Fishcon’s fish pass, known as Fishcon lock or 2-chamber organism bypass, combines ecological water protection with sustainable use of hydropower.
From the model in the aquarium to a simple fish pass
The fish pass was developed from 2016 to the end of 2020 by Fishcon in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences of Vienna, University of Technology of Graz and the specialist company K. u.F. Drack. By means of several research and development projects supported by the public sector, it has been possible to bring a functional product onto the market from which owners of weir systems and sole steps can benefit several times over.
The Fishcon lock was scientifically examined as early as 2017. Our pilot systems have been assessed as functional several times by independent bodies.
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Personal advice is important to us, which is why we check your location free of charge and are happy to discuss project-related details on site.
Since our founding we have received several prizes and awards. We recently won the 3rd place at the Best Business Award 2021.
Fish pass awarded – from Greenstar to Allianz environmental award
Fishcon has received several prestigious awards in a short time. Expert juries from the fields of start-ups, innovation or the environmental sector were won over with the idea of the simple fish pass.
Allianz Environmental Award
The Allianz Environmental Prize (Umweltpreis) is awarded once a year to sustainable ideas in the field of environmental and climate protection from Austria. Despite more than 100 submissions, Fishcon was able to inspire the jury and the public with the innovative fish pass and with great enthusiasm, achieved second place in the category “individual, small and medium-sized enterprises”.
The “Edison” competition honours the best ideas from inventors from Upper Austria. The ideas, the founders and the business model are examined in detail by experts. In the category “Innovative-oriented ideas” Fishcon was able to convince with the new fish pass and won the coveted Edison Gold in 2019.
The largest business plan competition in Austria takes place annually and honours the best business concepts after a detailed examination by experts from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and industry. Fishcon was able to convince with the business concept and took second place in 2018 in the category “Service, business, trade”.
The Fishcon team took part in the Greenstart competition, the start-up initiative of the Climate and Energy Fund, with great success with the Fishcon lock. By means of an assessment by an expert jury and a public vote, Fishcon was chosen from a number of very strong companies as the TOP 3 Greenstars 2017.
What customers and partners say about us
“The Fishcon lock attracted me as the operator of several hydropower plants and as the managing director of K.u.F. Drack, a company with over 100 years of experience in the fields of wood, energy and metal, is convincing in several ways. The innovative fish pass allows a cost-effective creation of passage and has great potential to make a significant contribution to the sustainable use of hydropower throughout Europe. Therefore, we are now not only a happy partner of Fishcon, but we are also very happy to implement innovative projects together at our power plants. The commitment and competence of Mr. Mayrhofer in the project management is particularly to be emphasised!”Dipl. Ing. Stefan DrackCEO