Innovationspreis Steiermark

These are the winners!

The Innovationspreis Steiermark 2022 awarded prizes to the best projects of Styrian companies and research institutions in the two categories of digitalisation and sustainability. These are the six winning companies.

Category Sustainability

Micro and small enterprises:
Packnatur Entwicklungs- und Produktions GmbH
30,000 tonnes of plastic nets are used for food packaging in Europe every year. Packnatur Entwicklungs- und Produktions GmbH is stepping up to replace them with sustainable alternatives.
Medium and large enterprises:
AVL List GmbH
AVL List GmbH has developed a fully automated process including the associated equipment that can build ultra-compact vehicle battery modules on an industrial scale.
Applied R&D institutions:
Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology (acib)
acib GmbH and the startup Econutri are working together to transform harmful greenhouse gases into high-quality protein. The core of the innovation is the ability of a microorganism called Cupriavidus necator to use CO2 as a source of nutrients and thus to produce a wide variety of biobased substances.

Category Digitalisation

Micro and small enterprises:
Luxinergy GmbH
Luxinergy GmbH, a spin-off of the University of Leoben, has developed an innovative resin system including a 3D printer for the production of medical aids such as orthoses and prostheses.
Medium and large enterprises:
AT&S AG
Modern miniaturised hearing aids carry numerous microchips. They communicate with smartphones and cars and will soon translate conversations simultaneously. AT&S's innovation is at the intersection of these trends - miniaturisation versus increasing complexity.
Applied R&D institutions:
Materials Center Leoben
The MCL has developed highly miniaturised nano-sensors that measure harmful and polluting gases with unprecedented precision. The sensor structures are significantly smaller than a tenth of a millimetre, the nanowires about a thousand times thinner than a human hair and the nanoparticles even a hundred times smaller.

Oliver Kröpfl, CEO Steiermärkische Sparkasse: “The Styria Innovation Award 2022 combines the demands of our economy of tomorrow and the potential of the Styrian entrepreneurial community. Steiermärkische Sparkasse once again supports the award as a strong partner.”

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Emma Somerville
Emma Somerville

Projektmanagerin Innovation

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Claudia Schirmann

Projektmanagerin Qualifizierung & Innovation

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