A new high-tech research center for "intelligent sensor systems" is slated to open this fall in Villach. R&D activities in these complex systems - which take in information, process calculated (gewonnene??) data and monitor themselves - will encompass automotive, process and environmental technologies. The goal of the Carinthian Tech Research (CTR) facility is to strengthen the competitiveness of small industrial operations who lack the resources for their own R&D departments. In addition to assignments from within Austria, CTR anticipates working with entities from Slovenia, Italy and Germany.

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