Our areas

RTDS works in a wide range of areas with sustainability being the most common denominator.
Our focus on impact, brings your research and innovation project into context with European policy and society needs while still fulfilling the business goals of your company partners. Below you see our track record of recent years:

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BIOECONOMY

RTDS has its roots in the bio/circular economy and information technologies, bringing together innovative companies and researchers with the aim to be climate neutral by 2050. Increasing access to biomass to supply value chains remains an important EU initiative.

RTDS leads major projects in the bio/circular economy. We are a long-standing Associate Member of BIC – the private half of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) and are the only BBI project coordinator in Austria. 

REFERENCES: BIOVEXOAVANTSUSBINDSUSFERTTECH4EFFECT, PLAMORF, ARANGE, BioConSepT

ENERGY

Increasing energy production from renewable sources is essential to reduce global warming, as is managing demand and supply. Developing novel business models to enable this is essential.

Market penetration of renewables goes beyond enhancing the energy mix of biomass, solar, water and wind resources to include finding breakthroughs in energy capture, conversion, storage, recovery and distribution. 

REFERENCES: DryF, PeakAPP, ENTHALPY

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HEALTH & NUTRITION

Food, agriculture and public health are seamlessly interwoven in a global economy. Consumers are better informed and more conscious of the origin, safety and ecological footprint of everyday products.

Challenges include making food chains sustainable and products safe under the constraints of production costs and legislative compliance. Efficient funding and project implementation help reduce time to market for novel food production to fulfil consumer needs.  

REFERENCES: FNS-Cloud, AVANT, SOLNATIDE, SATIN, MonIQA, QuaLiFY, HealthBread, PERFORMANCE

Digital

All industries and sectors are challenged to embrace digitalisation and develop tools for business intelligence to improve productivity and seamless value chains. Digitising sectors can reinvent and transform business models.

RTDS designs and integrates digital business models into almost every project. Social media channels are used to connect stakeholders and partners to disseminate results and accelerate results.

REFERENCES: TECH4EFFECT, PEAKapp

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MATERIALS

As the global population expands and pressure is exerted on existing resources, it is essential that materials and their by-products are sourced and utilised sustainably to increase material life-cycles. 

Functional materials to increase food shelf-life, plant-based adhesives to improve indoor air quality, or wood-based composites for vehicles. Sustainable materials for novel applications are vital to reduce the energy footprint and resource exploitation of our society.

REFERENCES: SUSBIND, BioConSepT

INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

The multiple effects of COVID-19 have highlighted the urgent need to continue to work towards the idea of inclusive societies, addressing inequalities and economic recovery post-Corona. 

With ever-widening global income gaps and new geopolitical borders forged in the first decade of the Millennium, the ideals of fairness and reflectiveness in Europe remain critical. An inclusive, innovative and sustainable Europe for the younger generation is indisputable.

references: SOLNATIDE, FNS-Cloud, PEAKapp, MoniQA, MedResin, BOMOSA

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