Klaus-Michael Koch, Technikon


Klaus-Michael Koch (52), born in Innsbruck, Austria holds a PhD from RWTH Aachen and MSc from TU Graz in electrical engineering and worked as member of staff at the Research Center Jülich in Germany, Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States  and at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland.

He was the founding director and Dean for Electronics at the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia and established the first Fraunhofer Joint Venture (Carinthian Tech Research AG) in Austria.

Since 1999 he is Director of Research and Development at Technikon Forschungsgesellschaft mbH in Villach, Austria. Technikon consists of a multi-national group of specialists in the fields of security research, innovation management and economics.

In 2006 he was awarded the Austria prize for Innovation and Research on the work done for Technikon’s “Trusted Knowledge Suite”, in 2007 the TRIGOS 2007 prize for Corporate Social Responsibility, in 2008 the Austrian Ministry Award for promotion of women, and in 2009 the Austrian State Award for Equal Opportunity in Research. Mr. Koch holds lectures on risk and innovation management at the Halmstad University in Sweden and at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.

In 2008 he established the European TRUST2008 conference series. Proceedings are published since then by Springer Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Currently he coordinates several large-scale European research projects like “UNIQUE - Foundations for Forgery-Resistant Security Hardware”, “TCLOUDS - Trustworthy Clouds Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure”, “DRAGON - Design Methods for Radio Architectures Going Nanoscale”, or “ARTEMOS - Agile RF Transceivers and Front-Ends for Future Smart Multi-Standard Communications Applications”



















"Security solutions based on physically unclonable functions are gaining momentum and show a huge potential for economic advantages and new level of security. Technikon established a new engineering services program for hardware entangled security with physically unclonable functions to follow this prosperous way and to support our customers’ needs.


—Klaus-Michael Koch, CEO, Technikon