Heureka! opening ceremony

The Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA! has been officially opened in a ceremony at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Campus Hagenberg. There were a number of interesting talks and people from the industry, science and politics later gathered at the buffet. Please find below several pictures of the opening ceremony.

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Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA!

We are proud to announce that the Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA! a research laboratory at the FH-OÖ officially started today. The website can be found at and explains the mission and background of this lab, research plans and our partners. Josef Ressel-Centres are an equivalent to the well-known Christian Doppler laboratories, but specifically adjusted to aid the development of the Austrian Universities of Applied Scienes. They are funded partly by an industry consortium, partly by the FH-OÖ and partly by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

New team member

The HeuristicLab development team is proud to announce that Michael Kommenda joined today. He will reinforce the research group and study in the field of structure identification, working on some of the projects defined in the Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA!

Visiting PhD student

The HeuristicLab development team welcomes a visiting PhD student from the university of Riga, Latvia! Tatjana Lagzdina will stay here for the next three months investigating the application of robust optimization techniques to simulation-based optimization tasks.

HEUREKA! opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA! will take place at campus Hagenberg of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences (FH-OÖ). The event will start on October 23rd 2008 at 15:30. Following are the topics and speakers of the opening ceremoney. Welcome Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Witold Jacak, Dean FH-Campus Hagenberg Dr. Gerald Reisinger, CEO FH-OÖ Research in Upper Austria KommR Viktor Sigl, Minister of Economy, Labour, Youth, Education and European Affairs, Upper Austria R&D at Austria's Universities of Applied Sciences Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Norbert Vana, Member of the Fachhochschulrat Funding Programme Josef Ressel-Centres Dipl.-Ing. Theresia Vogel-Lahner, Structural Programmes, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) Josef Ressel-Centre Heureka! Prof. (FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Michael Affenzeller, Head Heureka! On the Importance of Metaheuristics for Science and Industry Prof. Dr. Enrique Alba, University of Málaga, Spain Buffet   For administrative reasons we beg you to register for the event until October 20th, 2008 with MMag. Martina Anzinger either by phone: +43 (0)7236 3888-1550 or e-mail:


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