In the project, the feasibility of a digital central database was examined. In such a database, data on the exposure to hazardous working materials for employees in Austria should be recorded and stored for a period of 40 years. The main focus was on social data and chemical or physical data on workplace exposure and not on medical data such as findings from suitability and follow-up examinations of workers.




In this project, teaching materials on the subject of electro mobility were developed for pupils and young people between 13 to 14.

One aspect of the reliability of contractors has so far been given too little consideration in (public) tenders: the ability of the contractor to provide the service even in during a crisis or disaster. In the course of the project Providentia, a catalog of measures is being developed for (public) contracting authorities with which they can ensure security of supply even in the event of crises and disasters.

In the SINNergyTRANS project, detailed methodological profiles are developed for creating, accompanying and evaluating social innovations for the transformation of the energy system.

LINK is a very interdisciplinary project and links between arts, social- and natural-sciences as well as between science and society. A central role is the communication and collaborative working of all involved actors to raise consciousness of the principles of sustainability within society.

In the Kids4Wearables project, fashion is a general area of ​​interest for children and adolescents and is the starting point for the innovation theme Wearables. Wearables are technologies that are usually worn around the body (such as heart rate monitors, smartwatches, but also technologies that help people with a disability in their own autonomy).

The study explores the question of how technical training can become more attractive for young women and diverse young people.

IFZ accompanies the first smart meter rollout of the company "Energienetze Steiermark" (provider of the styrian electricity grid) in a socioscientific way with the help of interviews and focus groups, in order to determine the concerns of the customers and to make recommendations for a socially acceptable introduction of smart meters.

The main aim of CHANGE – which is coordinated by IFZ – is to support research performing organisations (RPOs) to design and implement gender equality plans.

The project develops a basis for a regional, autonomous and robust energy cell that ensures a sufficient auxiliary (power) supply in case of failures in the transmission grid, caused by a blackout or a regional extreme weather condition.