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applied computer science & bionics

The Technology Campus Freyung (TCF) is a research facility of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Here, marketable optimized products, processes and services are created through application-oriented research. The TCF cooperates with partners from industry and develops for companies.

about the Technology Campus Freyung



The vision behind the regionalisation of the university is to develop the Bavarian Forest region into a technology region. Close cooperation between industry and the university is at the forefront.

The concept "Technology Region Bavarian Forest - Technology Transfer Centers of the University" is based on the support of the Ministry of Science and the partner municipalities and was awarded the Bavarian Founder Prize in 2010.



  • Research and development cooperations - Higher education economy
  • Contract research and development for companies, in particular also SMEs
  • Research within the framework of public funding programmes
  • Development of innovative technologies, products and ideas
  • Individual project or cooperation in clusters
  • Studies within the framework of university projects
  • Innovation workshops and innovation management
  • technology scouting
  • funding screening
  • Use of campus laboratories
  • Patent and inventor advice
  • Start-up consulting for technology-oriented companies




The bionics working group has two main research areas: Bionics as a method for product optimization and innovation and functional surfaces.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Martin Aust (head of the bionics working group)

bionics & innovation

  •     Research: Analysis and further development of the bionics process
  •     Bionics inspires companies: Successful knowledge transfer from research to application
  •     Advice on the use of bionics in companies
  •     Bionics innovation workshops, also for SMEs
  •     doctrine
  •     Academic Continuing Education: Summer Academy Bionics
  •     Network: Cluster Bayonik
  •     Promoting young talent: Cooperation with schools
  •     teacher trainings

our cooperation partners:

  •     Business Upper Austria - Business Agency Upper Austria
  •     Province of Upper Austria
  •     ITG - Innovation Service for Salzburg
  •     Province of Salzburg
  •     Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V. (Educational Institute of the Bavarian Economy)

completed projects:

  •     Bayonik Cluster - Bionics Network Bavaria, HTO Funding (2009-2012)
  •     Bavarian-French Cooperation "Bionics and Innovation", Cooperation Partner, Centre Francilien de l'Innovation, Paris, BFHZ (2013)
  •     Functional surfaces through self-organization (FOSorg), cooperation partner: Parat GmbH & Co. KG, Bavarian New Materials Program, Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Media, Energy and Technology, (2013-2016)
  •     ImB - Innovative with bionics, cooperation partner: ITG - Innovation Service for Salzburg, Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbH, Interreg Bayern-Österreich, EFRE (2013-2015)
  •     Be Bio-inspired - career opportunities through bionics, program: National Pact for Women in MINT Occupations, Bavarian Ministry of Science, Education and the Arts (2013-2014)
  •     BIG - Bio-inspired Generation, International Cooperation in Education Research with Partners from Central and South Eastern Europe, BMBF (2016-2017)
  •     ILBiTZ - Innovative solutions through bionics in the transnational interaction of business and science, Interreg Austria-Bavaria, EFRE (2016-2019)

functional surfaces - technology research:

  •     Functionalities of surfaces: Easy cleaning, self-cleaning, scratch resistance, antibacterial surfaces, anti-fogging coatings and corrosion protection
  •     Modification of material compositions to this end (e.g. for plastic products)
  •     Production of functional paints on a smaller scale

functional surfaces - service:

  •     Surface analysis: infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), contact angle measurement, SEM and light microscopy
  •     Material analysis: Tomography, mechanical testing and thermal testing (e.g. DSC)



  •     Within the network Cluster Bayonik
  •     Networking at state, federal and EU level
  •     Cooperation in the field of bionic lightweight construction with FH Landshut
  •     Cooperation in the field of renewable raw materials with Bio-Campus Straubing




performance spectrum:

  • Software Defined Radio - Signal and Data Analysis
  • Virtualisation and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  • Software-intensive systems
  • IoT - Embedded Sensors and Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing
  • Intelligent mobility
  • UAS and Remote Sensing
  • Intelligent energy systems



  • High frequency measuring station
  • EMV tablet for preliminary investigations
  • thermography measuring station
  • temperature cabinet
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • 3D printing (FDM)
  • SMD assembly

completed projects:

  •     iGATES - Intelligent Gateway for Subnet Simulation of the New Vehicle Electrical System Architecture in Automobiles, funded as ZIM Cooperation Project: b-plus GmbH (2013-2015)
  •     HiS-Switch - Development of an onboard switch for automotive Ethernet networks, funded as ZIM cooperation project: b-plus GmbH (2014-2016)
  •     FraLa/iLEM - Development of a framework for charging stations, funded as luK project (2013-2015)
  •     IntLaTech (Smart Charging Community) - Development of an energy management system for local networks. Development of sensor nodes and a test environment, funded as a ZIM cooperation project (2013-2016).
  •     RFID tag localization
  •     Thermographic investigations on printed circuit boards - detection of hotspots and optimisation of heat dissipation (2015-2016)


    Funding at state, federal and EU level through involvement in research projects
    Support in the preparation of applications
    contract research

Contact persons: Alexander Faschingbauer (team leader) & Rainer Pöschl (team leader)

Geoinformatics is the science of electronic processing of geographic and spatial information. As a specialized informatics of geography and surveying, it provides spatial information as geodata. These data are the basis for geoinformation systems (GIS), which are used in many different ways. Mobile navigation devices, route planners, Internet map services and globe software such as Google Earth have already made geoinformation systems and geoinformatics an integral part of our lives.

range of services:

Applied energy research & electromobility

The future-oriented and climate-friendly design of energy supply is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Cornerstones in this context are increasing energy efficiency, e.g. building automation, the expansion and sensible future use of renewable energies and the economical use of energy. The local and municipal level can also benefit from this transformation of energy systems. Sustainable development is very important. The use of renewable energies and a decentralised energy supply with high added value and high local acceptance are regarded as desirable. We are working on linking effectively controlled energy consumption and intelligently controlled energy generation in order to find a creative, holistic supply option for mobility and public space.

Range of services and competencies:

  •     Electromobility concepts
  •     Energy use plans and regional energy concepts
  •     Location analyses for renewable energies
  •     Local heating concepts and solar registers
  •     Consumption and production monitoring
  •     Supply concepts through virtual power plants
  •     Building automation (eu.bac certification)
  •     Information and training events on energy coaching and geoinformation systems
  •     Spatial & temporal modelling

Range of services and competencies:

  •     Analysis and validation of spatially and temporally high-resolution weather data
  •     High temporal resolution solar cadastre
  •     Planning of decentralised renewable energy systems

Environment, Spatial Planning, Information & Society

The URIG working group is primarily concerned with spatial planning procedures that bring together digital media and geographical information systems. In doing so, advanced forms of information generation such as crowdsourcing or visualization using augmented reality are used. In various projects, the working group is concerned with integrating technical innovations in the field of PPGIS (Public Participation Geographic Information Systems) into planning processes. Thus, spatially relevant questions of cities, communities and companies can be examined more closely and their planning processes optimised. The working group thus takes up the gap between technical possibilities and new procedures on the one hand and urban and spatial planning and citizen participation on the other, in order to solve social conflicts in different projects.

Range of services and competencies:

  •     Spatial planning
  •     Citizen participation and participation
  •     Site analyses
  •     Spatial model calculations
  •     Project visualisation using Augmented Reality
  •     Qualitative and quantitative surveys using new digital media
  •     Idea acquisition by crowdsourcing

UAV & Remote Sensing

In the field of geodata applications, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are particularly suitable for use in agriculture and forestry. In GPS-supported precision agriculture, for example, it is a matter of taking into account differences in the field that occur over small areas (site-specific variability), such as the consideration of biomass distribution or the variability of the food and pest situation. The UAVs that can be used for this purpose have suitable remote sensing sensors, e.g. in the near infrared, thermal infrared (thermal image), multispectral or hyperspectral range. UAV-supported remote sensing data recorded in real time enable a comprehensive recording of the nutrient situation in the plants and thus a precisely adapted, GPS-supported application of fertiliser. The savings potential is considerable, and the method is also environmentally friendly, because even small-scale overfertilisation can be avoided.

Range of services and competencies:

  •     Customer-specific adaptation of UAVs
  •     Application-oriented creation of UAVs
  •     Project-specific UAV equipment
  •     Use of different flight guidance systems (autopilot, video-supported)
  •     Integration of different remote sensing sensors

Contact persons: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dorner & Prof. Dr. Roland Zink




The increasing demand for smartphones requires stable and innovative hardware and software solutions. App-based readout of vehicle data, control of production machines via smartphones or navigation in factory buildings and exhibition halls are just a few of the possible applications, which allow us to draw conclusions about the far-reaching potential of this technology.

The Mobile Systems and Software Engineering working group concentrates primarily on the development of applications for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. In addition, cross-platform application programs with maximum operating system compatibility are developed. This ensures a high degree of homogeneity with regard to design and usability. By an extensive stock of test devices, which is constantly extended by the market novelties, developed applications can be co-ordinated with a broad spectrum of devices.

Completed projects:

  •     MobileTechTeach (Mobile Computing, Android application): Mobile multimedia help systems for technical applications, Cooperation partners: University of Passau, ESF funding (2012-1014)
  •     Virtual power plant: Application to simulate a power plant portfolio to meet the needs of an electric vehicle fleet, cooperation partner: HM-Pv (2013-2015)
  •     INSAG - Innovative use of satellite navigation and terrain information, Cooperation partners: DLR, RUAG, 3D RealityMaps, TU Munich, Bergwacht Bayern, Funding: Bavarian Space Funding Programme (2013-2014)
  •     E-Wald Ladetechnik - Development of a web-based HMI and a communication module for a DC charging station (2013-2016)
  •     MicroUAV - Development of a postprocessing software for a multichannel measurement system of a MicroUAV, funded as ZIM cooperation project, Partner: Optris GmbH (2014-2016)



  •     Funding at state, federal and EU level through involvement in research projects
  •     Support in the preparation of applications
  •     contract research

Contact persons: Alexander Faschingbauer (team leader) & Rainer Pöschl (team leader)


current projects:

completed projects:


The Technology Campus Freyung cooperates regionally with partners from industry and education. In addition, there are numerous cooperation partners in our research projects of the individual working groups.

Friends and associates

Since its foundation on 22 April 2009, the Förderverein Technologie Campus Freyung e.V. has supported public relations, the continuous development of the TCF, relations between companies and the university, the awarding of prizes to outstanding graduates, and various events.

Thanks to the support of the association, numerous projects have already been carried out at the Technology Campus Freyung to strengthen science, research and teaching. Among other things: Summerschool Geoinformatics for pupils, Bionics Project Days for pupils, University Here and Now - lecture series, Bionics lecture series, Summer Academy Bionics for students and the financing of laboratory equipment and small devices.




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