TÜV AUSTRIA Opens Vienna’s Newest Testing and Research Cluster
- Created by Michael Thomas, Andreas Wanda
From Digital Materials Testing to Cyber Security
With branches in more than 20 countries, Austria’s largest testing, inspection and certification service provider long ago developed into a full-service IT security provider, with IT & data security alone accounting for ten percent of total sales. TÜV AUSTRIA’s Technology & Innovation Center is its starting point for solutions and products required by the connected, digitalized market.
Technical Safety & Security 4.0
TÜV AUSTRIA intends to further expand its competencies with the new Safe Secure System Lab, or “S3 Lab”. TÜV AUSTRIA CEO Stefan Haas: “At our Safe Secure System Lab, we address challenges related to safety and security in the B2C, automotive and industrial sectors. The interconnectedness involved has social and economic significance. Our planning for the Technology & Innovation Center takes that increasing awareness of safety and security matters into account.”
The group of companies is making use of forward-looking concepts to drive digital transformation. These range from the web platform TÜV AUSTRIA Inspection Manager (an online application that makes visible at the click of a mouse all the important facts about a plant, a production line, a building or an entire municipality, including the necessary testing and inspection obligations) to robotics and artificial intelligence.
Safety 360° – An Impressive Panorama
In addition to ongoing expansion of the S3 Lab at the Technology & Innovation Center, an expanded automotive division is being created that focuses on electromobility and automated driving. The unit has its own practice grounds used in practical basic and further training in fire safety. New laboratory space is to further boost the Austrian testing, inspection and certification service provider’s innovative strength.
More Inside: From Development to Market Launch at the Safe Secure System Lab
At its Technology & Innovation Center, TÜV AUSTRIA provides support for product manufacturers, developers, integrators and operators, Stefan Haas, CEO of TÜV AUSTRIA, noted.
Safe Secure System Lab (S3 Lab), EMC facility, competence center for e-mobility and materials technology, product safety, state-of-the-art workplace environment. Not only customers benefit from the Technology & Innovation Center, but also our partners from research & development cooperations, such as TU Vienna, with which TÜV AUSTRIA operates its own Technical Experimentation and Research Association (TVFA).