Archive for April, 2010

Moving the Future – in Graz.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I’m becoming a big e-mobility fan. This week I was at the e-mobility conference in Graz. At the conference different presentations on concepts and products for and of the automotive industry were given. The conference gave a good inside into the problems we are facing the future and what we can expect.

n this context also Austria’s largest mobile network operator, mobilkom Austria, announced the launch of electricity power stations, that are built into “old-school” telefon phone, in order to recharge e-bikes.

Cloudy, Ash-Cloudy.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

After a 32 Hour road trip, I’m save home today. The Ash-Cloud over Europe made it not possible to travel by plan back to Vienna. Therefore I look into several options, such as hiring a Car (2500 EUR for 22 hours), buying a bus ticket to Munich or trying to get a train ticket. But as everybody wanted to leave Spain, this was nearly impossible – nearly. In the end, I got a seat on a bus to Budapest and we drove 32 hours home from Madrid to Vienna. The tour actually was very nice, like having stops in Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Monaco, Geneva, Milano, Trieste, Venezia… ;-) Yeah, I know. It sounds great. But just passing by these cities in a bus, with just some 10-minutes-bio-breaks, is not great fun. In the end I was really very very happy to arrive in Vienna.

MICINN & Madrid

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I’m currently spending 4 days in Madrid, attending the campus Party at Caja Magica. After winning already several prizes with our (Andreas Jakl & Mine) mobile e-Health Application “MobileDoc”, we have been invited to demonstrate the system at the Innovation Stage. Again, the Jury found our concept and our implementation very promising, thus we have been awarded with the innovation prize of the MICINN (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) of Spain. During the award ceremony I also got to know Klaus Pendl, who is responsible for the EU Project Funding, as well as Nelly Kores, EU’s Vice President for ICT.