Professor Alfred Teischinger, Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Resources, recently welcomed in his role as Scientific Director of the Competence Centre Wood K plus the Federal Minister and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner at Wood K plus at St. Veit an der Glan.
The aim of this project is that children and teens can understand processes and the used “language” to describe them. They should learn and get curious as to which main parameters can influence a process to get the most efficient and sustainable ones.
As part of the project GEEWood “Gender Excellence at the Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH” Landesrätin Doris Hummer and Professor Sabine Hild talked to the female scientists and technicians about the experiences on their own successful career path.
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).
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.
BOKU (Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials) & Wood K plus Area 4 meet their Swiss colleagues from ETH (Wood Materials Science Group, Ingo Burgert) and EMPA (Applied Wood Materials, Tanja Zimmermann) Zurich annually.