Research Projects

Collaboration in Cross-Sectoral Research Projects

The active involvement of commercial enterprises in research activities is a key factor in Europe's development as a most competitive knowledge-driven and innovation-based society.  Vienna Scientific fully commits to the Triple Helix concept of university-industry-government relationships - illustrating the necessary shift from a industry-government dyad in the Industrial Society to a growing triadic relationship between university-industry-government in the Knowledge Society. 

Vienna Scientific Instruments is highly interested to participate in cross-sectoral research and training actions, as partner or beneficiary, and at national (Austrian), European and international levels. We are equally interested in hosting early stage researchers (ESR; which can enroll for PhD studies at several world-class Universities in Vienna), short- and long-term secondments of academic staff at any career stage from PhD candidates to senior researchers as "entrepreneurs in residence" (EIRs), and to participate with our engineering staff in R&D&I calls and research and innovation staff exchange programmes. 

We have experience in writing and submitting grant proposals with Austrian (e.g. project "Iso-2-Drone", FFG, Austria) and European partner organisations (e.g. proposal "FutureArctic", Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, Innovative Training Network, H2020, EU) and have already started and/or finalized successful Industry-Academia projects within Austria (e.g. with the Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, BOKU).  PIC number for EU proposals:  909917037.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss project possibilities with our scientific advisors and engineers.

Collaboration with engineering college HTL Mödling

Together with the HTL Mödling we are currently engaged in a new R&D project, developing a cost efficient, convenient and accurate IRGA system for continued soil CO2 efflux measurements in situ. Together with six junior engineers we will develop the mechanics, sensors and software in the course of 2018. Stay tuned.

Expected impacts of cross-sectoral Collaboration

  • Increased set of skills of VSI staff members, both R&D-related and transferable ones
  • Increased set of skills of involved researchers, leading to improved employability and career prospects both in and outside academia (including recruiting by VSI)
  • Enhanced cooperation and transfer of knowledge between VSI and academia, and the development of sustainable international and inter-sectoral collaborative networks 
  • Increase in R&D&I capacity and output, more knowledge and ideas converted into products and services (for academia)