RFID technology as an enabler for future living

Over 25 years ago contactless technology started to conquer the world. Did you know that 3 out of 4 people use contactless RFID technology from Styria every single day?
For example, have you ever wondered how shop owners create more streamlined inventory processes, knowing immediately if they have your t-shirt size in stock? Or how contactless payments are providing customers with an improved in-store experience? How the RFID-enabled gate in your skiing area allows you to board the cable car?
Join us for this session to discover how RFID surrounds us in our everyday lives, powered by local companies. Get a glimpse into the future and experience how contactless will continue to improve our lives by offering more convenience, efficiency and safety.



  • 11:00 – 11:20

How technology from Styria powers contactless applications around the globe - Christoph Zwahlen- NXP

  • 11:20 – 11:40

Film premier – „South of Austria Home of RFID - History of the unique RFID leadership region success-story“

  • 11:40 – 12:00

Experts talk with film participants:

Roland Koo (founder of Mikron Gmbh, Business Angel), Hubert Watzinger (Development Manager RF Systems, NXP), Josef Preishuber-Pfluegl (CTO CISC GmbH)

  • 12:00 – 12:10

RFID Hot Spot Austria – Overview of the regional RFID/NFC Eco System , Dominik Berger (Managing Director, 2be1 Consulting)

  • 12:10 – 12:15

Reach³|Contacts³ Fun³ Community³ | The Interactive Community Game
Dominik Berger and Matthias Weitlaner (erfideo GmbH)

  • 12:15 – 12:30

Future trends of digital RFID tickets, physical and mobile. Philip Hoyer; HID Global - senior technical leader of the Events and Mobility Solutions & Alfred Binder; Cilab - CEO

  • 12:30 – 12:45

RFID - Research Innovation South of Austria - Scientific pitches

ANITAS Josef Preishuber-Pflügl

DeSSnet Jasmin Grosinger

UHF-STATION in High Precise Sport Timing Applications Helmut Wöllik 

SCOTT Michael Karner

SensSemicon Christina Hirschl

ZUSE Hubert Zangl

  • 12:45 - 13:00: Visit to research Project booths


Josef Preishuber-Pflügl

EVP, CTO and business manager RFID+NFC of CISC Semiconductor

Christoph Zwahlen

Global Marketing Manager for Access Management at NXP Semiconductors

Dominik Berger

Entrepreneur, Innovator, Consultant and Trainer

Helmut Wöllik

Professor at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Christina Hirschl

Area manager at CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG

Philip Hoyer

Senior technical leader HID Global

Michael Karner

Lead Researcher for Embedded Systems at VIRTUAL VEHICLE

Hubert Zangl  

Full professor chairing Sensors and Actuators at Universitaet Klagenfurt

Jasmin Grosinger 

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering

Hubert Watzinger 

Senior Technical leadership at NXP

Roland Koo

Founder of Mikron Gmbh, Business Angel

Matthias Weitlaner

CEO erfideo GmbH


Christian Philipp
Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH
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