Houska Prize Winners Club


Networking platform for Houska Prize winners

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Deepening ties and expanding the level of cooperation between universities and private research facilities is one of the B&C Private Foundation’s core goals. And to help achieve this over the long term, B&C set up the Houska Prize Winners Club in 2018. The aim is to promote exchange between business, science and research that goes beyond the annual Houska Prize award ceremony. All of the project owners and academics to have won the Houska Prize to date are members of an exclusive group of leading Austrian researchers. The B&C Private Foundation encourages winners of the Houska Prize to interact with each other, and puts a wide range of services and amenities at their disposal.

Services for winners of the Houska Prize

The B&C Private Foundation gives prize winners access to a number of print and digital assets to help publicise their achievements, including its social media channels, the CDH newsletter and the Houska Prize website.

These exclusive events are designed to help promote the flow of information between B&C and prize winners. Here, the focus is on the interface between science and research and business so that everyone involved can benefit from each others’ expertise.

B&C events
Houska Prize winners are also entitled to take part in exclusive events hosted by B&C and to participate in scientific, commercial, cultural and charity events hosted by third parties at B&C’S invitation. Such invitations are issued personally by B&C.

Use of B&C infrastructure
Members of the Houska Prize Winners Club have the opportunity to use B&C’s office facilities, including for their own private business appointments. Contact Doris Mayr at d.mayr@privat-stiftungen.at for support with queries and reservations.

em. Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Jakob Lutz Sparowitz
em. Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Jakob Lutz Sparowitz, Houskapreisträger 2009

In memory of Univ. Prof. Jakob Lutz Sparowitz - nicht sichtbar

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of  Univ. Prof. Jakob Lutz Sparowitz on 31 December 2019.

He and his team from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Graz received the 2009 Houska Prize (then the Dr. Wolfgang Houska Prize) for their ‘UHPC bridges for the sustainable safeguarding of our infrastructure’ project. The use of ultra-high-performance concrete opened up new construction opportunities, while doubling the useful lives of bridges. The WILD bridge in Carinthia was the first major project in Austria to use the new material.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family.

The Houska Prize team

The Houska Prize Team

Nora Dvorak

Nora Dvorak

Alexander Kriz

Alexander Kriz

Doris Mayr

Doris Mayr


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