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The research group ECODESIGN

As a research group of the department for engineering design and product development we have been working in the field of ECODESIGN in a national and international context since 1996. The main focus of our work lies in the development of ECODESIGN tools (see QUICK LINKS on the right side) and their implementation in cooperation with companies. Additionaly we provide academic teaching and workshops related to ECODESIGN.

Our research interests range from raising awareness, the development of environmental assessment methods, product improvements to environmental communication methods.

The long standing project experience and the established contacts to various project partners enable us to participate in various national and international funding programs. In addition to our Team we have a pool of motivated students interested in researching ECODESIGN questions within the scope of a diploma or PhD thesis.


Dienstag, 2020-08-04

Kreislaufwirtschaft umsetzen – gemeinsam mit der TU Wien als Forschungspartner

Die Forschungsgruppe Ecodesign ist zurzeit auf der Suche nach Partnern aus der Industrie für gemeinsame Forschungsprojekte zur Umsetzung der Potenziale der Kreislaufwirtschaft. Wenn Sie Interessiert daran sind mit uns gemeinsam an neuen...


Donnerstag, 2020-05-07

Lehrunterlagen des Projekts AbBau stehen ab sofort zum Download bereit!

Wir freuen uns die im Rahmen des Projekts AbBau erstellten Unterlagen unter diesem Link zur Verfügung stellen zu können.

Die Unterlagen richten sich an Lehrende und SchülerInnen von HTLs im Baubereich und sind zur fächerübergreifenden...


Current research projects

CircularStart - Circular Start into Business (since 2019)

Goal: Support incubators and consultants to integrate in sustainability aspects in their trainings for start-ups

Smart Zero Waste Dispenser (since 2019)

Goal: Developing a dispenser system for grocery businesses 

Adaptation of the KATCH_e Webtools (since 2019)

Goal: Methodological and content-related Adaptation of the KATCH_e Webtools to meet the needs of the packaging sector

Current courses

307.438 Engineering Design and Development of New Products

Subject of the course: Starting with clarifying the tasks, developing the functional structure to concept design and detailed design the different stages of product development are presented in this exercise. The focus is on the early stages of product development.

307.439 Product Development, Innovation and Ecodesign

Subject of the course: Using examples from industry the application of the methods and techniques will be demonstrated. Additionally real product developments tasks aiming at new solutions for a given problem have to be solved during that course.