Stations at the Science Festival
Research, discovery, and tasting the future!
Discover a concrete canoe, build a mini particle accelerator, meet a robot dog and operate on a bell pepper brain. Here is a list of the research festival stations at a glance:
An ear clip to combat pain
How does pain relief without medication work? Does it work at all? Learn all about an ear clip that sends electrical signals that make the pain go away.
How plants keep our city clean
Plants help purify the air around us by absorbing harmful particulate matter. To find out how they do it and what exactly is involved, visit this station:
BOKU Vienna, Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
This station demonstrates how fires spread in the forest and how we can best prepare for wildfires in real life.
BOKU Vienna, Institute of Silviculture
Digital forest rallye
Do you know what makes trees so important? Explore the trees of the City Hall Park by taking part in a virtual rally.
BOKU, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, Institute of Forest Growth
A dust-free space
Refresh your mind and body in a completely dust-free room and try out our "dust catchers" to measure the air quality at the research festival.
How can you make concrete float?
Find out how a concrete canoe floats, design a workshop and learn how to draw like an architect.
University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna, Department of Building and Design
Making your internet safer!
Find out how secure your password is, how Alexa works, and how to control your fridge using your smartphone. Digital security helps us to safeguard our privacy. Find out how to do this and what to look out for here!
University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna, Centre of Excellence for IT Security
The stem cell universe
Join in the stem cell fishing game and find out all about how our organs are made from stem cells and how they can help us to cure diseases.
IMBA - Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the ÖAW
Hands-on particle physics
Take a walk through a particle accelerator with VR goggles. Visit the spark chamber to see particles from space, use a flash to make microscopic particles visible, or build a mini particle accelerator.
Institute for High Energy Physics (HEPHY) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW)
Make your own Braille remote control
Control your smartphone and computer without being able to see. Try out Braille, construct a Bluetooth remote control, and learn how keyboards work.
Johannes Stelka-Petz, BSc
Unlock the superpowers of your mind!
Find out what goes on in our heads and all the things babies and toddlers already know and understand.
KiKo Research Centre/Central European University
The insect world & you
Insects are very important for us and for the planet. Walk around the table and explore the lives and loves of our insect friends!
Kris Hofmann Animation e.U.
Smart insoles for sports and medicine
Find out whether you walk properly. The insole emits signals and displays the user's gait over the course of the day via the app. It is used in sports and for medical purposes.
Use the blood aquarium to test how quickly blood coagulates, drive screws into a bone, and examine tissue samples. Find out how people can be helped after an accident.
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology, Research Centre in cooperation with AUVA
Perform surgery on a pepper!
Plan brain surgery on a pepper, sculpt a cranium, and find out all about how accurate planning can save lives.
MedUni Vienna, Department of Neurosurgery (in cooperation with IST Austria)
Play the piano with a violin!
Explore digitalised musical instruments and the technology behind this novel idea.
Nimikry Music OG
Sonic memories - spoken and audio letters
Discover old audio recordings, play them and discover interesting facts about the technology behind them and how the recordings are preserved for the future.
Austrian Media Library at the TMW and the Phonogramme Archiv at the ÖAW
How are medicines created?
Learn about how medicines are developed and how an effective drug is created.
PHARMIG - Association of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Industry
Shadowmap - find sun & shade!
Use the app to calculate the exact position of the sun and see where your shadow falls.
Shadowmap Technologies GmbH
Paul saves lives!
Learn how medical professionals train for emergencies involving premature babies.
Smart robots at work
Check out our robot dog and our drone and find out where they help people all over the world.
Smart Inspection GmbH
Detecting eye diseases with laser light
Discover the power of lasers and examine leaves, bones and muscles yourself with the OCT device. Try out our microscope and look through the eye disease simulator too.
SPIE & Optica Student Chapter MUV, MedUni Vienna
Examining the human body with artificial intelligence
Computers help us detect diseases. Find out how computers see microscopic images and how they learn to do it.
TissueGnostics GmbH, MedUni Vienna
Understanding, conceptualising and mastering algorithms
What are algorithms, how do they work and learn, and where can they be found? Find out all this and more at this station.
TU Vienna /VCLA/ ADA.Vienna
How an electric racing car works
Check out a real racing car that runs entirely on electricity and was built by students.
TU Vienna Racing
How fast is light?
Measure the speed of light and find out why your reflection is younger than you are.
TU Vienna, Atomic Institute University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics
Eternity Bike - cycling into the future
Try out our VR bicycle simulator and experience how we will use the road of the future alongside robotic vehicles.
TU Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science
Vreeclimber - a virtual reality infinite climbing wall
Use VR goggles to climb on a pirate island, a spaceship or in outer space.
TU Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Institute for Visual Computing
Try out autonomous racing with model cars
In the future, we will see self-driving cars on our roads. Study our model cars to find out how this can be achieved.
TU Vienna, Cyber-Physical Systems
Investigating wastewater for traces
Discover which trace substances can be found in wastewater and how they can be removed.
TU Vienna, Water Quality Management Research Department
Generating, sharing and using energy together
Find out how you can generate your own electricity using the power of the sun and how best to share it with others.
TU Vienna, Institute for Computer Technology
Understanding climate change with Lego
How does a melting glacier change the landscape and how do trees help prevent landslides? Learn how to observe landscapes using a Lego model!
University of Vienna / PHUSICOS project (H2020)
Please touch the artworks!
The VRVis reliefs allow you to explore artworks with your hands. Create your own work of art out of modelling clay and take it home with you.
VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs GmbH
Virtual Viennese worlds
Digital technologies are used to solve problems in the real world. Find out where this technology is used in Vienna!
Careers counselling for young people
Create your own personal profile and we will advise you on which professions of the future are the best fit for you. The experts of the Chamber of Labour Vienna are on hand to answer all your questions