Top 25 Ideas for Future by St. Pölten UAS Students and Staff on Display in St. Pölten’s Inner City
The pop-up exhibition in the inner city of St. Pölten showcases the top 25 innovative and forward-looking ideas submitted by students, researchers and staff members of the St. Pölten UAS in the call for “Ideas for Future” on the occasion of the UAS’ 25th anniversary.
The 25 most innovative ideas with the greatest benefit for the general public and the potential to make our lives easier, more sustainable and inclusive are currently displayed in St. Pölten’s inner city. The three best ideas received prizes endowed with 1,000 EUR, 500 EUR, and 300 EUR, respectively.
“The high innovative power and societal relevance of the submitted ideas are just as impressive as the wide range of topics they cover – from sustainability and digitalisation to ideas relevant for the healthcare and social sectors”, explains Hannes Raffaseder, Chief Research and Innovation Officer of the St. Pölten UAS and a member of the jury.
“The majority of ideas address interdisciplinary topics and have been submitted by teams made up of members from different study programmes and research specialisations. Once more, this highlights the strong interdisciplinary orientation in teaching and research at the UAS.”
“As an innovative education and research institution, we always have our eyes on the future. Our 25th anniversary is a good opportunity to provide a platform for the diverse Ideas for Future developed by our students and colleagues”, emphasises St. Pölten UAS Executive Director Gernot Kohl. “Over the past 25 years, the UAS experienced steady growth and evolved into an ever more prominent place of education and research. We are a dynamic university with a modern range of study programmes and further education programmes that are strongly aligned with the requirements of the labour market. This is reflected in the selection of the 25 best Ideas for Future.”
“For 25 years now, innovation and diversity of ideas have been at home here at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. The UAS students are known for their above-average commitment and their ability to contribute their own ideas and put them into practice independently – which is exactly what makes them so successful as graduates as well. On the occasion of this anniversary, the UAS initiated a great competition of ideas that gives centre stage to the best 25 ideas for the next 25 years and beyond. Congratulations to everyone involved in the wonderful project presentation”, says Mag. Matthias Stadler, Mayor of St. Pölten, who is full of praise for the wealth of ideas developed at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
TOP 3: Sustainable Music Equipment, Discounts for Plastic Waste, and Urban Gardening
With their winning project “ZilpZalp”, students Lukas Zeiler of the master degree programme Digital Media Production (St. Pölten UAS) and Theresa Kühmayer of the master degree programme Eco Design (University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt) pursue the goal of making the world of music more sustainable by producing acoustic sound absorbers from discarded towels on wooden frames. The team of UAS students Jessica Mellauner (master degree programme Digital Media Management), Sarah Reinprecht (master degree programme Digital Design), and Omer Szerer (master degree programme Digital Media Production) has developed the app “Dumpo” using a bonus programme to motivate users for the correct disposal of plastic waste. With the project “Aicosystems”, the interdisciplinary team made up of St. Pölten UAS students Tim Ehmke (bachelor degree programme Data Science & Business Analytics) and Mantas Bandonis (master degree programme Digital Healthcare) as well as Johannes Lücker from the University of Vienna and Pia Engl from BOKU Vienna wants to promote artificial intelligence-assisted urban gardening.
Idea Exhibition at Campus Opening Ceremony
An exhibition of the 25 Ideas for Future was part of the festive opening of the new Campus St. Pölten on 19 October. As of now, it will be on display for the public in St. Pölten’s inner city for almost two weeks. Hosted by the Red Point in Wienerstraße, the exhibition will be accessible from 21 to 31 October, Thursday through Saturday (opening hours below).
Date: 21 to 31 October 2021
Time: Thu–Sat (Thu & Sat, 9:00–12:00; Fri, 13:00–16:00)
Place: Red Point, Wienerstraße 13, 3100 St. Pölten
Augmented Reality-Extended Exhibition
The free app “Artivive” allows visitors to dive deeper into the future visions featured in the exhibition. The app is based on augmented reality technology and offers more detailed videos and animations directly on the smartphone.
All “25 Ideas for Future” can be viewed on our anniversary website.