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Creative work, innovation and digitalization relevant in law

The Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Innovation Law founded at Danube University Krems

Creative, artistic and innovative achievements are the basic layers of a culture and knowledge oriented society. The effective protection by the legal system is both significant and challenging in the age of digitalization and networking. Prof. Clemens Appl heads the recently founded Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Innovation Law, which addresses intellectual property law and complementary fields of law against the backdrop of requirements constantly changing. Interlinking foundation and application the Center focuses on legal research, extending specialized continuing education programs, and various outreach activities to support legal policy discourse with scientifically sound foundations.

Basic research on electronic component-production of the future

The Department for Integrated Sensor Systems at Danube University Krems has set its research focus on new measuring methods in the micro and nano range, which shall be implemented in the production of highly integrated electronic components.

The latest mobile phones 5G generation shall also benefit from the following research cooperation: the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an Austrian specialist for atomic force and scanning electron microscopy are expected to carry out basic research in the production of new, miniaturized components. Miniaturization alters the physical properties of the thin films in the components. The Department of Integrated Sensor Systems is developing new methods to detect these deviations and thus ensure production quality.


“MAS Alzheimerhilfe and cooperation partners” and Stefanie Auer from Danube University Krems were awarded in the category “education and further education”.

The eAward 2019 was presented in Vienna on 31 January 2019. Out of seven categories innovative IT projects were awarded. The cooperation project of Danube University Krems with the “MAS Alzheimerhilfe” and the “Sicherheitsakademie (SIAK)” received an eAward for interactive online training in which police officers acquire competences in dealing with dementia.