Hildegard Suntinger

Hildegard Suntiger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.

Start-up of the Day: Vienna Textile Lab dyes fabrics with bacteria

“Bacteria are the most intelligent, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient way to produce textile dyes,” says Karin Fleck, founder of Vienna Textile Lab. “Bacteria occur in nature, can be stored as a strain in laboratories and propagated at any time. They synthesize...

Start-up of the Day: Hydrogen as the ‘crude oil’ of the future

Hydrogenious is the product of a university research team that already had faith in hydrogen when it still wasn’t really relevant in Germany. They have managed to find a way to store and transport the hard-to-handle hydrogen in a practical way. After a successful financing round, they now...

Skis and other means of snow mobility – four new technologies

The first snow has long since fallen in the Alps. And the Christmas holidays aren’t that far away either. It’s high time to explore the latest options for snow mobility. Obviously, skiing is the most important branch of winter sports. Yet by no means the only one. All over the world,...

Seven strategies for sustainable mobility

Diesel engines are the most efficient combustion engines and are difficult to replace in the transport sector at short notice, says Martin Mittelbach, an expert on renewable raw materials. In the future, he sees the combination of electromobility and hydrogen as the only alternative for...

Mobile Traffic Safety Lab for Motorcycle Riders

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. Without a protective body, even the slightest carelessness can have serious consequences. A forgiving road is therefore unavoidable, say the traffic safety experts at the AIT Center for Mobility Systems in Vienna. They developed a motorcycle...

Technical workshops for pre-schoolers

How do you explain complex correlations to young children? TU Graz experts are taking up this challenge. Pedagogically and professionally trained staff are busy developing technical workshops for pre-schoolers and playful ways of imparting knowledge. Digitization requires citizens to have...

New bio-ink for 3D bioprinting advances cell research

Bio-printing has brought new perspectives to cell research. So far, however, other 3D printing methods have fallen short of expectations. A special bio-ink has now been developed at TU Wien (Vienna) that solves the current problems. The new bio-ink enables: extremely fast and high-resolution 3D...

New methodology for defining turbulent flows

The effect of turbulent flows is obvious. As yet, these have not been scientifically defined and remains one of the biggest unsolved problems in science. A global team of leading physicists now wants to resolve this dilemma with a new methodology. Turbulent flows are omnipresent and are found...

New production process for improved protein therapeutics

Proteins are often used in medicine to deliver drugs to the body and maintain the activity of these drugs in the body. Fundamental research has now provided a better understanding of the body’s own processes. As well as a significant boost to the manufacture of improved protein therapeutics....

Electric cars are allowed to drive faster in Austria

Incentives to promote e-mobility are available in many European countries. In most cases, it is the tax reductions and subsidies on purchases that should make it easier for citizens to make the switch to e-cars. When the Austrian federal government recently exempted e-cars from the 100 kph speed...

Animal-free medical research needs clear legislation

Medical research has a long tradition when it comes to testing on animals. Apart from the ethical problem, animal experiments also lack reliability. Mice do not always react to diseases and drugs in the same way as humans do. Another example – chocolate is toxic to dogs, explains project...

Why climate change affects water supplies

We assume that water is an unlimited resource every time we turn on the tap. But experts warn that climate change will affect our water supplies. Freshwater is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. It is the diversity of species in lakes and rivers that is responsible for our water...

Mobile braille keyboard available as open source

Bachelor student Johannes Střelka-Petz has designed a portable Braille keyboard for the blind and visually impaired. OSKAR, the prototype’s name, is an open source project. The blueprints and program code are freely available online. When blind and visually impaired people use a computer,...

The influence of contraceptives on cognitive ability

The neurobiologist Belinda Pletzer from the University of Salzburg is researching the psychological effect of the contraceptive pill. She is focusing on the neurobiological effects on the structures inside the brain – and whether these are reversible. She is particularly interested in...

Start-up of the day: Parkbob digitizes mobility processes

Parkbob was launched four years ago with an app for motorists looking for parking space in Vienna. Within a short period of time, the start-up company expanded its services even further. Today, it is an expert in digital transport services and cooperates with Shared Mobility providers worldwide....

New medical method for measuring virus-like particles

Virus-like particles are very important in medicine and are used for vaccinations, amongst other things. Yet it is technically very difficult to accurately characterize and identify them. Victor Weiss, from the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics at the Vienna University of...

Who should be our Startup of the Month?
  • Field Factors 51%, 151 vote
    151 vote 51%
    151 vote - 51% of all votes
  • Drone Analysis 39%, 116 votes
    116 votes 39%
    116 votes - 39% of all votes
  • Grow X 5%, 16 votes
    16 votes 5%
    16 votes - 5% of all votes
  • We4Sea 5%, 16 votes
    16 votes 5%
    16 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 299
2 December 2019 - 7 December 2019
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