Discover terraXcube © Eurac Research/Ivo Corrà


terraXcube is Eurac Research’s Extreme climate simulation centre at the NOI Techpark in Bolzano (South Tyrol/ Italy).

Within our chambers, we can create all the environmental conditions of our planet, up to extreme values.  We combine hypobaric and altitude technology with state-of-the-art environmental simulation, aiming to investigate the effects of extreme climate conditions on humans, ecological processes and industrial products.

The climate chambers differ in size and equipment. They can accommodate people, plants and other living organisms even over more extended periods and offer space also for huge machines and products.

Each day, our team breaks new ground with scientists and industry partners and prepares the path to gain discoveries.


© Eurac Research/Oskar Dariz

Eurac Research is a private research centre in Bolzano (South Tyrol/ Italy), where more than 400 researchers work on issues that directly affect people’s lives. Their aim is to contribute to a healthy society, to regions fit to live in, as well as to appropriately manage social, cultural and ecological diversity. Local issues inspire researchers to develop solutions that are relevant in a global context. This is how the idea of ​​terraXcube—one of the centre’s most extraordinary laboratories—was born.

Scientists and engineers have jointly developed an infrastructure that can create the extreme climatic conditions of our planet in a safe, controllable and reproducible environment. At terraXcube, Eurac Research scientists study the effects of different climatic conditions on human physiology and alpine ecology. The structure is also available to research partners, industry and for training purposes.


© IDM Südtirol/Ivo Corrà

Opened in October 2017, the industrial park is set to become the engine of South Tyrolean industry. Covering an area of 12 hectares, it houses the most important research facilities in the province as well as 30 private companies and 25 start-ups including 20 laboratories. Approximately 500 employees work in the green, alpine, food, digital and automotive/automation sectors. A state-of-the-art architectural complex provides the structural framework for the project, whose design enhances the historic buildings of industrial Bolzano/Bozen to comply with the criteria of sustainability and energy efficiency.


Christian Steurer

Head of Center

Andrea Vilardi

Knowledge Development

Andrea Nollo

Group Leader, Operations

Alessia Mortari

Quality Manager

Marco Cavalli

Test engineer

Chamber technician

Nicole Spagna

Project Assistant

Laura Unterhofer

Team Assistant

Helmut Steurer

Sales and Marketing, DACH

Hermann Brugger

Scientific Health Director