Final scientific meeting in Oviedo06.07.11
BIOSURF won the 3rd place in this year's Houska prize awards29.04.11
The Dr. Wolfgang Houska Prize of the B & C Privatstiftung is one of Austria’s most prestigious research awards. With an overall prize money of € 230000 the B & C Privatstiftung is also one of the biggest private Austrian research promoters.
In the name of ICTM and BIOSURF, Nadja Noormofidi, Eva Bradacs, Elmar Ratschmann, Franz Stelzer and Christian Slugovc received yesterday evening the 3rd prize in the Houska prize award ceremony in Vienna’s Museumsquartier. ICTM received in total 35000 € prize money for the institute’s research on biocidal polymers represented by the BIOSURF project. ICTM is deeply committed to all students involved in this project and to all scientists of the institute and the Graz University of Technology as well as of the Polymer Competence Center Leoben and all the scientific partners within the BIOSURF project who considerably contributed to this research endeavour.
The award is a milestone for the technology developed whithin BIOSURF and will certainly drive the project into a new dimension. We therefore cordially thank the B & C Privatstiftung for the award and the public awareness ICTM and BIOSURF received because of this.
The press release of B & C Privatstiftung can be retrieved here (german version).
BIOSURF is nominated for the Houska Prize08.04.11
Nadja Noormofidi submitted the BIOSURF project on behalf of ICTM and Ke Kelit. Recently, it has been announced that the submission is nominated for the Houska Prize, meaning that the first hurdle was taken successfully. Now it remains suspenseful until April 28th 2011 in the evening. At this date the winner will be presented in the framework of a formal reception in Vienna’s Museumsquartier.
Change of Coordinator01.03.11
Christian Slugovc, assisted from Julia Kienberger takes over the scientific coordination from Nadja Noormofidi. Christian Slugovc is Associate Professor at ICTM (Graz University of Technology) and was the supervisor of the PhD thesis of Dr. Nadja Noormofidi. More information about C.S. can be retrieved here. The administrative coordination remains in the hands of Mag. Eva Bradacs.
Dr. Noormofidi is now working with AT&S and is in charge of the intellectual properties issues of one of the global players in the conducting circuit board business. We wish her all the best for her further career.
Article in a national newspaper 28.09.10
This interview was used as the base for publishing an article about the need of implementing biocidal surfaces in every day life. For those capable of reading german the article can be accessed here.
Finalist of the Fast Forward Award 201028.06.10
TUGRAZ and the BIOSURF project was nominated for the Fast Forward Award 2010 in the category institutions. The winners of this economic award of Styria will be selected by a jury on the 15th of September. details...
The mid-term meeting was held in Oviedo in June 17.-18., 2010 and hosted by COASA.
The meeting was very well organised and all partners profited from the intensive discussions. Especially the interesting visitation of the COASA facilities provided a deeper insight in the requirements of the end-user.
The nicely chosen evening programme completed the meeting. Thanks again to COASA for the perfectly organised meeting!!!
Electronic Bulletin of the Scientific Division of the French Embassy in Austria15.02.10
Informations on the Biosurf-Project have been published in the Electronic Bulletin of the Scientific Devision of the French Embassy in Austria.
The BIOSURF project-flyer is now available for dissemination here.
First technical meeting19.01.10
The first technical meeting took place from 18th to 19th of January 2010 at TTZ facilities in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Again, the meeting offered a great opportunity for fruitful discussions. The progress of the project is evident...
The only suggestion for improvement from the editor would be the weather! (cf. pic)
Austrian Champions in European Research31.08.09
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) honours successful Austrian coordinators, coordinating projects within the seventh framework programme of the European Commission.
Wednesday, 16th of September 2009
Hall E, MuseumsQuartier
You can find some pics and get some impressions of the event here
Kick-off meeting, 3. & 4. of June 2009 in Linz, Austria05.06.09
The kick-off meeting in June provided the opportunity to get to know all other involved partners and to discuss face-to-face about objectives and duties. During the whole meeting the climate for negotiation was great and all partners as a team could strongly benefit from that meeting. We are looking forward to a European project, representing the interests of each partner and to track a joint aim at European level.