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December 2020 - EDISON award in GOLD for sendance

The SoMaP spin-off company sendance has been awarded the prestigious EDISON award in GOLD for the best high-tech innovation in Upper Austria.
This came as a pleasant surprise, as we had to pitch in fornt of a high-class jury against a really hard competition.




November 2020 - Innovation Award Upper Austria 2020 in the category "Scientific Institutes".

Melanie Baumgartner, Florian Hartmann, Martin Kaltenbrunner and the entire SoMaP Team have been awarded with the 4000,- prize for their work on "Resilient yet entirely degradable biogels for soft robots and electronics", opens an external URL in a new window.



March 2018 - Poster Award for Florian Hartmann at the International Winterschool on Bioelectronics (BioEl 2018).

In his poster, Florian presents a group of biodegradable elastomers that are used as a platform for transient electronics and degradable robots.


The IEEE DEIS Fellowship Award of $5000 is annually awarded to further graduate education in the areas of electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena,  Florian was selected for the topic "Dielectric Separators for a New Generation of Stretchable Batteries".


High distinction for Martin Kaltenbrunner : he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council with a funding of 1,5 million Euro.

May 2017 - Houska
Recognition Award for the team of Reinhard Schwödiauer

Paper sensors for wood, hygiene and medical systems - A project with partners from the Wood K-Plus (Dr. Uwe Müller) und SCIO-Holding GmbH (DI Franz Padinger) was awarded with the Houska Recognition Award of the B&C Industrie Holding , opens an external URL in a new window. Printed paper sensors are designed to fit directly in between a wood glue joint to monitor the curing of water-based adhesives in the course of the drying and crosslinking process.


© Christina Anzenberger-Fink, Houska Preis-Verleihung 2017
November 2016 - Melanie Baumgartner is award winner of the Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation

Melanie Baumgartner was awarded with an award of the Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation , opens an external URL in a new windowfor her master thesis on "bio-degradable organic electronics".


© 2015-2018 Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung

Siegfried Bauer talks about thinking outside the box and “old guys” on SCILOG

The fellowship is awarded to IEEE DEIS members pursuing graduate research in the area of insulating materials. Robert is one of the doctoral students worldwide who received the award for his research topic "Dielectric Elastomers for Energy Harvesting in Aqueous Environment".


October 2016 - Melanie Baumgartner is the recipient of VDI award

Melanie Baumgartner was awarded by the VDI, opens an external URL in a new window (Association of German Engineers) for her master thesis on "bio-degradable organic electronics".


© Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, Bezirksverein München, Ober- und Niederbayern e.V
February 2016 - The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, (ORF) highlights our work on the Lego ensile tester
© APA/Gerald Kettlgruber/Richard Moser

January 2016 - Siegfried Bauer was appointed an IEEE Fellow, opens an external URL in a new window for his "contributions to the understanding and application of electroactive polymer dielectrics".

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.


December 2015 - IEEE Access Best Multimedia Contest Winner 2015