AUSTRIA'S LARGEST RESEARCH CLEANROOM - A MILESTONE FOR VILLACH AS A RESEARCH LOCATION
Over the past decades, Villach has increasingly developed into a hub for technology and research, taking another step towards the future. The upcoming opening of Austria's largest research cleanroom in the autumn of 2023 at the tpv Technology Park Villach promises to elevate the region's innovative potential to a new level.
VILLACH SETS NEW STANDARDS IN RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
The Technology Park Villach, which already houses numerous companies and research institutions, is undergoing an impressive expansion. As part of the construction of the second building of the High Tech Campus Villach (HTCV) at tpv, not only are 3,000 square meters of new office and laboratory space being created, but also the largest research cleanroom in the country, spanning an area of 1,100 square meters. The primary tenant of the building, which received an infrastructure investment of 17.5 million euros, is the domestic cutting-edge research center for electronics-based systems, Silicon Austria Labs (SAL).
The building was ceremoniously handed over to the primary tenant in June 2022. The new cleanroom is set to be officially opened in October 2023. It will not only revolutionize research possibilities in Austria but also gain international recognition. This state-of-the-art cleanroom is equipped with the latest generation research equipment for microfabrication and prototyping, enabling both the production of chips in small series and research with cutting-edge equipment for micro- and nanoelectronics.
VILLACH AS AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH LOCATION
With advanced facilities like this, Villach remains a magnet for highly qualified researchers who can develop innovative solutions for today's and tomorrow's technological challenges. The city of Villach already hosts renowned corporate research institutions like KAI and the Imerys Research Center, as well as Austria's most research-intensive company, Infineon Technology Austria, all of which play significant roles in the domestic innovation scene. The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach also acts as a valued research partner for companies and an innovation driver, while the Primatology Research Center at Landskron's Affenberg makes a unique contribution to Carinthia's diverse research landscape. Billion-dollar investments in the high-tech sector and a growing number of skilled professionals underscore the city's importance as a breeding ground for innovative ideas.
The opening of the research cleanroom thus marks an important milestone for Villach as a recognized high-tech city and solidifies its position as a key research location in Austria and beyond. However, this step is just a part of the city's comprehensive commitment to innovation and cutting-edge research. Over the next five years, a total of 200 million euros will be invested in the expansion of the high-tech cluster around the Technology Park Villach to further propel Villach as a leading innovation hub.