THE PROFILE 2017/18

About us

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THE AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OFFERS ITS CUS- TOMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS ON THE DAILY BUSINESS AND THE SHORT-TERM FUTURE WHILE THE MOST COMPETENT TALENTS OF EUROPE ARE WORK- ING ON THE TOOLS AND TECH- NOLOGIES OF TOMORROW TO BE ABLE REALIZE THE SOLUTIONS FOR THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

Wolfgang Knoll, Anton Plimon AIT Managing Directors

EMPOWERING

INNOVATION

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria‘s largest research and technology organization (RTO) and plays a leading role on the global stage in many infrastructure issues. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the international scientific scene.

Intelligent energy systems, age-appropriate self- determined life, security in data networks and mobility concepts of the future are examples of the topics in which the 1,300 AIT employees take a decisive part in developing. To this end, AIT operates 8 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 new components for intelligent, efficient energy systems, 3D sensor technologies for safe driving with trams, new cloud solutions for secure data networks as well as detection systems for independent living to be used by people in need of care.


At the same time, AIT exploits the high potentials for further development and growth, particularly in the areas of cyber-physical systems, complex dynamical systems and digitized production. The numerous technological AIT innovations for the coming generations who will have grown up in digital worlds are the result of a unique triad:


STRONG SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF SERVICES

(Co-)development of new technologies, first proof of concept and applied research, realizing these upcoming technologies in the context of specific applications, and demonstration models as well as prototype development.


COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING AND HIGH DESIGN EXPERTISE AT 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 specific company and market needs.


The AIT is thus the link between applied research and the successful commercial exploitation of future technologies. With its strong roots in European 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


WOLFGANG KNOLL

ANTON PLIMON

Managing Directors