smart regions

Floods: Education, awareness, action!

Extreme weather and flooding are on the rise. Susanne Karr talks to Düsseldorf architect Jan Hinnerk Meyer about his concept for a flood competence center and what needs to be done now.

Laufen: From Gmunden out into the world

Laufen's ceramic kiln was fired with gas for four decades. This is now over: After four years of development, the Gmunden production facility is being converted to an electric tunnel kiln.

Ideology is a bad advisor

Ideologies are guiding principles that have become outdated and are in urgent need of an overhaul. Especially in a time of high dynamics and uncertainty, politics is increasingly becoming a pure game of strategy: If you move, you lose.

Save the Grüner Veltliner!

Artificial intelligence's ability to process large amounts of data, learn from patterns and make predictions opens up new opportunities - not only - in the energy transition.

Entrepreneurial chances in the Emirates

Over the past 5 decades, the Emirates grew to become the fourth largest economy in the Middle East. As a desert state, the federation is dependent on products and know-how from abroad.