R&D Award 2021

Over the past two years, various R&D projects have been undertaken at CAMPUS 02 in a variety of different areas. From the multitude of these projects, every 2 years a selection is made for the presentation of the internal R&D Award of CAMPUS 02.


Best R&D project 2019-2021: FRIDAR

FRIDAR – Frugal innovation through authentic regional resources

The evaluation of the projects was carried out with the participation of 3 external jury members, who unanimously considered the use of structured innovation for regional development as particularly interesting and exciting. Furthermore, the sustainable benefit was rated highly, as the model is also suitable to be applied to other Austrian regions. The cooperation between science, regional management and subsequently regional enterprises was also rated positively in this combination.

In addition to the symbolic prize, the project team will receive 2,000 euros for teambuilding activities.



From the nominated projects, a project video will be dedicated to each of the top 3 ranked projects. In addition to the winning project FRIDAR, these include the two projects:


Intelligent refrigerator

Get an overview of the nominated projects for the R&D award 2021:

FRIDAR – Frugal innovations through authentic and regional resources

Changing environments and a consequential loss of regional authenticity present tough challenges to many parts of Styria that used to be successful industrial or agricultural regions. To combat this loss,…

Regional economic analysis of the 2020 men's European handball championship

The men’s handball European championship 2020 took place from 9 to 26 January 2020 in Norway, Austria and Sweden. The Austrian Handball Federation (ÖHB) and its subsidiary ÖHB Marketing &…

Non-financial reporting: Comparative overview of the implementation status of the EU Directive based on selected companies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

In 2014, the EU member states have adopted a directive to expand the reporting of large, capital market-oriented companies, credit institutions, financial services institutions and insurance companies. This NFI (non-financial…


Digitalisation is a topical and controversial issue. The digital revolution of work has often been regarded as a threat characterised by automation and the consequential loss of jobs. In the…


The project InStaf aims to develop new and complex heat exchangers and reflective structures using additive manufacturing (AM) methods. These new manufacturing methods have great potential to be used in…

Intelligent refrigerator

A refrigerator from which employees can take drinks without being constantly monitored and still pay securely – a possibility that the market does not provide. Not yet. The Degree Programmes…

Innovation and resilience among family-run global and European market leaders from Austria

The primary research objective of this study, which was commissioned by the Julius Raab Foundation, was to investigate why family-run global and European market leaders from Austria are so innovative.…