One of the most successful Austrian funding initiatives is COMET (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies). The underlying aim of COMET is to further strengthen the cooperation between science and industry and thus promote the development of joint research competencies and the knowledge of experts as well as to commercially realize research results.
The Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) is one of the largest independent software research centers in the country in the fields of software and communications technology solutions. It plays a pioneering role in software-related technological research and development trends. Its priority areas are Process and Quality Engineering, Rigorous Methods in Software Engineering, Knowledge-Based Vision Systems, Software Analytics and Evolution and Data Analysis Systems.
Visual computing has long been a key technology for the economy and society. The leading Austrian research and development company in the field of visual computing is the VRVis Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization Research GmbH.
Carinthian Tech Research AG (CTR), the largest non-university research institute in the south of Austria, is an important partner both domestically and internationally in order to transfer the latest scientific findings in the field of sensor technologies into industrial practice.