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).


Sunday, 20. January 2008 SIMagine Finalist

The SmartDoorBell project was choosen as one of the 8 most innovative SIM/NFC enabled applications handed in at the SIMagine contest.

Friday, 09. November 2007 Simagine Nominee

Bernhard Groiss (Master Student Mobile Computing) is nominated for Gemalto's SIMAGINE Contest. Bernhard's project proposal "Smart Door Bell using Smart Card Web Server" convinced the jury and therefore was invited to participate in a Gemalto Training on Smart Card developoment in Paris/Meudon.

Sunday, 02. September 2007 FIT-IT "Upgrade"

After our 2-year NFC Research Projekt being funded by the County of Upper Austria, we today launched the FIT-IT funded NFC Project with the focus on testing.


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