Areas of Excellence
RFID & wireless IoT
For years, Carinthia and Styria have been recognized as RFID hotspots – more than 50 percent of the produced RFID chips come from the SILICON ALPS region.
The term „wireless technologies“ refers to application areas such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), the growing field of „wireless Internet of Things“ (wireless IoT), „NFC,“ and „Ultra-Wideband.“
In the „Area of Excellence RFID and wireless IoT,“ the focus is primarily on new use cases and the question of how these technologies can optimize business processes. Whether in logistics, retail, or production, but also in the event and art sectors, tailor-made solutions are typically required based on experience.
The goal of the „Area of Excellence RFID & wireless IoT“ of the SILICON ALPS Cluster is to bring together „Wireless Experts“ from industry and research with users of wireless technologies. This collaboration results in co-creative and cooperative concepts and projects. A core group is intended to advise, support, and cooperate in the development and implementation of these projects. Through the work of partners in the Area of Excellence, the potentials of „Wireless Technologies“ and the region’s contribution to their developments become more visible – both locally and globally.
World-renowned brands like Mifare, Hitag, and Legic were born in southern Austria, where over 90% of the cluster partners‘ products are exported. As the „Internet of Things“ expands, the region is leveraging additional wireless technologies like NFC and Ultra-Wideband. The „Area of Excellence RFID and wireless IoT“ focuses on new use cases and optimizing various business processes, aiming to unite providers, researchers, and users for collaborative development and innovation.
During my bachelor and master in European Studies at Sciences Po Lille (France) and at the University of Münster (Germany), I specialised in project management and funding. I then pursued this way during my professional career, notably for a charities union. By realising concrete projects, I helped rebuild and expand a regional network of organisations.
Lastly, I worked as funding officer for innovative projects at the IT company Prologue Group, and I gained an operational experience in the product management of a digital signature solution.
In May 2023, I joined the SILICON ALPS Cluster team as a project manager for Innovation & Technology and will be mainly responsible for the Area of Excellence RFID & wireless Internet of Things.