1. Issue of Green Tech Magazine

14. Mai 2014


Fresh from the Printers!


Styria is known as an innovation hotspot. Greentech companies here grow twice as fast as their global counterparts. This growth mainly results from extensive research and development activities, accounting for 4.7% of the overall economic performance – a top rate by European standards. This makes the Green Tech Valley on the outskirts of Graz the 1st address for innovative environmental technologies.

One sector that sets new technology standards is 3D printing. This technique, which has advanced from an often belittled idea into an industry-scale process, is currently inducing sustainable changes. Instead of mere prototyping, 3D printers materialise the industrial production of buildings, cars and prostheses. Styrian companies are developing 3D printers for special applications and are the first ones to use them for low-cost heat exchangers or in after-sales service.

The Green Tech Valley is also a pioneer in the field of life cycle analysis. Magna Steyr uses a proprietary tool which is able to assess environmental impacts already during product development and thereby allows to design ecologically optimised products. A ground-breaking innovation made in Styria is the KWB Multifire pellet and wood chip heating system. It automatically recognises different biomass residues and burns them in a near-zero-emission process also in the low capacity range.

Market leaders operate internationally. In response to this trend, the green-tech cluster ECO WORLD STYRIA offers its members a unique service. According to the motto “pay 1, get 10”, members benefit from access to ten international green-tech clusters with services comparable to those back home. The alliance opens the door to new attractive business opportunities and firstclass contacts in Asia, Europe and America.

Our magazine seeks to pick up on the dynamic development in the Green Tech Valley. And so today, instead of the previous Eco World Magazine, you have received the first issue of our Green Tech Magazine in its fresh new design.

We wish you even more fun reading!


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