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Press release

10/24/2014 - Miscellaneous

Kapsch Award 2014 for the best master’s theses at FH Technikum Wien

Vienna, October 24, 2014 – Austrian technology company Kapsch has awarded prizes for the best master’s theses at the Fachhochschule Technikum Wien (University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien) for the seventh time in a row. The Kapsch Award 2014 was bestowed yesterday on six students in recognition of the high quality of their work and their outstanding achievements. In addition to the award, the winners each received prize money of EUR 2,000.

The Kapsch Award is intended to provide incentive for young people to pursue technical studies. Rudolf Bernscherer, Head of Human Resources of the Kapsch Group, sees excellent career opportunities here: “Well-educated graduates in technical fields are in demand as never before. Companies in technical fields urgently need competent young talent in order to remain competitive.”

“The building blocks for later careers are laid during university studies. We are therefore especially pleased when the achievements of our students are honored with the Kapsch Award,” said Gabriele Költringer, managing director of Technikum Wien GmbH. The requirements for students to apply for the Kapsch Award are completion of the final year of studies, the master’s examination, and the master’s thesis with honors and having completed their studies within the time allotted for their particular field of study. An FH Technikum Wien jury selects the best master’s theses for the Kapsch Award.

The winners and their master’s theses
Author’s name Thesis title
Dominik Widhalm, MSc Bridging the Gap between AGENtiX and JAZZ
Michael Schachinger, MSc Lokale Stromvermarktungsstrategie für integrierte eneuerbare Energie anhand einer Fallstudie im Pendlergebiet Weinviertel
[Local electricity marketing strategy for integrated renewable energy based on a case study in the Weinviertel commuter area]
Ing. Christoph Heinzel, BSc, MSc Anforderungsanalyse an Feldgeräte in der Energieauflagenautomatisierung
[Analysis of the requirements for field equipment in the automation of energy regulations]
Ing. Jacqueline Dastl, MSc Finite Elemente Modellierung eines Tennisschlägers
[Finite elements modeling of a tennis racket]
Dominik Windhab, MSc Datenmodellierung betrieblicher Optimierungsprobleme mit Ontologien zur Anwendung von Metaheuristiken
[Data modeling of operational optimization problems using ontologies for the application of meta-heuristics]
David Pertiller, MMSc Gamification von therapeutischen Ansätzen zum Elterntraining mit verhaltensauffälligen Kindern
[Gamification of therapeutic approaches to parent training with children having behavioral problems] /
Geschäftsdaten-Visualisierung von Business-Projekten
[Business data visualisation of business projects]
(Note: two studies completed in one year)
Picture: Kapsch Award 2014 for the best master’s theses at FH Technikum Wien (from left to right):
FH-Prof. DI Christian Kollmitzer, Vice Rector of FH Technikum Wien, with award winners Dominik Windhab MSc, Ing. Christoph Heinzel BSc MSc, Ing. Jacqueline Dastl MSc, David Pertiller MMSc, Dominik Widhalm MSc and Michael Schachinger MSc as well as Mag. Rudolf Bernscherer, Head of Human Resources Kapsch Group;
Photo rights: Moni Fellner


Kapsch is one of Austria’s most successful technology corporations to specialize in the future-oriented market segments of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and information and communications technology (ICT). Kapsch is organized as a group of companies with the key entities Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch CarrierCom, and Kapsch BusinessCom. As a family-owned company headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch has been dedicated to the continuous development and implementation of new technologies for the benefit of its customers since 1892. With a wide range of innovative solutions and services, Kapsch makes a valuable contribution toward responsible approaches to a mobile and networked world. The companies of the Kapsch Group employ more than 5,500 people at subsidiaries and branch offices around the world. Kapsch. Always one step ahead.



Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1700