Digital Innovationn Hub OST


About us

The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is locally anchored, globally connected and stands for future-oriented academic education. With more than 3,700 students, the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is a key player in the Austrian higher education sector and one of the most important employers in the region.  Our university distinguishes itself through its future-oriented and steadily growing number of study programmes, a strong interdisciplinary collaboration and its research focus. The Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies (IC\M/T) conducts human-centered, interdisciplinary research on media and interactive technologies, with a view to strengthening the university’s academic programmes and achieving scientific advances. The institute consists of four research groups with a team of 50+ researchers: Media Computing, Media Creation, Digital Technologies and Media Business.

Expertise and experience

Modern industrial production combines technical processes and technologies with corresponding business processes. Our claim is the collaboration among all stakeholders and facilitate new technological developments and innovations in the context of digitisation (‘Industrie 4.0’) and thereby to find sustainable solutions to challenges faced by companies and society as a whole.

Research topics

  • Interactive Environments
  • Virtual Reality
  • Technology Assessment
  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented Reality
  • Future of Production
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Blockchain

Expectations from / Contributions to IMPULSE

Digital Innovation Hub OST

Digital transformation for SMEs in Austria

The DIHOST project, funded by the FFG and the federal states of Lower Austria and Burgenland, offers a comprehensive service program for three years to increase the transformation ability and transformation speed of small and medium-sized enterprises in Eastern Austria towards digital innovations.

Three core technologies:

  • 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • IoT, Sensors & Connectivity
  • Blockchain & IT Security

Cross-cutting issues Start

  • Open Innovation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Business Models

Cross-cutting issues Implementation

  • Data Visualisation
  • Usability
  • Data Analytics
  • Prototyping

Information | Learning | Implementation

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