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The New Design University’s cooperation with industry is a matter of special importance to the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce and its Business Development Institute (WIFI NÖ). Creative potential is becoming an increasingly crucial location factor. Thirty years ago, no one would have thought that our creative industry alone would create thousands of jobs in the years to come. We can expect this sector to become an increasingly important job generator in Austria. At the New Design University we train those driving forces that our creative industry will need tomorrow, but this development is still at the beginning of a very long journey. In the competition for the best thinkers, the best ideas, and the best technologies we will only hold our own if we enable and encourage ideal conditions for science and business and synergies. To do so, we require universities and scientific facilities; transdisciplinary sites for joint processes of working and thinking, joint learning and joint creativity. For the Chamber of Commerce and WIFI NÖ, the NDU is an investment in the future of Lower Austria and Europe.



Prof. Mag. Josef Kolarz-Lakenbacher (Chair)

Mag. Andreas Hartl

o.Univ.Prof. iR. Mag. Dr. Angelika Plank, MA

Ing. Mag. Friedrich Blaha

Assoc-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Azra Korjenic



BR KommR. Sonja Zwazl, President of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Franz Wiedersich, Director of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce


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