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Research: The State of Tyrol supports COMET Centers with more than €1.3 million

Research: The State of Tyrol supports COMET Centers with more than €1.3 million

The Tyrolean Competence Centers on Climate, Health and Resource Crises are supported by the State of Tyrol.

Tyrol. Tyrolean companies Idona Genomics GmbH, SANDOS LIMITED, Sanobium Co., Ltd And SENSOMA LIMITED And also University of Innsbruck Committed to innovation under one roof Biotechnology production processes and methods Thus contributing to overcoming the climate, health and resource crises.

Their competencies are grouped into so-called Comet Center (Proficiency Centers for Distinctive Technologies). These consist of National and international project partners from science and business It aims to provide new research motivations and initiate product, process and service innovations. At the request of the State Economic Council Mario Gerber Become Five additional COMET centres With the participation of Tyrol, funded by the State of Tyrol, with a total of more than 1.3 million euros.

COMET's centers of competence combine scientific expertise and technological know-how in specific thematic areas, creating the basis for developing solutions to key issues of the future such as climate protection, digitalization or mobility. Through their innovative projects involving Tyrolean companies, they are also making a significant contribution to the positioning and development of Tyrol as a location for technology and innovation“, confirms LR Gerber.

About the Comet program

Since 2001, several COMET Centers have been founded and established in Tyrol, in which local companies and research institutions participate. In addition, Tyrolean companies are also participating COMET centers in other federal states. COMET program is Ministry of Climate Protection financing program (BMK) and Dis Ministry of Economic Affairs (BMAW), co-funded by the participating federal states. The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is responsible for this process.

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Facts: Comet centers

The comet is gone – Next generation bioproduction 2024 to 2028

COMET ACIB develops innovative biotechnology production processes and methods to help address the climate, health and resource crises.
Located in Graz
Tyrolean project partners: Iduna Genomics GmbH, SANDOZ GmbH, Sanubium GmbH, Sinsoma GmbH, and the University of Innsbruck.
Funding from the state: about 800 thousand euros

PlasmArc4Green comet module
– Simulate, model and monitor plasma and arc-based processes for producing green metals

The project aims to reduce fossil fuel consumption, increase the use of renewable fuels, and increase the electrification of processes by creating so-called arc plasma-based processes.
Located in Linz
Tyrolean project partner: Montanwerke Brixlegg AG
Funding from the state: about 200 thousand euros

Comet unit FFF
– Fundamentals of future fuels

The goal of the COMET FFF – Future Fuel Foundation unit is to provide the scientific basis for new development methods and tools to enhance the use of ammonia in internal combustion engines.
Located in Graz
Tyrolean project partner: INNIO Jenbacher GmbH & Co OG
Funding from the state: about 300 thousand euros

Comet Demo is next
– The next level of digital movement in sports, fitness and well-being

The project aims to develop innovations in the fields of sports textiles, digital sports and sensor technology. The goal is to improve physical fitness and well-being as well as long-term physical and mental performance in daily exercise, recreational sports and competitive sports.
Located in Salzburg
Tyrolean project partner: Zanier-Sport Gesellschaft mbh
Funding from the state: 21,000 euros

Comet GreenZincRecycling
– A CO2 neutral zero waste solution for zinc recycling

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Based on many years of R&D experience in zinc recycling, possible solutions for CO2 neutrality and complete waste elimination have been identified, designed and tested in the COMET Green Zinc project.
Located in Leoben
Tyrolean project partner: SIOTUU GmbH
Funding from the state: 36,000 euros

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