The objective of AGE is to supply strategic input for the work program of the European Commission in the field of energy research within the context of Horizon 2020, boasting a funding volume of close to EUR 80 billion in the period 2014-2020. This comprises the biggest research and innovation program implemented by the European Union. Energy research plays a significant role in this program.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) is Austria’s largest non-university
research institution. With its five departments, it comprises a highly specialized
research and development partner for industry focusing on crucial infrastructure
issues of the future such as Energy, Mobility, Health & Environment, Digital Safety & Security and Innovation Systems. More than 1,250 employees conduct research throughout Austria. They focus on the development of tools, technologies and solutions which will make the Austrian economy fit for the future in line with the motto “Tomorrow Today”.
In the field of energy research, AIT develops solutions for the sustainable energy supply of tomorrow. The research offering is based on longstanding experience, scientific excellence, a high quality labor infrastructure and global networking in the key areas of future energy systems, namely smart grids, photovoltaics, thermal energy systems, smart cities and smart buildings.