Innovation Corner: Medical engineering and assistive technology

A museum stage for forward-looking innovations from Austria

What technical innovations are currently underway? What ideas and inventions from Austria could change our world? The new exhibition series showcases current cutting-edge developments.
The new exhibition format “Innovation Corner” gives Austrian start-ups and innovative businesses a stage for presenting pioneering technologies. Visitors can learn what innovations are currently being explored and what new ideas are being developed in Austria and get exclusive previews of the first prototypes. In regularly changing presentations, visitors can gain multifaceted insights into a wide range of innovative industry sectors and experience how dynamic, diversified and hands-on the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is, including as an economic and employment sector.

The first exhibition series of the Innovation Corner is implemented in collaboration with Business Upper Austria, the Upper Austrian government’s location agency. Within the one-year line-up, new topics from Business Upper Austria’s #upperVISION2030 strategic programme and/or from the Upper Austrian Innovation Award will be highlighted every four months. Both publicly funded projects and young start-ups will be represented; what they have in common is that they make promising contributions to research and industry in Upper Austria with their interdisciplinary research approach and sophisticated ideas.

The first presentation, which will be on display at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) starting 4 October 2022, focuses on innovations in the field of medical engineering and assistive technology. Six promising developments and the involved organisations will be presented: training software for brain surgeries, a digital health assistant, medical screws made from human bone, a product to alleviate tinnitus, AI-based software to increase the success rate of in-vitro fertilisation and, last but not least, a custom-made alternative to balconies that requires no planning consent. In the Innovation Corner, visitors can witness first-hand the creativity and inventiveness of Upper Austria.
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