Evaluation mastered

SCCH remains on course for success

Lighthouse for Data and Software Science

The experts convinced the international jury of experts with past and planned research topics in the field of data and software science. With around 70 researchers, SCCH has developed into an internationally recognised research centre. Cooperation with 21 renowned research institutions such as Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology or Czech Technical University in Prague already exists, but leading companies such as ENGEL AUSTRIA, Fronius International, Plasser & Theurer or KEBA AG are also among SCCH's 31 COMET partners. Further international cooperation is planned for the new funding period. "The latest research results from universities in the field of artificial intelligence are being used in the field of data and software science for emerging industry needs such as development productivity and software security. "Data Science" at SCCH includes data-driven modeling for data-intensive applications such as fault diagnosis, quality control, predictive maintenance and process optimization. "Software Science" at SCCH covers software design, software engineering and software analytics for software maintenance and development," says Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa, CSO of SCCH. A new focus at SCCH is "Secure Software Analytics (SSA)". The focus is on more secure code, the correct transition from secure software architectures to code and monitoring the security features of the software.

Prof. Dr. A Min Tjoa (CSO) and Dr. Klaus Pirklbauer (CEO) are glad about the results of the evaluation.

Research cooperation between science and industry

COMET stands for "Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies". This funding programme of the FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft) is intended to strengthen long-term research cooperation between science and industry. JKU, UAR and the association of partner companies are the owners of SCCH. "We were able to earn 20.4 million for the second funding period over the next four years - an increase of almost 11 percent," says Dr. Klaus Pirklbauer, CEO of SCCH.

Firmly anchored in the innovation network

"As a COMET K1 center, the Software Competence Center Hagenberg had to face a very demanding review and was able to successfully assert itself in the process. The positive result is a confirmation of SCCH's research work, which is closely oriented to the economy and industry. SCCH is a major player in the UAR Innovation Network. We are delighted with the centre," explains DI Dr. Wilfried Enzenhofer, MBA, Managing Director of Upper Austrian Research GmbH (UAR), the research management company of Upper Austria, which is responsible for the COMET programme in the Austrian federal states.

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