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).


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.

Thursday, 17. February 2011 Experts present NFC innovations in Hagenberg

The technology of the future for smartphones and tablet computers is called Near Field Communication (NFC). Google as well as Apple, Visa and Nokia focus on the technology for their payment services, ticketing, tagging and loyalty programmes. The latest innovations in the field will be showcased on 22 and 23 February as part of the 4th NFC Congress in Hagenberg. Renowned international companies including Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM) and NXP Semiconductors have answered the call of the NFC Research Lab at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences to make presentations.

Monday, 15. November 2010 First Book about Near Field Communication in German

Anwendungen und Technik von Near Field Communication (NFC) The first edition of "Anwendungen und Technik von Near Field Communication (NFC)" was published by Prof. Dr. Josef Langer and Michael Roland, M.Sc. from the NFC Research Lab in Hagenberg.

Wednesday, 14. July 2010 NFC Congress Austria 2011

After a short break in 2010 the 4th NFC Congress 2011 takes place in Hagenberg, Austria, from February 22nd - 23rd. 2011 will be an extensive year for the NFC community around the world, thus the NFC Congress is the right place to exchange views, experiences and information about the newest mobile phones, rollouts, services and technologies. In addition to the Business and Applications Conference, a Developer and Scientific Workshop provides a forum for researchers from academia and industry.

Friday, 27. February 2009 Bronze Award - SIMagine 2009

At this year's SIMagine contest at the mobile world congress 2009 in Barcelona a team of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg won the 3rd price.

Monday, 15. December 2008 NFC - Very High Datarates

The NFC Research Lab is Part of the new FIT-IT Project "NFC - Very High Datarates (VHD)". Together with the University of Klagenfurt and Graz as well as NXP Semiconductors the project consortium has a budget of 1.7 Mio Eur for research in this area. Visit VHD

Monday, 01. December 2008 Best Papers Presented at CSNDSP 2008

The CSNDSP Steering and Local Committees inform us that our paper entitled “Automatic Impedance Matching for 13.56 MHz NFC Antennas” has been selected for possible publication in the Iranian Journal of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (IJEEE), see web site: IJEEE is one of the top high-quality peer reviewed journal devoted to publishing original papers of high technical standards in the field of electrical engineering.

Wednesday, 24. September 2008 Comprion cooperates with NFC Research lab

COMPRION and the NFC Research Lab of the Upper Austria University of Applied Science in Hagenberg have cooperated to advance the further development of the NFC technology.

Tuesday, 01. April 2008 Competition Finalists at WIMA

Three teams of the University Of Applied Sciences Of Upper Austria are finalists in the NFC Forum Competition at WIMA in Monaco from April 28th to April 30th 2008

Friday, 25. January 2008 Smartposter Rollout in Hagenberg

Hagenberg is the first town in Austria offering public services thru NFC Smartposters. These Smartposter help tourists to retrieve additional information on sights as well as on way points in the town.


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