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Borealis Innovation Award 2018 honouring the best diploma theses of TGM, school of technology Vienna

Markus Schopf, Borealis Open Innovation Manager, and the award winners

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This year for the twelfth time, the best and most innovative diploma theses from the fields of plastics and environmental technology were awarded at TGM, school of technology in Vienna, Austria. The award-winning works deal with the topics of sustainable packaging, germ-free medical devices and automation of industrial production processes and prove the newcomers’ innovative talent.

A clear commitment to engineering training

The Borealis Innovation Awards are a clear sign of the close cooperation between the industry and Austria's HTLs (schools for higher technical education). "As a leading international company in the plastics industry, Borealis is committed to ideas and innovations. We are therefore particularly pleased to be able to bring young talents from Austria's HTLs to the curtain with our award ", emphasises Alfred Stern, designated Borealis CEO and underlines the importance of technical training in Austria. ”Expertise is the foundation for success. According to our company philosophy, ‘keep discovering ' it is important to us not only to be knowledge-but also innovation leaders and to promote young technicians."

Borealis Innovation Award 2018 winners:

Diploma Thesis:Antimicrobial Polymers for Medical Products
Project team: Jasmine Bremser, Peter Graser
Business partner:  Innova Solutions GmbH

Nominees 2018:

Diploma thesis:  Biopolymers for Food Packaging Applications
Project team: Samantha Onderka, Katharina Schleinzer
Business Partner:Gabriel-Chemie GmbH
Diploma thesis:  Industry 4.0 - Next Generation Injection Moulding
Project team: Andreas Kenthol, Katharina Lechner
Business partner:  Wittmann-Battenfeld GmbH
Diploma thesis: Conversion of a novel Welding Process for Plastic Parts
Project team: Kevin Jurkivič und Jakob Reindl
Business Partner:Geberit GmbH & Co. KG

Borealis Social Fund promotes educational programmes in engineering 

TGM is one of several education-based initiatives,  social welfare organisations, and local projects that supported by Borealis. In order to increase the effectiveness of such financial assistance, and to ensure that sponsorship remains in alignment with the company’s own sustainability strategy, the Borealis Social Fund supports activities in three main areas: 

  •  Education and social integration 
  •  Water and sanitation measures (Water for the World™ programme) 
  •  Resource efficiency, and the avoidance of plastics waste in oceans and marine environments.

Photos of the award ceremony available for download here.

For further information about TGM visit https://www.tgm.ac.at/


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For further information please contact:

TGM:
Christopher Fischer
Department Administrator
tel.: +43 (0)1 33 126 - 557 (Vienna, Austria)
e-mail: cfischer@tgm.ac.at


Markus Schopf, Borealis Open Innovation Manager, and the award winners

Photo: © GFKT

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Markus Schopf, Borealis Open Innovation Manager, and the award winners f.l.t.r.: Peter Graser, Samantha Onderka, Andreas Kenthol, Katharina Schleinzer, Markus Schopf, Jakob Reindl, Jasmine Bremser, Katharina Lechner, Kevin Jurkovič
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Project team performing measurements in the chemistry lab f.l.t.r.: Jasmine Bremser, Peter Graser.
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Project team in the mechanical testing of biopolymer films f.l.t.r.: Katharina Schleinzer, Samantha Onderka
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Project team analyzing the machine setup f.l.t.r.: Andreas Kenthol, Katharina Lechner
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Project team involved in the 3D design of the new welding machine f.l.t.r.: Jakob Reindl, Kevin Jurkovič
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