THE AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OFTECHNOLOGY OFFERS ITS CUS-TOMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TOFOCUS ON THE DAILY BUSINESSAND THE SHORT-TERM FUTUREWHILE THE MOST COMPETENTTALENTS OF EUROPE ARE WORK-ING ON THE TOOLS AND TECH-NOLOGIES OF TOMORROW TO BEABLE REALIZE THE SOLUTIONSFOR THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
Wolfgang Knoll, Anton PlimonAIT Managing Directors
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria‘s largest research andtechnology organization (RTO) and plays a leading role on the global stage inmany infrastructure issues. This makes us a powerful development partnerfor industry and a top employer in the international scientific scene.
Intelligent energy systems, age-appropriate self-determined life, security in data networks andmobility concepts of the future are examples of thetopics in which the 1,300 AIT employees take adecisive part in developing. To this end, AIT operates8 ultra-modern, subject-specific research centers:
Center for Energy
Center for Digital Safety & Security
Center for Vision, Automation & Control
Center for Mobility Systems
Center for Low-Emission Transport
Center for Health & Bioresources
Center for Technology Experience
Center for Innovation Systems & Policy.
In these Centers, the AIT, e.g. develops newcomponents for intelligent, efficient energy systems,3D sensor technologies for safe driving with trams,new cloud solutions for secure data networks as wellas detection systems for independent living to beused by people in need of care.
At the same time, AIT exploits the high potentialsfor further development and growth, particularly inthe areas of cyber-physical systems, complexdynamical systems and digitized production. Thenumerous technological AIT innovations for thecoming generations who will have grown up indigital worlds are the result of a unique triad:
STRONG SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCE INCONJUNCTION WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF SERVICES
(Co-)development of new technologies, first proof of concept andapplied research, realizing these upcoming technologies in thecontext of specific applications, and demonstration models as well asprototype development.
COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING AND HIGH DESIGN EXPERTISEAT SYSTEM LEVEL
evelopment of research and innovation strategies with leading com-panies and institutions.
Pointing out the greatest technological development opportunities.
Modelling the real behaviour of large systems.
COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION KNOW-HOW AT BUSINESS CASE LEVEL
Developing innovative products and services according to specificcompany and market needs.
The AIT is thus the link between applied research and the successfulcommercial exploitation of future technologies. With its strong roots inEuropean institutions and its international activities, AIT also acts as a„door opener“ for Austrian companies; it establishes start-ups, spin-offs and participates in companies.
All of this makes AIT a sustainable driving force for Austria as an inno-vation location and for social benefits.w