The main shareholders of K1-MET GmbH are voestalpine and Montan University Leoben, each with a 35% stake. Approx. EUR 22 million in funding is available for the research budget in the period 2015-2019. At present, 34 employees are focusing on the individual research areas. They are working in Leoben, Linz, the Graz University of Technology, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Wels and the Vienna University of Technology.