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Sharkskin technology in Steyrergasse Bionic surface technologies opens new office

Graz, April 7th 2016. The engineers at bionic surface technologies are specialists in the field of surface research and flow simulation. The company, founded in 2009 by the two TU Graz graduates Peter Leitl and Andreas Flanschger, has outgrown its infancy with which it was founded in Science Park Graz. Due to the growing number of projects, numerous Europe-wide research collaborations and the number of employees, that has now increased to thirteen, the search for a new office became necessary. They finally found what they were looking for in Steyrergasse, on the corner of Münzgrabenstraße, a former bank branch. 


f.l.t.r.: Dr. Andreas Marn, Mag. Siegfried Nagl, DI DI Peter Leitl, Dr. Andreas Flanschger, Mag. Viktor Larissegger and Mag. Bernhard Weber (Photo: bionic surface technologies)

„The location is not only characterized by its proximity to the TU Graz and the city center, but also by the equipment with a vault in the basement.“

Dr. Andreas Flanschger
CEO, bionic surface technologies


„We can reduce the flow resistance of airplanes, cars, as well as numerous sports and industrial applications by up to 8% with the help of our self-developed and patented calculation algorithm. Milliseconds often decide in sport and aviation – the increased efficiency brings the decisive advantage to our customers.” 

Dipl-Ing Dipl-Ing Peter Leitl
CEO/CTO, bionic surface technologies 


Numerous invited guests experienced the shark skin effect at the opening of the new office, including Mayor Sigfried Nagl, Science Park managing director Bernhard Weber, WKO regional office manager Viktor Larissegger and TU Graz professor Dr. Andreas Marn.

The shark skin effect can be seen by everyone at the Red Bull Airrace in Spielberg on April 24th. In the meantime, five pilots trust the aerodynamic know-how from Graz. 

Riblets on the wing of a Red Bull Air Race plane. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool)