Humans are at the center of the research work at VRVis. To enable people to live an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable life, applications by VRVis contribute to 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, we are now nominated for the Austrian SDG-Award.
The Austrian SDG Award is the most important national prize for sustainability. It honors innovative projects, companies and institutions that contribute decisively to the sustainable development of society and the economy. This year, VRVis is among the nominees for the award. Presented by the Senate of the Economy, the Austrian SDG Award is under the aegis of Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Assembly, Chancellor Karl Nehammer, as well as Federal Minister for Climate Action Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister of Labour and Economy Martin Kocher and State Secretary Claudia Plakolm. On October 16, the winners will receive their prizes at a gala event in the Austrian parliament.
Visual Computing as a crossover technology for greater sustainability
As a COMET center and Austria's leading research institution in visual computing, VRVis successfully generates applied solutions that advance climate protection and digitization while facilitating better healthcare and sustainable mobility. Together with our partners from industry, business and science, we achieve results that can be quickly translated into practice. In this way, we can successfully tackle the urgent and diverse challenges of today.
With its extensive expertise on algorithms and data structures and using state-of-the-art technologies, the team at VRVis focuses on a wide variety of use cases: These include projects for an inclusive, barrier-free society, digital eco-technology tools (green tech), interdisciplinary collaborations in biomedicine or agriculture, or various simulation and visualization applications for climate change adaptation.