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Vera Led takes over the general management of UNiQUARE

UNiQUARE at the European Forum Alpbach – 16.8. to 1.9.201704. 09. 2017

For the 72th time already, the European Forum Alpbach took place according the general motto “Konflikt und Kooperation - conflict and cooperation”. Between August 16 and September 1 about 5.700 participants visited the idyllic mountain village Alpbach in the north of Tyrol.

The top-level cast of speakers and participants from nearly every sector of economy and politics offer annually a unique environment for the discussion groups. UNiQUARE – represented by the Executive Board members Vera Led and Michael Schwarzenbacher - participated in the economic and financial market symposium. Very interesting lectures and interdisciplinary discussion groups made the European Forum Alpbach a highlight again, which is definitely worth a visit. 

Picture: ®Official Press Photos of Forum Alpach

Adesso Forum Banken 24. August 201725. 08. 2017

Insights and prospects of digitization and artificial intelligence

Frankfurt/ Main, Sofitel Opera

On the 24th of August 2017, representatives of UNiQUARE – Mr. Boris Grasser, member of the Executive Board, and Mr. Christopher Gsaller, Account Executive Banking – participated in the annual Adesso Forum Banken (Eng. Adesso Forum Banks). About 150 participants – mainly representatives of German banks – gained information about the latest trends and developments in the field of digitization of banking processes.

Key messages and learnings of the event:

• ongoing online communication with the customers in real-time
• extensive automatization of end-to-end processes
• banks are becoming a marketplace for standardized and individual processes
• IT is the enabler for a continuous improvement of business offers 

UNiQUARE places a workday in the service of a good cause22. 06. 2017

Already for the 4th time, UNiQUARE employees took „Verantwortung zeigen“ (Engl. show responsibility) in the literal sense and participated in the Carinthian wide charity Engagement Days 2017. UNiQUARE and its project collaborate, the day care center “Saluto, pro mente: kinder jugend familie” (Engl. “Saluto, pro mente: kids, youth and family”), organized a joint sporting day in a big park in Klagenfurt.
With up to 34 degrees centigrade, the joint teams – consisting of UNiQUARE employees and young people and caregivers of “Saluto” – were fighting against the heat in playing soccer, basketball and volleyball.
After the exhausting sporting activities, all participants had a chance to recover from the heat in the shady grill house, having a nice barbecue party, at the site of UNiQUARE.  

Business run 201730. 05. 2017

This year’s business running event took place on 24.5.2017. The start and finish area was as every year at the exhibition center Klagenfurt.

As in the past years, the UNiQUARE runners were highly motivated in participating in this competition. Our both teams – the UNiQUARE Running Turtles and MAKLERNET -> VerA läuft (Engl. VerA runs) met the sporting challenge and proved their sporting spirit. The teams made the 17th and 123th place out of approximately 230 teams.

Huge congratulation to all of our participating colleagues to the good results.


Innovation through cooperation11. 05. 2017

To encourage the mutual innovatory potential, which can be found in a cooperation between SMEs and start-ups is the main goal of the initiative Innovation Challenge, which is hosted for the 2nd time in Carinthia/Austria.

As a result, settled Carinthian SME are cooperating with start-ups in order to develop an innovation strategy.

On the 10th of may, the traditional fireside evening was hosted by the Junge Wirtschaft Kärnten (Engl. Young Economy Carinthia). UNiQUARE Board Member Boris Grasser and Manuel Henrich, Innovation Manager, participated in this event.

Project Manager and head of Young Economy Carinthia Marc Gfrerer welcomed 50 participants, and followed by a presentation of the 14 highly innovative finalist projects. As a special guest, Mr. Altrichter from a famous fund-raising TV show participated in the event.

Amongst others, the following established Carinthian SMEs were spotted: Philips, AddIT, Leeb Balkone, AsuT Computer, UNiQUARE, Europlast, Liebherr, Uppercut, Schenker, Anadi Bank Austria, Humanomed, Mazda, Dr. Oetker, Kelag, Jacques Lemans, Zoppoth, Kärnten Werbung, Stadt Villach, Kärnten Werbung und Wild.

Further information on the initiative Innovation Challenge you will find here:



Image from left to right: Mr. Gfrerer, Mr. Murat Selimagic, Mr. Altrichter 

Digital challenges: It‘s time for flexible recreation04. 05. 2017

In our constantly changing world, which is much faster moving, the challenges for economy and society are rising significantly. Todays’ working time regulations don’t meet the need for flexibility, both on employers and employees side.

That is why top-level Carinthian companies did participate in the event to discuss these challenges and how they could be overcome. UNiQUARE CEO, Vera Led was one the invitees.

Image from left to right: Manfred Jantscher, Christiane Holzinger, Vera Led, Michaela Ernst, Sonja Steger, Max Habenicht

• Max Habenicht, district chairman of Wirtschaftsbund Klagenfurt (Engl. Austrian Business Federation)
• Manfred Jantscher, Österreichischer Arbeitnehmerinnen- und Arbeitnehmerbund (Engl. Austrian Employer and Employees Federation)
• Vera Led, CEO of UNiQUARE Software Development GmbH
• Sonja Steger, Head of Marketing of Kärntner Landesversicherung (a regional assicuration company)
• Michaela Ernst, journalist und HR-expert in digitization
• Christiane Holzinger, StartUpStars, Member oft he board of Junge Wirtschaft Bundesvorstand (Engl. Young Economy federal board), Member of he board of Junge Wirtschaft Landesvorstand Kärnten (Engl. Young Economy district board)

UNiQUARE introduces itself as an interesting and attractive employer28. 04. 2017

Like in previous years, we took the opportunity to present UNiQUARE as an interesting employer in the region for Fachhochschule (FH, engl. university of applied sciences) und Höhere Technische Lehranstalt (HTL, engl. secondary technical school) alumni and to establish early contacts to potential new employees.

 At the Fachhochschule Kärnten in Villach the annual jobs fair for students “Meet&Match” took place on 6.4.2017. The fair addresses students of all disciplines, which the Fachhochschule is offering. There was therefore an interesting mix of the presenting companies of various fields at the fair.

The HTL in Mössingerstraße coordinates every year a “Company Day”, in order to provide the possibility to younger pupils to establish the first contacts to the world of employment. The current A-Level year gets the chance to introduce themselves to the companies participating in the show. This year, the Company Day took place on 27.4.2017.

Students as well as pupils did use this good opportunity in order to obtain first-hand information about the regional employers. We had the possibility to have various good conversations with potential employees and trainees. 

„Action & Talk“ with UNiQUARE – presentation of the communication mix14. 03. 2017

In February 2017, students of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt wrote for network partners in the class of “Action & talk in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The results of the cooperation between the network “Verantwortung zeigen!” (engl. show responsibility) and the department of Media and Communication were presented at the University.

Together with in total 14 companies – 11 carinthian and 3 styrian companies –  UNiQUARE provided the students with the opportunity to prove their knowledge of „sustainability communication“. In this way, 35 students were able to verify the theories learnt at real cases and to create awareness of the importance of sustainable economy.

The following companies and organizations did participate in the cooperation: Dr. Oetker Österreich, ATRIO Villach, Naturel Hotels & Resorts, RINGANA, Diakonie de La Tour, Kindernest, Die Steuerberater, Goerner Group, Hirsch Servo, JMB Fashion, autArK, CTP, UNiQUARE und Alpen-Adria-Universität.