WOW – the Vienna Research Festival 2018 breaks records!
The Vienna Research Festival drew over 13,000 visitors to the CREAU. With free admission, they were able to learn about exciting research projects from the city at over 40 interactive stations. “What makes skin bacteria essential?”, “How can occupational accidents be avoided with robots?” and “How can archaeologists explore the earth using modern technologies without digging?” – researchers in Vienna have dedicated themselves to these and similar questions. They are working at universities and research institutes, as well as in the R&D departments of innovative Viennese companies.
The Vienna Research Festival, which was organised by the Vienna Business Agency in cooperation with the Vienna Industrial Union and the Wiener Linien, introduced the most exciting projects, including a self-driving bus, an intelligent arm prosthesis that can even tie shoe laces and a game that can be controlled solely by the power of thought. City Councillor for the Economy, Peter Hanke, who wants to get children and young people interested in research and development, was also in attendance. The scholastic programme, which has already been booked out, will run until the end of September.