In positioning itself as an Entrepreneurial School®, the MCI's research and development follows the principles set out in its Mission Statement:
At the MCI, research is seen as part of the social mission of universities to promote social and economic growth. Against this background, the MCI strives for continuous quality improvement in teaching, involvement in and exchange with the academic community (publications in scientific journals, participation in and organization of conferences, etc.), and above all research relevance in practice.
Research at MCI is solution-oriented and positions itself at the intersection between theory and practice. It enables innovation to secure competitive advantages in the region. The entrepreneurial approach of the MCI has paved the way for research to obtain a key role within the transfer of technology and know-how.
The international research orientation of faculty and students fosters the development of an international network of partners in science, economy and society. This strengthens the quality of research and provides access to the latest developments for corporate partners to meet technological and societal challenges prospectively.
Research competences at MCI focus on the latest societal, economic and technological issues and are clustered to become impactful research fields. The fields of research shown here are based on the current state of knowledge and are primarily interdisciplinary in nature in order that holistic solutions can be found.
Solution and result orientation is the central research approach, which is developed in cooperation with research and corporate partners in order to facilitate an economic and social impact. The knowledge transfer goal in this context is lived out in more than 150 projects carried out each year in close cooperation with clients and research partners, in order to ultimately enable employees to further develop in the area of applied R&D.
Moreover, MCI strives for an academic-theoretical impact in research. With over 1,000 scientific publications (journals, conference papers, reports, monographs, books, book chapters, etc.) per year, our researchers manage to secure a position in the academic community and contribute to a sustainable dissemination of research results.
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Through their expertise, MCI lecturers and researchers contribute to technological, economic and social development. Research at the MCI supports regional, national and international partners in their innovation activities to increase their efficiency and competitiveness. The research competencies at the MCI are geared to the latest social, technological and economic challenges and are divided into research areas.
In the section Success Stories you learn more about the successful transfer of scientific research findings to industry.
Carbon Competence GmbH
Future of craftsmanship
The MCI offers research cooperation and contract research opportunities.
Research cooperation with other higher education institutors, firms and organizations foster the production of new knowledge, products, services or processes. We share our knowhow with our research partners. The benefit to our research partners and the creation of a win-win-situation for all parties involved is of particular importance to us. Research cooperations are often supported by national and international funding bodies such as FFG, TTFP, InterReg, Euregio, European Commission, etc.
The MCI carries out solution-oriented projects for national and international clients. We use our knowledge to contribute to society and to support the competitiveness of organizations, regions and the economy. Within predefined research fields, our researchers work on numerous projects, also with the support of our motivated students at times. Our clients profit from our first-class infrastructure, academic expertise and know-how in the field of management and technology (process optimization, innovation development, efficiency enhancement, prototyping, etc.).
You can also provide targeted support for research at the MCI through endowed professorships. At the same time, the endowed professorship also makes it possible to promote a sustainable strengthening of Tyrol as a center of science and business cooperation. As a company, you benefit from close contact with the academic research community and can develop scientifically sound solutions to your company-related challenges.
Competence centers are long-term research collaborations that are of exceptional strategic importance for the MCI. The centers pursue the goal of sustainable, regional, social and economic output and strengthen the region's competitiveness. Due to the continuous and direct exchange with business and industry, our centers not only present research-relevant results, but above all also solution-oriented and application-oriented results. They are part of the above mentioned research areas.
In addition to our main research fields, there are also competence centers at the MCI that have been formed. Competence centers are long-term research collaborations that are of exceptional strategic importance for the MCI. The centers pursue the goal of sustainable, regional, social and economic output and strengthen the region's competitiveness. Due to the continuous and direct exchange with business and industry, our centers not only present research-relevant results, but above all also solution-oriented and application-oriented results. They are part of the above mentioned research areas.
Funded projects: In the course of our research cooperation with other universities, organizations and companies, new knowledge is generated and the development of new products as well as services or processes is targeted. The research projects are supported by national and international funding agencies (Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, FFG, InterReg, Euregio, FWF, state programs).
Contract research: The MCI handles solution-oriented projects for national and international clients. Our researchers work on numerous projects within the defined research focus areas and are also supported by our motivated students. As a client, you benefit from our first-class infrastructure, our academic expertise and our economic and technical know-how (process optimization, innovation development, increased efficiency, prototyping, etc.).
TECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES
MANAGEMENT & SOCIETY
Energy & Process Technologies
Ethics, Law & Information Society
Fluids & Mechanics
Family Business Management
Food Science & Biotechnology
Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing
Social & Health Innovation
Smart Production & Organization
University, Output & Impact
For the section „Technology & Life Scienes“
FH-Prof. DI Dr.-Ing. Michael Kraxner, Head of Research & Development
+43 512 2070 - 1800
For the section „Business & Society“
FH-Prof. PD MMag. Dr. habil. Anita Zehrer
+43 512 2070 - 7100