Goals & Challenges

Innovation in light

Goal

The product which we are searching for shall bring a better energy performance for light sources and shall be significantly better than the old ones (e.g. switching rates). The common procurement shall offset the additional risks and costs for the lighting test street, legal advices by using an innovative tender procedure. By using more efficient lightening systems it is planned to reduce the energy consumption between 10 and 12 per cent compared to the old “state of the art” products

Challenge

Airports face an extremely high need of illumination, which can‘t be reduced due to security reasons. It is thus crucial to find ways of maintaining the level of illumination while reducing the energy consumption as well as a low switching rate. At the moment, fluorescent tubes seem to be the most preferable alternative. However, the current market of high efficient fluorescent tubes and other new technologies in lightening (LED and others) is often not very transparent for procurers. Many suppliers offer different systems but most of the public procurers are sceptical about these offers. The main problem of widespread fluorescent tube systems is the installation costs. Nobody wants to change luminaries except within the context of a total reconstruction. So it has to be a solution where you just have to change the tubes into the same installation as before. The new product combines all these advantages and could create a new standard on the Internal Market or at least change the way public sector uses public applications

Innovation in furniture

Goal

  • to offer a functional and modern environment for public employees
  • to join communication and concentration at the working place by focusing on optimized acoustic office furniture
  • growth of the output, motivation and the health of all employees
  • increase of the customer satisfaction in public areas of the Ministry of Finance
  • find the furniture system of the future, which is affordable for the public sector

Challenge

The increasing need for flexibility, efficiency and fast communication at work led to an increase in new designed office spaces in the last years. Nowadays, it is common for a bigger group of people to share an office with one another. This inevitably leads to an increase in the general noise level. Working in such an environment on a daily basis can become annoying and stressful. A high noise level negatively influences the employees’ ability to focus and can even affect their health.

This problem does not only concern private enterprises. Public authorities have to provide a lot of office working stations. Moreover the design of the workplace is an emotional and motivational aspect too. Therefore public administration has to offer functional and modern environment for public employees. Furthermore this encourages home-office solutions as well as other forms of modern office collaboration and communication. As public authorities want to lower their reconstruction and adaption costs for offices, group offices are a good solution because of their flexibility.

Therefore furniture industries are working on noise-reducing furniture solutions, especially for group offices.

Bundesbeschaffung GmbH
Hansel
Airport Linz
Austrian Institute of Technology
Bundesministerium für Finanzen
European Commission
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