exterior and interior solutions, security systems and their electronic controls. The products create individual light profiles, protect against sun and weather influences, contribute to the security of buildings and help to reduce energy consumption.

iDM Energiesysteme GmbH has been producing cutting-edge technology in the field of renewable energies for over 45 years in the heart of the Hohe Tauern mountains and is Austria's largest manufacturer of heating heat pumps from 2 to 1,500 kW. iDM is part of a family-run group of companies with traditional roots in Tyrol: the PLETZER Group develops, operates and invests in sustainable companies and real estate in the Alpine region.

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Prof. Dr. Werner Stadlmayr | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor’s program Smart Building Technologies
Prof. Dr. Werner Stadlmayr Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4500