Industry of the Future Data-based, energy-efficient, sustainable


The industry of the future must be data-based, energy-efficient and sustainable. The present project creates the necessary know-how in research and development to support Vorarlberg's industry on this path.

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Project goal 

The aim of the project is to establish an interdisciplinary research team at the interface between the Energy research centre and the Digital Factory Vorarlberg research centre. 

The scientists will focus on the industry of the future in the areas of digitalization, Energy and sustainability. In these areas, the team takes on the role of a pioneer and trendsetter through innovative ideas and concepts. The team is thus a scientific driving force in the region. By strengthening the interface between the two research centres, a new platform for future research projects with regional companies is created at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV-Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences) 


The ideas, concepts and methods are integrated directly into teaching, so that the results also benefit regional companies that hire FHV graduates in this way. 

We therefore adequately train the region's future workforce with regard to future challenges and offer Vorarlberg's industry a competence center for its research and development issues. 



The project is funded by the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) and the state of Vorarlberg as part of the EU program "Investment for Growth and Jobs in Austria 2014-2020". 

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project name Industry of the future -  data-driven, energy-efficient, sustainable 
Program European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Land Vorarlberg Abt. IIb 
Project number VIa-; H_1309 
Project Duration 01.07.2020 - 31.01.2023 
Project budget total 450,000.00 EUR  
Share FHV 225,000.00 EUR 


Prof. (FH) Dr.-Ing. Markus PREISSINGER
Head of the Research, Head Josef Ressel Center for Intelligent Thermal Energy Systems