AWARDS

Awards

 

 

 

Houskapreis 2017

Honourable Mention Award for:

Printed Paper Sensors for Intelligent Wood, Sanitary-, and Medical Systems – JKU Linz (project leader Dr. R. Schwödiauer), Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, SCIO-Holding GmbH

 

The submission "Printed Paper Sensors for Intelligent Wood, Sanitary, and Medical Systems" had been nominated for the Houskapreis and was finally awarded with an Honourable Mention in the category University Research. The award, donated with € 10.000, is the provisional highlight of an interdisciplinary collaboration between physicists from Soft Matter Physics (SoMaP, JKU), chemists from Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Wood K plus), and engineers from SCIO Holding GmbH. The research partners are driving the basic research work for novel sensor solutions with their joint project "Smart Wood Impedance Paper Sensors" (SWIPS).

Innovation Award 2016 of Boku, tecnet equity and the accent Gründerservice

The idea to pulp sugar beet just mechanically followed by a finest disintegration (nanofibrillation) and then glue wood with it, leads our employee Mr. Stefan Pinkl to win this year’s Innovation Award of BOKU, tecnet equity and the accent founder-service.

Klaus Fischer Innovation Award 2015

Our employee Mr. Martin Riegler received the Klaus Fischer Innovation Award 2015 for his dissertation.

 

Title of the dissertation:

Adapting manufacturing processes of wood-based panels by statistical models to increase the efficient usage of resources.

Inge Dirmhirn Prize 2015

Our employee Mrs. Valentina Rohrer-Vanzo received the Inge Dirmhirn Prize 2015 for her dissertation.

 

Title of the dissertation:

The potential of gender marketing for the female target group. A showcase for two “traditionally masculine connoted areas”: technical documentation in assembly instructions as well as forest ownership and –management.

 

 

"m.look" is winner of the Innovation Award 2015 of Lower Austria

The non- inflammable high pressure laminate “m.look”, developed by the competence center (area W3C) in cooperation with Funder Max , was awarded the Lower Austria Innovation Award 2015 (Karl-Ritter-von-Ghega-Preis).

Upper Austrian 2015 Innovation Award

The development and optimization of activated carbon fibers and their application as electrode material for supercapacitors was awarded with the Upper Austrian Award for Innovation 2015. Wood K plus was chosen from all 82 proposals for the Jury-Award for Radical Innovations.

JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Award

FunderMax, Johns Manville and Kompetenzzentrum Holz received the JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Award in the category Construction and the JEC Composites Magazine Special Prize: „A New Non-Combustible Composite for Decorative Facades“.

Upper Austrian 2014 Innovation Award

In September 2014 the Upper Austrian 2014 Innovation Award  in theResearch Institutions“ category was bestowed on Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH for the innovative development of natural fiber-reinforced polyolefin compounds (Natural Fiber Composite, NFC) mainly for use in the automotive industry in cooperation with Borealis AG. Lukas Sobczak and Andreas Haider accepted the award on behalf of the area Wood Polymer Composites.

3rd place of the Innovation and Research Award Carinthia

3rd place in the category large companies of the Innovation and Research Award Carinthia was awarded to the St. Veit team and its project “Powder Coating“.

Klaus Fischer Innovation Award 2013

The Klaus Fischer Innovation Award is presented annually by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) in recognition of outstanding theses, dissertations and habilitation theses (at BOKU). Wood K plus is proud of having produced two winning papers in cooperation with the Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials. Stefano D’Amico, a former WOOD employee, won over the jury with his dissertation on the “Development of biological wheat-based adhesive systems for wood composite materials“ and Tillmann Meints with his thesis on “Development of a model for color printing on solid wood surfaces“.

Carinthian Regionality Award 2014

The “GreCoS“ project won the Regionality Award 2014 in the category “Education, Science & Research“. In combination with the event and the media’s response this was good publicity for W3C and Wood K plus.

 

 

Mondi Best Paper Award 2014

At the symposium on paper held in Graz from June 4 - 5 under the banner “Innovation as Tradition“ the Mondi Best Paper Award was presented. Mag. Sebastian Koch jointly received the award with Prof. Dr. Peter Schwarzbauer and Dr. Tobias Stern for the article “Monthly wood supply behaviour of associated forest owners in Austria – Insights from the analysis of a micro-econometric panel”, published in the Journal of Forest Economics.

Innovation Award 2014

On 06 October 2014 the AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (German Federation of Reinforced Plastics) presented its Innovation Award 2014. Awards were given for the best ideas in three categories. 3rd place in the category Products/Applications was awarded to Mondi AG and its partners Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH and Johnson Controls Interiors for the jointly developed cellulose fiber reinforced polymer compounds.

 

 

Other Awards:

Cross Border Award 2013 for crossborder-cooperation with South Bohemia and Lower Bavaria

JEC Award 2012 in the category of sustainable materials

Econ Award 2010 together with the company Hammerer

Tecnet Award Lower Austria 2010

Climate Protection Award 2010 togehter with Impress Decor Austria GmbH

Science to Business Award 2009 for the area in St. Veit

Schweighofer Prize 2009

National Award for Equal Opportunities 2009

Klaus Fischer Innovation Award 2008 to employee Jürgen Follrich

Schweighofer Prize 2007 for the innovation HIPE®WOOD