Research projects

Excellent research and development services are a necessary precondition for current, theory-supported and scientifically based teaching. Additionally, sustainable research and development services ensure the institutional and individual competence of FH Kufstein Tirol and its scientific staff. Successful and innovative research is centrally important in order to ensure competitiveness within the national and international university landscape and expediently enhance the attractiveness of the Austrian business location and economy.

The general goal of the R&D activities of FH Kufstein Tirol is to develop a clear and application-oriented research profile at the university location and firmly anchor this profile within the “scientific community” and the consciousness of the interested public.

Resilient Tourism

The "Resilient Tourism" project aims to implement initiatives to increase crisis resilience in the destinations of the project regions Bavaria, Tyrol and Salzburg.
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The Drones4VET project is an Erasmus+ funded project focusing on a transnational training program for the use of drones in the construction sector.
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The Almoda project focuses on the creation of a cross-border data space to provide secure real-time Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) data, harnessing AI as a foundation for Mobility 4.0 in the Alpine region.
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The recently inaugurated Josef Ressel Center at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol is dedicated to solving mobility issues based on the analysis of visual media.
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Technologies that are both smart and green (i.e., sustainable) will play a crucial role for businesses in the future. It is therefore essential that manufacturers know about the great solutions that are offered by SMEs and start-up companies. This key fact is the starting point of the INTERREG Project GREENE 4.0.
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Innovative ways to tap new sources of real estate related information through multimodal analysis, modeling, and machine learning.
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Lighthouse Project Esstisch.Tirol (Dinner Table Tirol)

Changing dietary needs and preferences require an adaptation of businesses in the hospitality industry, which have to offer professional development opportunities to their staff and need to ensure they clearly communicate with their customers about their menus.
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Innovation Program Digital Tourism Expert

This program provides targeted training for IT managers in the Austrian tourism industry in order to support rapid professionalization in the digitization of the industry.
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Usability of Voice Response Systems

Voice response systems are an innovative yet simple tool for humans to generate computer input. However, research into the user experience and user acceptance is required if these systems are to be widely adopted in the world of work.
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Hydrogen Drone

Hydrogen drones, by their very form of propulsion, represent a solution that could significantly extend the flight times of drones. Combined with lightweight construction and an innovative tank design, the aim of this project is to increase flight time by a factor of six.
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Center of Excellence for Drone Research

This research center aims to develop a technical framework for the detection of hazardous materials using drones. It will further address how such a framework can be implemented in an operationally safe way. As a particular use case, the center will also present concrete measures that would allow the framework to be integrated into the workflow of fire departments within the context of disaster operations, covering such aspects as alerts, deployment, and documentation.
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Tourism as an Attractive Profession

The image of employers in the tourism industry in the states of Tyrol, Salzburg, and Bavaria does not live up to the great potential of the sector. Together with industry partners, this project will develop ways to increase the attractiveness of this line of employment.
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Hedonic Pricing of Real Estate using Computer Vision

Automated real estate valuation models play an increasingly important role in the industry. Hedonic pricing models use observed prices and value-influencing variables to model their effect and to aid in pricing decisions.
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Contwise Phönix (Contwise Phoenix)

The aim of this project is to increase the usability of destination marketing software as well as software for the mapping, management, and maintenance of infrastructure.
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LiDAR Wind Measurement Nussdorf – Erl

This project investigates the wind phenomenon known as Erler Wind, which occurs in the border region between Tyrol and Bavaria. The phenomenon is defined by the mountain and valley winds typical for the alpine region, which accelerate strongly due to the significant narrowing of the Inntal Valley in the border region, forming a low-level jet stream.
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The research project (Tyrol – Energy – Digital) at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol investigates the advantages of smart meters for customers and their benefits for utility companies.
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Smart Factories – Connected Learning

Smart Factories – Connected Learning is a cross-site project for training staff and implementing solutions related to the concept of Industry 4.0
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Third Mission Possible! The Knowledge Transfer Center West (Wissenstransferzentrum West, WTZ West), a network of eleven universities in western Austria, is responsible for making available academic knowledge and research results to the wider public. How this transfer of knowledge can be professionalized and who should be responsible for it are some of the challenging questions tackled in the project.
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Support for the social, educational, and professional integration of unaccompanied minors.
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