Knowledge Transfer, Applied Research, AGES Academy

The Department of Knowledge Transfer, Applied Research, AGES Academy (WIF) supports the researchers of AGES in their work and is itself a project partner in national and international research co-operation and knowledge transfer projects. WIF coordinates the transfer activities of AGES and carries out the tasks of AGES as an education and training institution.

 

 

Activities & Management

Portrait of DI Mag. DDr.Alois Leidwein

Head of Division

DI Mag. DDr. Alois Leidwein
Phone: +43 50 555-34853
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien



Portrait of DI Mag. DDr.Alois Leidwein

Head of Division

DI Mag. DDr. Alois Leidwein
Phone: +43 50 555-34853
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien



Activities

  • Coordination of research, development and knowledge transfer activities across all relevant business areas and areas of expertise of AGES
  • Adaptation of strategic guidelines, the framework for the AGES research and development projects and the programme of measures for the acquisition of projects
  • Research service (professional handling and documentation of research, development and knowledge transfer projects, quality assurance measures)
  • Support for personnel development for research and development projects and transfer of knowledge
  • Preparation of annual research reports, marketing of research results
  • Project acquisition and, if necessary, management of AGES-encompassing knowledge transfer projects
  • Support for the research co-operation in national and international research networks
  • Representation of AGES interests with regard to integration
  • Promoting AGES-specific topics in national and European programmes and calls for proposals, professional and strategic lobbying for projects

AGES Academy

Head

Dr. Friedrich Polesny
Phone: +43 50 555-33000
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien



Head

Dr. Friedrich Polesny
Phone: +43 50 555-33000
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien



Focus

  • Organisation and support of events, conferences, courses, education, further education and further training activities and programmes
  • Assistance for delegations in all AGES topics in coordination with AGES experts and Federal Offices
  • Participation in research and knowledge transfer activities

AGES Academy references in training and advanced vocational training

  • Food inspectors (Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act training and advanced vocational training regulation)
  • Public health officers
  • Public veterinary officers (“Physikatskurs”)
  • Information activities as part of rural development
  • Expertise in plant protection products (Plant Protection Act)
  • Certified according to ISO 9001 (since 2010)
  • Ö-Cert Quality provider for adult training (since 2014)
  • Acknowledged training provider for the Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (since 2015)

Research

Research and Experimental Development at AGES

Research and Experimental Development at AGES

Research at AGES is applied research. The research focus and experimental development (R&D) are centred on creating new knowledge from existing know-how, through studies and assessments, for instance, but also through analysis and the development of methods, for example.

International

International Cooperation

AGES is partner in bilateral European and international knowledge transfer projects (capacity building and consulting) and/or organises them.
Capacity building pojects are provided and organised for authorities, public institutions, quasi public institutions and associations as part of international cooperation programmes, such as Twinning, EuropeAid, European Neighbourhood Policy, Austrian Development Agency and GIZ.

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