Based on the recommendation of an international scientific committee, the federal government as well as the federal states of Lower Austria and Tyrol will fund the research center ACMIT at the “Technopol Wiener Neustadt” within the framework of a COMET-K1 center.
Of the requested total budget of 18,7 million euros for 4 years, the federal government will raise about 5,6 million, Lower Austria approximately 1,9 million and Tyrol about 0,9 million euros.
ACMIT is an acknowledged co-operation partner for worldwide acting medical device manufacturers, clinics and research facilities. Currently, ACMIT has 38 employees and collaborates with 65 scientific and corporate partners, of which 55% are international. Furthermore, the “Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology” provides much sought opportunies for young scientists to complete their bachelor-, master- or PhD-theses at the center.
Dr. Petra Bohuslav, member of the provincial government of Lower Austria, is happy about the good news too: “The development of technology and innovation competences is an essential element in the economic strategy of Lower Austria. In line with this core strategy, we especially support research and development with a special focus on market implementation. With the “Technopole” we pursue the goals of giving cutting-edge research a home in Lower Austria and of being a reliable partner for the scientists. The center’s achievements – which are confirmed consistently from international experts – , the providing of new jobs and the innovations for economy extensively confirm our commitment. We are very proud of those successes – congratulations to the ACMIT team and all the best for the next years.”