funded by
NXP Semiconductors
Regio 13
Land Oberösterreich

Member of
NFC Forum

NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power, Digital Processing and manufacturing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, industrial, consumer, lighting, medical, computing and identification applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 29,000 employees working in more than 30 countries and posted sales of USD 5.4 billion in 2008. News from NXP is located at

University of Technology Graz

In world-wide competition with comparable institutions, Graz University of Technology pursues top teaching and research in the fields of the engineering sciences and the technical-natural sciences. An integral part of putting together excellent education and training programs is knowing about the needs of society and the economy. Ultimately, the quality of the education and training at Graz University of Technology is carried by the strength of its knowledge-oriented and applied research. Numerous competence centers, the Christian-Doppler laboratories, special research fields, research focuses, and large EU projects are only a few examples of the University's extremely active and successful research.

Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt

With over 9.000 students and around 1.200 employees, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt is the leading educational and research institute in Carinthia – Austria’s most southern state. Its many research achievements have brought it an international reputation, making the university a major driving force behind Carinthia’s success as a business location. Recently, the university has expanded its research and teaching activities towards technical fields. As a result the Faculty of Technical Sciences has been founded in 2007 comprising seven institutes with the main focus on Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Research groups of 19 full professors are cooperating with international, national, and regional partners in various fundamental and technology-oriented research topics.

mobilkom austria

More than three million Austrians make their calls with A1. Approximately 40 percent of all Austrian mobile phone users trust in the market leader in mobile communications.

Our large market shares in attractive customer-segments offer great potential for mobile data services. The world´s first GPRS network and the first nation-wide UMTS network in Europe show that mobilkom austria is well prepared for the future of mobile communication.

"Think global, act local" is mobilkom austria´s strategy. That´s why we invest in mobile communications companies in the emerging markets of Southeastern Europe. The synergies this creates ensure long-term growth for the entire mobilkom austria group.


OMNIKEY was established in 2000 and is part of ASSA ABLOY ITG since November 2003. 

ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions. ASSA ABLOY ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies Latin America (former Novacard do Brasil, acquired in 2006), OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard.

ASSA ABLOY ITG has over 900 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group.

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OMNIKEY has been presented the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in recognition of its stellar performance in the global smart card reader market.

CDE - Communications Data Engineering GmbH

CDE stands for innovation and high quality software solutions since its founding in 2001. The company develops individual solutions in their three business segments NFC – Near Field Communication, Mobile & Web and Medical Systems. With this specific combination CDE provides exciting solutions in interesting fields of application. The company is leading in developing and consulting NFC projects. CDE works according to the latest quality standards, is ISO 13485 certified and Microsoft Certified Partner.

Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences

As one of the country's leading institutions of its kind, the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (FH OÖ) is at the cutting edge of pedagogic practice and applied scientific research. Founded in 1994, we have won an international reputation for practice-oriented, university-level education. Today we offer 37 study programs (undergraduate and graduate) at our four locations in the central region of Upper Austria.

Building on our expertise, we have also established a separate enterprise for research and development with dedicated centers at our four campuses. The Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences Research and Development Ltd and our centers are dedicated to innovative research and working closely with business, commerce and industry. We have created a number of ground-breaking methods and models for practical application throughout all sectors of the economy as well as the public sector.


FH OOE Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH | Softwarepark 11 • 4232 Hagenberg • Austria