The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology was foundedto provide national and international companies withlong-term support in their research efforts as acompetent and far-forward-looking partner. The aimof AIT is to help customers prepare for the key chal-lenges industry will have to face in the coming years.The digitization in industry, economy and society un-doubtedly plays a particularly important role here.We are in the midst of the next industrial revolutionin the digital age.
This means a radical change in production, salesand innovation chains, a departure from previouspatterns of thought and action and ultimately thenext stage of development in industry and the econo-my as a whole. This „next generation production“requires appropriate know-how, optimal tools andabove all a view of the overall picture. Because thereis no room for partial solutions in this highly complexand at the same time highly competitive environ-ment. For this reason, some 1,300 experts are
working at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technologytoday to develop solutions for the challenges posedby digitization and industry 4.0. Thanks to AIT‘sresearch activities, Austria and its partners in theEuropean innovation system are to be empowered tobe successful, to operate in a future-oriented man-ner, and to compete even better on the global stage.Because in the final analysis, the great opportunityfor Europe is to be more creative, innovative andfaster than other regions of the world – and to thusalso remain successful in a sustainable manner. TheAIT Austrian Institute of Technology provides avaluable and urgently needed input for this.
DKFM. DR. HANNES ANDROSCH, Chairman of theSupervisory Board