Rupert Pichler

Innovation in large enterprises

Hubert Hauttmann – an Austrian career in industrial research

Ferrum 91/2019

In as much as they are “people in technology”, scientists are of eminent importance for innovation in large-scale steel enterprises, and in-house research departments provide the necessary institutional structure along with the required human and technical resources. The career of Hubert Hauttmann (1895–1982), one of the inventors of the LD process in steel production and a research scientist and head of research at GHH and VÖEST, reflects these functions in exemplary fashion. Since many questions in steel research arose only during the production and processing phases, persons like Hauttmann at the interface of science and industry gained new insights and built up powerful research organizations.

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