Student Projects

Student Projects

During the Summer University students will develop and implement projects with 17 regional small and medium sized enterprises from Slovakia as well as Austria.

Austrian SMEs

Gasthof “Zum Goldenen Anker”

Contact person

Michaela Gansterer
restaurant@goldeneranker.at

Website

www.goldeneranker.at

Business description

The Gasthof “Zum Goldenen Anker” is a restaurant that seats about 100 persons and
offers outdoor seating right at the banks of the Danube, and a hotel that has 28 beds
available. It is situated right at the historic town wall of Hainburg and the Danube
Floodplains National Park, close to the town center as well as the train station.

Project description

In general, Hainburg currently faces the challenge of globalization versus localization and specifically, the challenge of re-valorization of the city centre. One recent contributing factor is the construction of a shopping centre that is being built outside the city. For the future development of Hainburg there are several issues emerging such as:

  • Attractiveness – What are potential incentives for customers of the shopping centre to visit the city centre as well and therefore sustain local jobs and labels?
  • Transport and mobility – Are there potentials and opportunities to re-structure (public) transport and mobility in order to improve the accessibility of Hainburg e.g. train schedules, more parking spots, public transport between shopping and city centre?
  • Job opportunities – What are ways to attract (young) people to work and live in Hainburg either by finding a job or by becoming independent (start-ups)?
  • Participation – How can participation be part of a future oriented development of Hainburg?

Raumausstatter Werner Hornek

Contact person

Werner Hornek
w.hornek@gmx.at, 0216/562652

Business description

Werner Hornek runs a business specializing in interior decoration and interior design.
They are located in Hainburg and primarily serve local customers.

Project description

Project Hainburg – see above.

OPTIK Alschinger

Contact person

Eva Raithofer
optik@alschinger.at, 0664/1614664

Website

www.alschinger.at

Business description

‘Optik Alschinger’ is an optician located in Hainburg, right at the main square. This store
is one of a total of four located in eastern Austria.

Project description

Project Hainburg – see above.

BioWerkstatt GmbH

Contact person

Michaela Rußmann
office@biowerkstatt.com, +43(0)1/512 66 95

Website

www.biowerkstatt.com

Business description

BioWerkstatt is a store and deli offering a selected assortment of biological Austrian
products and vegan food. The shop is located in the first district of Vienna.

Project description

a. The project emphasises the definition of organic regulations as well as the situation of
organic certification processes in Slovakia. In line of this research, cooperation partners
in Slovakia shall be identified for more detailed insight into the organic market situation
as well as supply of organic products in Slovakia to be sold at the organic shop.

b. Going beyond organic products this project aims at ecological sustainability through
biodegradable packaging material. As information about this kind of material is so far
quite limited, the focus of this project lies on research about the production of
biodegradable packaging material, its costs as well as potential contacts to implement
the packaging material in the organic shop and at other shops as well.

Kindermoden Treffpunkt AST

Contact person

Petra Simon
petra.simon123@gmail.com, +43 (0) 676 4220369

Business description

‘Kindermoden Treffpunkt AST’ is a shop specialized in fashion for children. It is located in
Hainburg, right in the town center.

Project description

Project Hainburg – see above.

Bio Weinbauer Zillinger

Contact person

Johann Zillinger
bioweingut@zillinger.at, +43 (0) 676 3054989

Website

www.zillinger.at

Business description

Weingut Zillinger is a vineyard – they grow grapes organically since 1985 – run as a family
business since 1673. Their vineyard is located in Velm-Götzendorf, Lower Austria, which
is very close to the Slovak border.

Project description

a. On the basis of a knowledge exchange the project aims at research about organic
vineyards in Slovakia, their current impact and future potential as well as existing
regulations in Slovakia in comparison to Austria. The main objective is to bring together
the organic vinery Zillinger with an organic vinery in Slovakia to further cross-border
cooperation with regards to market opportunities on both sides.

b. Following the example of the wine road Carnunthum, the project focuses on
implementing a wine road between Austria and Slovakia as tourism strategy.

Biohof ADAMAH

Contact person

Gerhard Zoubek
g.zoubek@adamah.at, +43 (0) 2248 2224-0

Website

www.adamah.at

Business description

This is an organic farm located in Glinzendorf, Lower Austria. Biohof ADAMAH also serves as a platform for suppliers of organic fruits, vegetables and other products. They sell their products at a shop right at their farm as well as via a delivery service (ADAMAH-Kistl).

Project description

The project aim is twofold: firstly, it focuses on the analysis of the market situation in Slovakia with regards to organic products and, secondly, on the analysis of supply of organic products in Slovakia to be sold at the organic farm Adamah.

Slovak SMEs

SLOVENSKÉ CUKROVARY, Ltd.

Contact person

Dušan Janíček
slovenskecukrovary@agrana.com Dusan.JANICEK@agrana.com

Website

Web: www.korunnycukor.sk, www.agrana.sk

Business description

Slovenske cukrovary with its sugar production of premium quality has belonged to the leading manufacturing companies in Slovakia for a  long time. The company provides employment for over 150 people. Thus, it has strategic importance for the near and distant region and represents an important link between tradition and long-term development.
Website

Project description

The project is devoted to multicultural management in companies. The project scope is to investigate intercultural differences and transfer them into processes of human resources management. Subsidiary project benefits are removing barriers in work relations, acceptation of differences and using tools of multicultural management in dealing with workforce diversity.

Elektrotechnické produkty Ltd.

Contact person

Vladimír Jančo
etp@etpsro.sk

Website

www.etpsro.sk

Business description

The Electrotechnical Products Co.Ltd. is the manufacturer of arc welding semi-automats for welding under gas shielded methods and plasma cutting machines

Project description

The project aim is the implementation of a document management system in the company. The project scope is the proposal for a document file cabinet system according to the Slovak and Austrian legislation. The project describes principles of documentation and archiving.

EURO – BREW Ltd

Contact person

Juraj Čajko
cajko@stonline.sk

Website

www.eurobrew.sk

Business description

Euro – Brew Ltd., is a producer of beer, malt, malt extract, yeast as well as non-alcoholic drinks and food stuff concentrates.

Project description
The project scope is sustainable cross-border development in the brewery sector. The aim is the identification of marketing opportunities on the Austrian Market and involves an identification of possibilities for selling Slovak beer and brewer’s malt. It also maps opportunities for the propagation and visualization of companies on the Austrian market among potential clients for the specific segment.

Penzion Marriot

Contact person

Tomáš Dvorský, Edita Dvorská – Gereková
penzionmarriot@gmail.com, Mobile: +421 (0)903 812 757

Website

www.penzionmarriot.sk

Business description

The small city hotel Penzion Marriot is a newly opened hotel in the historical center of Trnava, right at the medieval city wall, in a quiet area. It offers accommodation in modern rooms, breakfast and other services, such as guided tours in Slovakia, taxi, etc.
Website

Project description

The focus of this project is on sustainable cross-border marketing in the sector of tourism. On the basis of an analysis of the market opportunities for the cross-border tourism activities, the project will describe a selection of target groups and marketing tools. Another output will be a description of opportunities for networking and proposals for co-operation programs for supporting the regional tourism.

S.K.I Ltd.

Contact person

Stanislav Škola
skola.stano@gmail.com

Website

www.strojecnc.sk

Business description

S.K.I. Ltd. specializes in CNC (computer numerical control) tool production as well as in trade and service of new and used CNC machines.

Project description

S.K.I Ltd’s project focuses on mechanical engineering in the cross-border region. The output is a survey of mechanical engineering that uses, besides other methods, SWOT and PEST analysis. Part of the survey is aimed at renewable sources of energy used in mechanical engineering.

Goodwill Publishing, Ltd.

Contact person

Miloš Nemeček
nemecek@goodwill.eu.sk

Website

www.goodwill.eu.sk

Business description

Goodwill Publishing publishes monthly magazines about economics, business, society and tourism.

Project description

The aim of this project is to develop propagation tools and analyze the conditions for the development of an active healthy life in the cross-border region for people aged 55+. On the basis of demographic changes the project investigates possibilities to enhance the life quality for seniors.

Sladovňa SESSLER, j.s.c.

Contact person

Zuzana Ondrejková
obchod@sessler.sk

Website

www.sessler.sk

Business description

We are a company with a long tradition of producing malt by traditional technology, our brewery – as an associated production – is a producer of unfiltered, unpasteurized beer from 11.5° to 21°. Producer of beer and malt.
Website

Project description

The project scope is sustainable interregional development in brewery sector. The project aim is identification of marketing opportunities at Austrian Market. Project involves identification of possibilities for selling Slovak beer and brewer’s malt. Project also maps opportunities for propagation and visualization companies on the Austrian market among potential clients for specific segment.

MMP spol. s r.o.

Contact person

Alena Mazánová
alena@mmp.sk

Website

www.mmp.sk

Business description

Branding and design studio
Website

Project description

The project scope is interregional brand management. Project is focused on creation and protection of brand with regard on specifics of brand creation in different regions.

Jazyková škola EL-ZET Trnava, Ltd.

Contact person

Ľubica Zolvíková
zolvikova@gmail.com Mobile : 00421 (0)903 378 811

Business description

Language school, tutoring English and German, translation services

Project description

The project aim is multicultural education of children and young people. The project scope is mapping of cooperation possibilities and partners. Project can possibly focus on cross-border kindergartners and primary schools, joint activities for families and children. Planed activities should cultivate multicultural skills and emphasis importance of removing barriers and stereotypes in mind of young people and elimination of mutual distrust.

VVMZ

Contact person

Erik Heidema
vvmz@vvmz.com heidema@vvmz.com

Website

www.vvmz.com

Business description

VVMZ is Netherlands – Slovak consultancy company doing work for clients from public as well as private sector. Provide services in the field of investments, marketing, consultancy how to obtain money from state sources and funds from EU. We are also active like investment managers for foreign investors in the field of properties.

Project description

How works the system of sale organizations of first producers of agricultural products (BIO no BIO) in Austria (comparative analysis), possibility of establishing of sale organizations on Slovak Republic with experiences from Austria, possibilities of bridging among Slovak and Austrian sale organizations (joint sale organizations.