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Urban Technologies from Austria Showcase

9 October 2014

On the 7 October a Showcase of Urban Technologies from Austria took place in the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin after the Irish Austrian Business Forum. Ten of the finest examples from Austria's industry took part as well as Tina Vienna with the Smart City Wien initiative.

Austria is well known for it's successful "Mittelstand" companies. About 200 of these hidden champions, world leaders in their niches, but largely unknown to the wider public. Austria is also a leader in sustainability with many "Mittelstand" companies enjoying world export success with their innovative solutions for energy, mobility and sustainable construction.

The following companies presented:
se-austria GmbH & Co. KG
“Clarity, precision, lightness” is seele’s motto for creating innovative building envelopes with internationally renowned architects and engineers.
Projects in Ireland: Limerick County Council offices, SAP Galway, Elm Park.

Kapsch CarrierCom
A market leading global systems integrator, manufacturer and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions for carrier networks, railway and urban public transport.
Projects in Ireland: Currently rolling out a GSM-R comms system for DART/Irish Rail

Kapsch TrafficCom
Provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) specialising in road user charging, urban access and parking, road safety enforcement, etc.

Swarco Futurit
SWARCO FUTURIT is the traffic industry’s leading developer and manufacturer of LED-based signalling and lighting technology.
Projects in Ireland: 18,000 LED traffic lights, traffic management system in Galway County Council. Parnter in Ireland: Elmore Group

Fluidtime Data Services
Austria's leading provider of mobility information systems offering features such as intermodal routing and navigation, real-time information, booking, payment, ticketing as well as feedback and tracking options.
Projects in Ireland: Research project with Prof. Brian Caulfield, TCD to measure CO2 emmissions of different transport routes.

Developes and manufactures ground-breaking shredders of waste for thermal and resource recovery, e.g. paper, synthetics, rubber, wood, textiles.
Customers in Ireland: Oxigen, Thornton's

Over 36 years' experience in heat pump technology with 120,000 installations. Heat pumps for all heat sources, from 2 to 1,000 kW, suitable both for new builds and retrofits.
Partner in Ireland: Gerry Duffy, Ochsner Ireland

Weider Wärmepumpen
The name Weider stands for highly efficient heat pumps. Weider is a true pioneer having manufactured its first pumps in 1977. Weider develops and manufactures in house with continuous innovation.
Currently seeking sales channel partners.

Develops and manufactures plastic pipe systems for plumbing, sewage and water installations. All pipe systems are manufactured with an innovative multilayer, mineral-reinforced technology made from polypropylene.
Reference Projects, Torre Agbar in Barcelona, Frankfurt Airport.
Currently looking for specialised distributors in Ireland.

Doppelmayr Urban Solutions
Doppelmayr is the undisputed technology and market leader in ropeway engineering for funicular railways, aerial tramways, gondolas and chairlifts. Key facts: 14,400 installations in over 88 nations with 35 subsidiaries.

Smart City Wien
Smart City Wien is a long-term initiative by Vienna City Council to improve the design, development and perception of the capital. The initiative uses a holistic approach resulting in radical protection of resources, quality of life for all and productive use of innovation and technology.