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Well-known research institutes in Austria

Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR)

The dynamic impetus provided by good ideas is being selectively supported by Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR) in the form of 500 research projects each year.

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) plays a key role in Austria and in Europe as a research and technology institute for key infrastructure issues of the future. Multinational companies such as Siemens, Magna, OMV and AVL have long had confidence in the competencies of AIT.

Joanneum Research

With its five research units in Materials, Health, Digital, Resources and Policies, Joanneum Research ranks as one of the largest non-university research institutions in Austria today

Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft

More than 70 Christian Doppler laboratories at Austrian universities create an extremely productive bridgehead between science and business and give the business community effective access to application-oriented basic research. The temporary facilities operating for a period of seven years boast annual budgets of up to EUR 600,000, 50% of which is financed by public sector funding.

Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG)

The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) specializes in cooperative research, and initiates the highest quality research issues together with academic and corporate partners.

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) conducts research on leading-edge technologies for environmental protection, health, energy, mobility and security – from the wafer to intelligent systems. In this regard, SAL brings key players from industry and science and thus valuable expertise and know-how together and carries out cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. Cooperative projects are co-financed by SAL and enable an unbureaucratic and quick project start. In addition to numerous, well-equipped laboratories, a cleanroom class 5 (EN ISO 14644-1) is available for research to process chips and wafers along with the application of the latest packaging technologies.

Recognized research partners for industrial companies include Salzburg Research, Fraunhofer Research GmbH, Upper Austrian Research and V-Research.

6 reasons to perform research in Austria

Innovative companies from across the globe enjoy optimal conditions in Austria.

  • Productive business location
  • Strong support for R&D
  • Many tax advantage
  • Unmatched quality of life
  • Highly qualified and motivated specialists
  • Security and stability

Detailed information on Research & Development in Austria can be found in our online brochure.

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