With this in mind, international relationships lend Styria a high level of quality and critical political competitiveness. The consequent globalisation of research activities, according to experience, is closely related with the aspiration to the pursuit of quality and excellence of the scientific work and innovation.
Austria is a country with a successful industrial and export economy and is highly dependent on the success of its exports. International research and development projects make significant contributions to the achievement of scientific and technological standards in the international research community. These are essential for the development of technologies, processes and products of a global market standard.
International cooperation makes (new) access to (fundamental) knowledge possible. It provides a clear view of current and emerging trends and opens up new ways to achieve solutions. It also strengthens the reputation and the image of the participating institution or company. This positive positioning opens the door to even more opportunities.
The international research and development projects and the outstanding networks make an important contribution in terms of content and of economic success to the corporate development of JOANNEUM RESEARCH.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH is highly committed to internationally active corporations that also maintain a presence in Austria. Practical experience has demonstrated the value of these cooperative efforts. These were initiated as part of EU projects or research commissions and are continued as bilateral research and development projects.
Instruments developed at JOANNEUM RESEARCH are familiar all over the world and in daily use. These include the 2D-Video-Distrometer, a special high precision rain gauge that is capable of measuring separate particles (rain drops, hail stones, sleet, snowflakes). Customers using this device are in the USA (including NASA), Canada, China, and Taiwan. Furthermore, licensed technologies from JOANNEUM RESEARCH are in extensive use and marketed globally.