SharedVision and Flagship Project "Smart Living"

In 2012, the partners of Research Network Green Tech Research Styria (GTRS) defined a shared vision for 2020. Together, they developed a thematic focus for joint efforts in the form of the flagship project “Smart Living”.

As part of the European Forum Alpbach 2013, GTRS was presented to the public for the first time. The partners within the research alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding to seal their collaborative cooperation.


To promote Styrian research, the partners of the GTRS agree to work together From left to right: Bernhard Puttinger, MBA - Managing Director of Green Tech Cluster Styria GmbH; Bernhard Pürschl, B.Sc., M.A. - IV Styria; Prof. Dr. Wilfried Eichlseder - Rector of the University of Leoben; Prof. Dr. Karl P. Pfeiffer - Rector of the FH JOANNEUM; Prof. Dr. Christa Neuper - Rector of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz; Prof. Dr. H.C. Harald Kainz - Rector of the Technical University of Graz; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pribyl, MBA - CEO of JOANNEUM RESEARCH; Styrian Minister of Research Kristina Edlinger-Ploder; Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle.