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Mag. Iris Fischl

Institution: KMU Forschung Austria

Field of technology: Environmental economics in general

SME research Austira specializes in social and economic research with a focus on SMEs. The areas of activity are studies and analyzes (situation and development of industries, economic sectors or regions), evaluations (projects, programs and institutions as well as databases (qualitative and quantitative information on the structure and development of the Austrian economy).

Ing. Thomas Stangl

Company: Ing. Rudolf Duschek GmbH

Field of technology: In-company resource efficiency, construction and renovation

The company Duschek was founded in 1926 by Mr. Ing. Rudolf Duschek in Vienna and is active in the fields of heat, cold and sound insulation, fire protection, interior construction and boiler and oil tank cleaning. At present the company Duschk is represented Austria, Graz, St. Pölten. In 2004 the first foreign branch office was established in Croatia. Other foreign activities are currently in Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania and are managed by Austria.

Dipl. -Päd. Ing. Werner Weiss

Organisation: AEE  - Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien (AEE  INTEC)

Field of technology: Solar thermal

AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies based in Gleisdorf, was founded in 1988 as a non-university research institution and is today one of the leading institutes in applied research. AEE INTEC is concerned with research into the scientific and technical fundamentals of solar thermal energy use, with the development of low-energy and zero-energy buildings, as well as their efficient energy supply systems. The third relevant area deals with energy efficiency in industry.

DI (FH) DI Karl-Peter Felberbauer & DI Dr. Gerfried Jungmeier

Organisation: JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Field of technology: Biomass, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, hydropower, wind power, e-mobility

JOANNEUM RESEARCH is a company-oriented innovation and technology provider, which has been conducting top-level research on an international level for over thirty years. With a focus on applied research and technology development, it is a key player in technology and knowledge transfer in Styria.

DI Dr. Roland Pomberger

Organisation: Montanuniversität Leoben
Field of technology: Recycling and material flow management

If the waste management of the past was dominated by the control of pollutants, waste is increasingly becoming an important resource. Making waste available as a raw material is not only a technical challenge but also a question of social acceptance. If secondary raw materials produced from waste are to be used more intensively, technical procedures must also be developed and legal requirements improved. These questions are at the heart of the activities of DI Dr. Pomberger at the Montanuniversität Leoben.

DI Hartmut Schneider MBA

Organisation: FRESNEX e. U.
Field of technology: Solar thermal

FRESNEX is managed by Hartmut Schneider and Denis Miklau and is supported by an external expert team. The founding team can rely on many years of experience in plant engineering, in particular concentrated solar heating. Within one year, the CSP panel is to be run up to the start of production and the market entry is to be carried out parallel to this through a reference project.

DI Heimo Aichmaier

Organisation: Austrian Mobile Power
Field of technology: Elektromobility

Austrian Mobile Power unites top representatives from the areas of vehicle technology, system providers, energy suppliers, user technologies and the interest representation of the Austrian electromobility sector.

DI Martina Prechtl-Grundnig

Organisation: Kleinwasserkraft Österreich
Field of technology: Hydropower

Kleinwasserkraft Austria represents the interests of the small water power plant (small water power plant operator, planner and supplier industry), is organized as a non-profit organization under the Association Act and is financed by the contributions of around 1,000 members.

DI Stefan Ortner

Organisation: ÖkoFEN Forschungs und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Field of technology: Bioenergy
ÖkoFEN is the inventor of modern pellet heating and the founder of the success story of fuel pellets. Today, ÖkoFEN is Europe's specialist for pellet heating systems with a modern production and several hundred employees throughout Europe. ÖkoFEN has also pioneered the pellet heating technology beyond the German-speaking countries. 50,000 installed systems, sales subsidiaries in 17 countries around the world and groundbreaking innovations give the right to specialize in pellets.

Dr. Hans Kronberger

Organisation: PV Austria
Field of technology: Photovoltaik

Photovoltaic Austria is the interest representation for the photovoltaic industry in Austria. The association is not geared towards profit and acts as a non-partisan company. The main objective is the improvement of the basic conditions for photovoltaics in Austria.

Ing. Franz Gugerell MSc

Organisation: IG Passivhaus GmbH
Field of technology: Construction/Renovation 

IG Passivhaus is an independent stakeholder for the dissemination of the passive house standard in Austria. It is a communication, consulting and research platform for the further development of passive house buildings. It represents around 320 companies with around 24,000 workplaces dedicated to the sustainable building standard Passivhaus.

Karl Ochsner jr.

Organisation: OCHSNER Wärmepumpen GmbH
Field of technology: Heat pump

OCHSNER Wärmepumpen GmbH has started the industrial production of heat pumps as one of the first European manufacturers. OCHSNER is a technology leader and one of the best known European manufacturers in the industry. At Haag, up to 8,000 heat pumps are currently being produced every year.

Mag. DI Dr. Brigitte Bach

Organisation: AIT
Field of technology: Renewable Energy, Construction & renovation

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest non-university research institution and is the specialist for the central infrastructure topics of the future among European research institutions.
The research areas of the Energy Department are in the fields of "Electric Energy Infrastructure" and "Energy for the Built Environment".

Martin Steininger

Organisation: Windkraft Simonsfeld AG
Field of technology: Wind Power

The wind power Simonsfeld is one of the largest wind power producers in Austria, it operates 55 wind power plants in Austria and two plants in Bulgaria. Wind and solar power plants are developed and operated in Austria and Central and South Eastern Europe. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Simonsfeld, Lower Austria.

wirkl. Hofrat Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Spatzierer; DI Dr. Wolfgang SCHERZ, MBA; DI Manfred Assmann

Organisation: Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV)
Field of technology: Water, sewage

The Austrian Water and Waste Management Association has 2,300 members from the fields of water, sewage and waste management. The main areas of activity are the drafting of the Technical Regulations and the drafting of opinions on draft laws and regulations within the framework of work committees and on the other hand in the field of education and training.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Karl Grabner

Company name: Binder + Co AG
Field of technology: Recycling and material flow management, Building and renovation

Binder + Co AG, a company based in Gleisdorf in Styria, is a specialist in processing, environmental and packaging technology and world market leaders in the fields of screening technology and glass recycling.