Brains

Researchers, entrepreneurs, agriculturalists, start-up founders and students:
These bright minds conduct research and development at the NOI Techpark.
They make up the NOI network.

GREEN

Wolfram Sparber

Director of the EURAC Institute for Renewable Energy

“In South Tyrol, around 500 companies operate in the energy sector, which generates an annual turnover of approximately 1.6 billion euros. Our research can make a substantial contribution to honing the competitive edge of these companies.”

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GREEN

Tanja Mimmo

Professor for Agricultural Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano

“Regionality and origin of native products are gaining significance in the purchasing decision. Hence, defining and authenticating the origin of products and maintaining their traceability by isotope analysis provide added value to agricultural production in South Tyrol.“

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AUTOMATION

Dominik Matt

Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, business consultant and Director of Fraunhofer Italia

“Technological know-how and creativity are indispensable assets for finding smart solutions. When researchers, start-ups, established companies and students come together to form a network and jointly create new ideas, that particular location becomes a hotbed of innovation.”

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ALPINE

Hermann Brugger

Director of EURAC’s Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, associate professor at Innsbruck Medical University

“Thanks to the unique climate simulator we can simulate all kinds of extreme environmental factors, both individually and in combination. This allows us to study how human beings survive in extreme environments and how lives can be saved. Yet the findings of our work could also be of great interest in the development of materials, components and machines that are employed in extreme conditions.”

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FOOD

Helmuth Senfter

Vice President of Senfter Holding

“South Tyrol lies at the heart of Europe. The German-speaking market is within its grasp, and the metropolises of numerous countries are just a few hours away. Furthermore, many of the local companies are specialised in the food sector. This makes Bolzano/Bozen the ideal location for our research and development department.”

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Elena Venir
FOOD

Elena Venir

Head of the Laboratory for Food Processing, Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry

“In South Tyrol, many high-quality primary products are manufactured by a multitude of companies with an age-old tradition of food production. We devote ourselves to the technological valorisation of local agricultural food products. We deal mainly with aspects regarding the quality, safety and innovation of products and processes. We aim to face challenges by integrating tradition with innovation as a means of adding value and of building a bridge between the past and the future.”


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Peter Robatscher
FOOD

Peter Robatscher

Head of the Laboratory for Flavour and Metabolites, Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry

“Food quality is one of my central concerns: We examine the quality and composition of agricultural and food products using state-of-the-art analytical methods. This enables us to create added value for local products and a competitive advantage for the region.”

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AUTOMATION

Fabrizio Mazzetto

Professor of Agricultural Mechanics at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano

“In South Tyrol we have succeeded in preserving small-scale agriculture. Our active research is dedicated to the development of new prototypes of agricultural machines that are essential for more professionalism in agriculture by increasing energy efficiency, safety at work and higher Informatization.”

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FOOD

Matteo Scampicchio

Professor of Food Technology at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano

“We strive for providing businesses with proper solutions that help improve the quality of their raw materials. Added value should be achieved also from by-products and waste products. Quality, nutritional value and authenticity of the South Tyrolean products shall be guaranteed by using "green" technologies rather than pesticides or preservatives, always taking the consumer's health into account.”


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AUTOMATION

Ulrich Santa

Director of the Energy Agency South Tyrol – CasaClima

“Energy is indispensable for modern life. The way we produce and consume energy has a relevant impact on the climate. Rethinking our system is not only a necessity, it’s also an opportunity.”

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