New type of circuit board

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Recyclable paper-based circuit boards

What if we could make electronics that could be disposed of and recycled like paper? This is exactly what the MATERIALS and LIFE institutes are…
Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2022
A joint publication by MATERIALS and TU Graz was chosen as one of the best papers of 2022 in the field of "Advanced Materials Technologies".
Photonics Austria as an international hub - Delegation trip to Vienna and Weiz a complete success!
From 15 to 17 May 2023, Photonics Austria organised a delegation trip as part of the project Photonics4Industry (P4I) and in conjunction with this…
Xfold Imaging won Photonics 21 Innovation Award using our R2R technology
Our customer Xfold Imaging Oy from Finland was awarded the Photonics 21 Innovation Award at this year's Photonics 21 Annual Meeting on April 27th in…
Hola España - Research stay in Spain
Nihan Atak, a research assistant at the MATERIALS Institute, is currently completing a two-month research stay at one of our project partners in…
European Commission visits Weiz

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European Commission visits Weiz

On April 17, 2023, Project Adviser Susana Xará visited our MATERIALS Institute in Weiz as part of the H2020 project NextGenMicrofluidics, coordinated…
“SmartSki” won OE-A-Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator Award
MATERIALS and its partners won the OE-A Innovation Competition Award at LOPEC 2023 for the Best Publicly Funded Demonstrator.
From February 1-3, 2023 MATERIALS exhibited at the world's largest trade fair for nanotechnology, nano tech in Tokyo.
EU Project OPTIMAL officially started!
In October 2022, we had the pleasure of welcoming the partners of the EU project OPTIMAL at our Weiz site.
Skier on the slope
PyzoFlex® technology developed at the MATERIALS Institute provides data-based feedback and detects temperature and pressure changes as well as…
Novel technology to increase pot life of Silicones used in LED components
Researchers at the MATERIALS Institute developed a formulation for a Silicone elastomer that can lead to significantly reduced production costs for…
Digitalisation in viniculture

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Digitalisation in viniculture

Digitalisation has already found its way into viniculture. At the MATERIALS Institute, we develop sensor systems for the determination of glucose and…
EMERGE: 2nd Call for Proposals launched!
Free-of-charge access for research & technology organizations, industry and small-medium enterprises to develop projects on sustainable flexible…
Light up your career at CARLA Camp Graz - The Photonics Career Hub
CARLA, career camp for students and PhDs at University of Graz, is taking place from 21 - 23.09.2022.
PIK-AS Austria GmbH and MATERIALS - a cooperation from Burgenland
Smart Connected Lighting, a research group of MATERIALS, and PIK-AS Austria GmbH, both located in Southern Burgenland, have signed a strategic…
Andreas Weiss, research group leader Smart Connected Lighting
DI Dr. Andreas Weiss took over the leadership of the research group "Smart Connected Lighting" at MATERIALS in Pinkafeld as of April 1st, 2022. The…
PHABULOuS: Call launched!

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PHABULOuS: Call launched!

JOANNEUM RESEARCH MATERIALS is a partner in the project PHABULOuS. The project launched an Open Call with up to €3 million funding opportunity to…
Presentation slide about Visible Light Communication

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Li-Fi - communication with light

Franz-Peter Wenzl, expert in Smart Connected Lighting, presented the advantages of Li-Fi at the "Li-Fi: la connessione passa attraverso la luce" event…
The PHABULOµS consortium at the M22 meeting in Weiz. Copyright: EPIC
At the beginning of October we had the pleasure of welcoming the partners of the EU projects PHABULOµS, NexGenMicrofluidics and SYMPHONY for the first…
Article on Tuning flexible circuits with light
Researchers from Osaka University and JOANNEUM RESEARCH MATERIALS created flexible integrated circuits precisely tuned by illuminating an organic…
Austrian Research is Paving the Way for Super-fast Quantum Computers  
Infineon Austria has joined forces with Innsbruck University and JOANNEUM RESEARCH in the research on ion-based processors with integrated optics.
Happy Birthday, NextGenMicrofluidics! Welcome, Microfluidics Innovation Hub!
One year after the project launch, the NextGenMicrofluidics consortium celebrated the project's major technological progress and the foundation of the…
Patching Up Your Health

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Patching Up Your Health

Researchers at Osaka University and JOANNEUM RESEARCH develop ultrathin self-powered e-health patches that can monitor a user’s pulse and blood…
PyzoFlex®- Let’s go on snow!

Materials |

PyzoFlex®- Let’s go on snow!

First field tests of the PyzoFlex® sensors on snow showed that the piezoelectric sensors work reliably even under extreme conditions such as cold,…
Sheet-type piezoelectric system with self-generation and storage functions (Image of an integrated system)

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Patching up your health

Researchers at Osaka University and JOANNEUM RESEARCH develop ultrathin self-powered e-health patches that can monitor a user’s pulse and blood…
Martin Smolka is a specialist in the field of microfluidics, in particular for so-called lab-on-a-foil systems.

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Dr Martin Smolka of MATERIALS

In the Spotlight is the specialist for the field of microfluidics, especially for so-called lab-on-a-foil systems.
Anja Haase is technical coordinator in the H2020 project NextGenMicrofluidics.
Anja Haase is technical coordinator in the H2020 project NextGenMicrofluidics.
INNO4COV-19 supports the fast deployment of solutions to fight COVID-19 in 2 years
The €6.1 million project INNO4COV-19 is committed to supporting the commercialization of new products across Europe for combatting COVID-19 over the…
Competitively priced method for the production of diagnostic chips
In medical diagnostics, patient-oriented rapid diagnostics, so-called point-of-care diagnostics, is becoming more and more important. In this context,…
ORF wissenswert: Lab-on-a-Foil for medical diagnostics.
Andreas Kröpfl, researcher in the field of Smart Connected Lighting, sets up the spectral goniometer in the lighting and integration laboratory.
This makes us a part of the new European centre for digital photonics innovations and the 19 million Euro Photonics Digital Innovation Hub.
COVID-19 antibody test from GENSPEED Biotech GmbH based on microfluidics
Dr. Max Sonnleitner, CEO of GENSPEED Biotech GmbH, a partner of JOANNEUM RESEARCH, presented the company's COVID-19 test portfolio at the MATERIALS…
Die weltweit einzigartige Trocknungs- und Polungsanlage für Pyzoflex®-Sensoren der JOANNEUM RESEARCH ist am Institut MATERIALS in Weiz in Betrieb.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH's new drying and poling system for Pyzoflex® sensors, which is unique in the world, has recently gone into operation at the…
New infrastructure for quality assurance of sensors
Recently the new, worldwide unique drying and poling machine for Pyzoflex® sensors of JOANNEUM RESEARCH at the Institut MATERIALS in Weiz has been put…
In the Spotlight: Dr. Martin Zirkl of MATERIALS
In the Spotlight: Dr. Martin Zirkl
The new drying and polishing system is used for printed sensors.
The new drying and poling machine is used for printed sensors.
Let’s rethink plastic!

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Let’s rethink plastic!

FlexFunction2Sustain – Open Innovation Test Bed launched on 1 April to boost innovations for sustainable plastic and paper products to reach the…
Development of high-resolution printing technologies - Start of the HI-ACCURACY project
The European project HI-ACCURACY coordinated by MATERIALS started on April 1st, 2020. HI-ACCURACY is funded by HORIZON 2020 research framework…
Smart Materials for Energy Harvesting: the SYMPHONY project has started
The H2020 European research project SYMPHONY (Smart Hybrid Multimodal Printed Harvesting of Energy), coordinated by Joanneum Research, has started on…
Prospects of lab-on-a-chip research: Dr. Martin Smolka in an interview with Ärzte Exklusiv
Dr. Martin Smolka, project manager of the H2020 project NextGenMicrofluidics, spoke exclusively to Ärzte Exklusiv about the role of lab-on-a-chip…
Route towards Sustainable Smart Sensors
Dr. Barbara Stadlober, Dr. Martin Zirkl and Dr. Mihai Irimia-Vladu placed a review article on the topic of sustainable smart sensors in the…
MATERIALS: Energy from the facade

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MATERIALS: Energy from the facade

Prospectively, not only roof surfaces, but also facades, balconies and canopies can increasingly be used with photovoltaics modules. New…
FLASHED - Transparent sensor surface for tablet computers
The Institute of Surface Technologies and Photonics of JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Austria developed in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences…