Awarding of the nomination to bionic surface technologies: Klaus Thürriedl (ACA President), Peter Leitl (bionic surface technologies), Florian Altendorfer (bionic surface technologies), Vito Wyprächtiger (Air Race Team Besenyei) and department head Christian Schönbauer (ministry of science, research and economy)
Every two years the State Prize for Consulting is awarded by the Austrian Consultants Association (ACA) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics. The award recognizes Austrian engineering consulting in diverse disciplines. The awarding of the State Prize aims to highlight the broad field of innovative and exportable engineering services and to increasingly draw attention to the economic significance of consulting engineering.
Out of a high number of applications, five companies from different categories are nominated. In the end, one company is awarded the State Prize for Consulting. Both the State Prize, as well as the nominations are endowed with prize money.
bionic surface technologies has been nominated this year for the category “research and new technologies”. The submitted project entitled “Design and construction of the fastest and most efficient aircraft in the race Red Bull Air Race through the use of computational fluid dynamics and nanotechnology” dealt with the optimization of the racing aircraft of Peter Besenyei. For details on the project can be found here.
The award ceremony took place on 20th of November 2015 in Vienna. Bionic Surface Technologies congratulates all nominees and the State Prize winner 2015 VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH with the project “Botlekbrücke – the largest vertical lift bridge in the world”.