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We simulate accelerated life cycles in a climate chamber as if on fast-forward. And test how photovoltaic modules, plastics and electronic components age.
We characterise biofuels, catalysts and residues and optimise energy production processes from biomass. For pilot plants as well as for large-scale plants.
Comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient building. This is a matter of thermo-physics. We analyse energy performance and dynamics of building envelopes and building services.
Replicating, analysing and improving district heating and cooling systems on a small scale: from heat production to distribution and consumption. That’s what our lab is all about.
Tests on a rotating platform: in the open-air laboratory, we imitate every façade system. The advantage? We analyse the energy performance and thus evaluate indoor comfort.
How much solar energy does glass let through? We measure this in the G-Value Lab. This is how we improve prototypes and solutions for transparent and semi-transparent façade systems.
From prototype to market-ready product: in our climate chamber, heat and cooling pumps with outputs of up to 300 kW are developed, tested and certified.
How do you measure the thermal and hygrometric characteristics of building materials? We use analytical scales, climate chambers and more. The result? Innovative materials.
We test the thermal and energy performance of passive and active building envelope systems. Inside and outside. As a result, we can reveal practically every secret of a façade.
What is the realistic output? In the open-air lab, we test free photovoltaic modules and those integrated into buildings. It also works for roofs and coverings.
Our strobe light sun simulator measures the performance of photovoltaic modules and systems. Outdoors and in the laboratory. The test results are a guarantee of quality.
How do gaseous and liquid substances flow more effectively in industrial processes? We focus on hydropower production, biomass gasification and energy conversion.
VOCs are volatile organic compounds. In two test chambers, we measure emissions of formaldehyde and VOCs in building materials. We develop room sensors.
Our lab for molecular and cellular biology. Because we want to understand the genetic mechanisms of health and disease. Our focus? The nervous system, heart and circulation.
We carry out applied and basic research for the South Tyrolean wine industry. In other words, we conduct experiments in the wine cellar. And test oenological technologies.
This lab investigates the fermentation processes used in the production of food and beverages. For small test quantities, too. You can conduct your own tests in this open lab.
We measure the microbial condition of food. If you need our expertise, we are here to help. Alternatively, you can carry out your own analyses – we are an open lab.
We conduct research in the field of food processes and technologies. Our objective is to extract compounds with a high nutritional value from production waste and reuse them.
Our combination of archaeology, anthropology and microbiology. We analyse DNA on ancient human remains. So that we can better understand diseases today.
Sex, age at death, body measurements, diseases. We study human skeletal and mummy remains. To reconstruct the biological profile of earlier human groups.
Conserving organic remains. We develop display cases, sealants and pressure compensation devices. For museums, churches and archives. We already hold two patents.
Reconstructing the genome of pathogens. To do this, we study the gene structure of populations and the markers for genetic diseases. With methods for researching modern DNA.
We develop analyses for industry, the environment and food. Our focus: reduction of pollutants, the origin of agricultural and forestry products, and studies on indoor air.
Wish you had an R&D department for computer vision and machine learning? Tap into the expertise of seven multinational tech companies. Visual inspection is what they do best.
Do you want to automate agricultural processes? Minimise environmental impacts? Our know-how: biosystem technology for working in the mountains.
In the FIRST Lab, we develop and test robots and technologies for monitoring, inspection and automation on slopes, rivers, lakes, ice and snow.
The platform of the future for digitalisation and advanced automation. On the construction site and in the factory, we get the best out of machinery: precision and speed.
We research methods and develop technologies of embodied artificial intelligence. Our aim? Finding innovative and ethically acceptable solutions.
Industry 4.0. In the Smart Mini Factory, knowledge transfer between research and companies is promoted, organised and supported. We are a learning factory laboratory.
This is how industrial tests work today: in the terraXcube, we test how people, products or machines react to environmental stress. Under controlled conditions.
A multifunctional workshop, equipped with over 100 machines. We are South Tyrol’s largest Maker Space for companies, start-ups and private makers.
Experiment, develop, test. Get a feel for technologies like LoRaWAN, beacons, 5G and voice assistance systems. And you can decide what to invest in.
Are you facing a mountain of data? We specialise in the collection, processing and automated and smart analysis of complex data.
We research solutions for the collection of monitoring data. We are driven by technology, devices and sensors that are fast, autonomous and affordable.
Improving the quality and safety of food: we test in the lab under operating conditions. One example: naturally preserving juice made from beetroot and apple.
Our test kitchen for ideas, food prototypes and test series. Fully equipped. You can also use the open lab as a food processing room.
How do farm animals stay healthy and productive? We examine substances in hay, animal feed and silage. With classic chemical methods and near-infrared spectroscopy.
We analyse nutrients in soil, water, plant organs, substrates, fertilisers and compost. And ensure that plants can thrive optimally.
What are the food parameters for wine, grape must, distillates, juices and grapes? Using the FT-IR spectrometer, we measure quickly and precisely. And now we also measure beer.
We have two goals: to improve food and the health of plants. That is why we research chemical profiles. Alternatively, you can conduct your own tests in our open lab.
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It’s a mouthful. But it is THE method for determining the origin of agricultural products and characterising new substances.
Fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. If it were up to us, pesticides would be eliminated from the food we eat. In this lab, we extract and analyse residues.
In six laboratories with pilot plants, we produce fermented foods and investigate the transformation process of baked goods, dairy products, fruit and vegetables.
DNA, RNA and protein analyses. We investigate how the genetic material of plants determines appearance, taste and resistance. This knowledge is then used in innovation.
The laboratory for contract research and consulting in the field of wine production and technologies for the production of alcoholic beverages.
Creating products that meet consumers’ needs. That is our mission. To achieve this, we work with qualified tasters, analyses and consumer tests.
This is where we challenge the best in the world: we work on keeping vegetables and fruit fresh long after harvest. This is achieved with technology that inhibits ripening.
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