funded by
NXP Semiconductors
Regio 13
Land Oberösterreich

Member of
NFC Forum

Who are we?

The NFC Research Lab in Hagenberg is part of the Research Center Hagenberg at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. It was founded in 2005 focusing on new NFC use cases, hardware implementations and security aspects. In 2006, Austria's first NFC Trial was launched in Hagenberg providing a variety of services never implemented in a trial before. After that time the NFC Research Lab Hagenberg came up with payment and ticketing services, an own reference hardware, several publications, and the organization of the Austrian NFC Congress (since 2007). In order to ensure customers and industrial relevance of the research results, project partners, such as A1 (formerly mobilkom austria) and NXP, brought in practical experience from users point of view. In 2009, the 1st International Workshop on Near Field Communication (NFC'09) took place as part of the NFC Congress in Hagenberg. Since then, an annual International Workshop on Near Field Communication has been organized by the NFC Research Lab Hagenberg, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and ETH Zurich (2010: Monaco, 2011: Hagenberg, 2012: Helsinki, 2013: Zurich).


Thursday, 10. April 2014 1.500 Visitors @ Science & Research Night

About 1.500 visitors came to Hagenberg on April 4th to catch up on the research projects of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Johannes Kepler University Linz and local IT companies.

Thursday, 20. March 2014 Mobile Marketing Innovation Day 2014

The Mobile Marketing Innovation Day ( takes place at Museumsquartier in Vienna at 28 May 2014 and is organized by JMC (

Monday, 10. March 2014 Science & Research Night (Lange Nacht der Forschung)

On 4th April 2014, the NFC Research Lab Hagenberg will present their research at Austria's biggest exhibition on science and research, the "Lange Nacht der Forschung".

Tuesday, 05. February 2013 NFC 2013 in Zurich

The 5th International Research Workshop with focus on Near Field Communication in Zurich was a great success.

Wednesday, 26. September 2012 Security hole in Google Wallet revealed

Michael Roland, researcher at the NFC Research Lab Hagenberg, revealed security hole in Google Wallet.

Friday, 01. June 2012 NFC Congress 2012 in September

The 5th Congress on Near Field Communication will be held in Hagenberg, Austria, from September 11th –12th, 2012. The big focus this time will be Mobile Payment during the next years.

Friday, 01. July 2011 NFC2012 in Helsinki - Call for Papers

The NFC Research Lab co-organizes the 4th International Research Workshop with focus on Near Field Communication (NFC) - NFC2012, taking place in Helsinki, Finland 2012.

Thursday, 05. May 2011 Lab supplies hotfix to the SMS NDEF bug on Android

Today, the NFC Research Lab released a hotfix for a problem on Android NFC phones (like the Nexus S) when reading SMS messages from NFC tags.

Thursday, 24. March 2011 Ever wanted to know what is stored on your NFC tags?

The NFC Research Lab Hagenberg has released its first app to Android Market. Ever wanted to know what is stored on your NFC tags? Here is the answer: NFC TagInfo, an app for the Nexus S and future NFC-enabled Android devices that reads detailed information from NFC tags and contactless smartcards.

Friday, 04. March 2011 Future of NFC revealed at Hagenberg

NFC Congress 2011 A dazzling range of new applications for the ground-breaking Near Field Communication technology were revealed at the international NFC Congress in Hagenberg last month. Almost 200 delegates from over 25 countries across the globe attended the event organised by the NFC Research Lab at Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg Campus.


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