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tomorrow today tweets AIT at a glance

#smart grids. We develop new, intelligent and stable power grids that ensure reliable supply and integrate renewable sources of energy.

#ambient assisted living (AAL). ). We develop tools for enjoying a healthy and independent life at an advanced age. Our focus is on health and early diagnosis and treatment of diseases.


BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE #buildings as energy 足producers. We engage in research to develop buildings that are not only energy-saving but actually generate more energy from sustainable sources than they use. #infrastructure safety. Power supply, transmission grids, payment systems, 足telecommunications, etc. are all vulnerable infrastructures. We provide tools that protect them in critical situations.

#handling innovation. Dwindling resources, climate change and globalization are only three examples of the many issues we are tackling in our research, thus supporting decision-makers in industry and politics.

#AIT_mission WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE #austria. We are Austria’s largest nonuniversity research institute and take a leading role in the field of innovation in Austria. #europe. As a research institute working on the central infrastructure issues of the future, we play a key role in Europe. #networking. We serve as an information hub connecting research and industry at national and international levels and contribute a wealth of market knowledge.


#challenges. We quickly identify systemic and societal change, new legal provisions and ecological objectives, and are sensitive to changing customer behavior and technological progress.

#demand. We provide new technologies, tools and research infrastructure and develop innovative scientific methods.

#solutions. We engage in 足contract research, grant licenses for 足intellectual 足property rights and launch 足spin-offs.


#partner. We aim at increasing our international visibility as the major national research partner for industry, infrastructure operators and public institutions. #economy. We strive to make a significant contribution to securing and developing Austria as a center for industry and research.

#future. We use our strong foothold in European institutions to play a key role for partners from industry and research as well as public institutions.

#AIT_customers PROVIDING BENEFITS TO OUR PARTNERS #systemic. Our expertise in systemic interdependencies is crucial for realizing technological solutions for our customers.

#chances. By closely cooperating with major stakeholders we identify the needs of users and the resulting challenges and opportunities for our costumers. #customers. Our customers include renowned enterprises such as Siemens, voestalpine, Verbund, VAMED, Infineon or Magna Steyr.


EMBARKING ON A CAREER AT AIT #staff. In the AIT Group, more than 1,100 employees are working on the central infrastructure issues of the future.

#successful. Aligned with international standards, the development options for our employees are outlined transparently in our career paths, putting them in a position to plan their future in their own interests and in those of our company.

#career models. There are five basic career paths: Engineering and Expert Advice, Management, Science, Support and Technical Services.

#AIT_management OUR MANAGING DIRECTORS’ VISION Wolfgang Knoll, Managing Director

Anton Plimon, Managing Director

“We are strongly involved in international research projects, and in some fields, such as energy research, we are actually consortium leaders. In this way we can also provide a competitive edge for Austria’s businesses in important future-oriented fields of infrastructure. AIT is therefore an interesting employer for scientists and researchers who want to develop the technologies for tomorrow jointly with us.”

“Through our clear focus we have developed a distinct profile and high reputation both in Austria and internationally. Over the past five years we have built up enormous competence in our research areas. Our partners and customers are primarily from industry. Jointly we implement technologies, methods, tools and demonstration models.”


#austria. One of the two shareholders of AIT is the Republic of Austria with a 50.46 % share. The state’s interests are represented by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.

#industry. The ­Federation of Austrian Industries holds the remaining 49.54 % of the AIT shares.


#roots. AIT developed from the Austrian Research Centers (ARC), the Seibersdorf research center and arsenal research. In 2009 changes were made to the ownership structure, management, organization, governance system and strategic positioning.

#subsidiaries. We have two 100 % subsidiaries: Seibersdorf ­Laboratories und Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf

#energy EERA – European Energy Research Alliance ETH Zurich, CH Nanchang Technical University, CN NTU – Nanyang Technological University, SG TNO, NL KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, SE #safety & security University of Freiburg, DE University of Manchester, UK Technische Universität Berlin, DE Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE University of South Australia, AU Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, DE


#mobility Georgia Institute of Technologies, US Korea University, KR TU Eindhoven, NL DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DE MIT, US #health & environment Columbia University, US University of Cambridge, UK University of California, US Stanford University, US Max Planck Society, DE #foresight & policy development Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), CN Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), CN University Bristol, GB Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, DE French National Center for Scientific Research, FR

#AIT_figures EUR 120 million budget

1,100 employees

from more than 40 countries

5 departments

31 research fields

EUR 130 million existing contracts

11 locations

11 research areas






Research Area and Research Field


Electric Energy Infrastructure

Transportation and Infrastructure Solutions

Intelligent Vision Systems

– Smart Grids

– Sustainable Transportation Infrastructures

– New Image Processing Algorithms and Concepts

– Photovoltaics

– Co-Modal Transportation Dynamics

– New Image Sensor Technologies

– Large Scale Mobility Information Acquisition and Modelling

Energy for the Built Environment – Energy in Cities – Energy in Buildings – Renewable Heating & Cooling

Future Integrated Vehicle Concepts – Virtual Design and Validation – Electric Components for Future Vehicles – Light Weight Metals for Components and Structures

Future Networks and Services – eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) – Next Generation Content Management Systems – Secure Information Access in Distributed Systems

Highly Reliable Software and Systems – Assessment and Testing of Autonomous and Safety-Critical Systems



Biomedical & Biomolecular Solutions – Preclinical and Clinical Diagnostics

Monitoring & Analysis Technology-EconomyEnvironment

– Molecular Diagnostics

– Models for Complex Social & Natural Systems

– AAL – Ambient Assisted Living

– Monitoring & Data Mining

– Advanced Implant Solutions

– Development & Application of Methods & Tools

Resource Exploitation & Management – Exploitation of Biological Resources – Microbial Detection – Water Management & Purification – Soil Remediation

Foresight Processes & Governance – Foresight & Policy Strategies – Governance of Complex Systems – Innovation Oriented Sustainable Infrastructure Policy

#3 2444 Seibersdorf, Austria T: +43 (0) 505 50-0 Corporate and Marketing Communications Health & Environment Safety & Security Subsidiaries: Seibersdorf Labor GmbH Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf GmbH

#4 Muthgasse Muthgasse 11 1190 Vienna, Austria T: +43 (0) 505 50-4402 Health & Environment #5 Wiener Neustadt Viktor-Kaplan-Straße 2 2700 Wr. Neustadt, Austria T: +43 (0) 505 50-4801 Health & Environment #6 Ranshofen Lamprechtshausener Straße PO box 26 5282 Ranshofen, Austria T: +43 (0) 7722/833 33-0 Mobility #7 Graz Reininghausstraße 13/1 8020 Graz, Austria T: +43 (0) 505 50-2962 Safety & Security

#8 Leoben Peter-Tunner-Straße 27 8700 Leoben, Austria T: +43 (0) 505 50-4080 #9 Hall in Tirol Eduard-Wallnöfer-Zentrum 1 6060 Hall in Tyrol, Austria T: +43 (0) 50/8648-4611 Safety & Security #10 Klagenfurt Lakeside Science & Technology Park GmbH Lakeside B01 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria T: + 43 (0) 505 50-4126 Safety & Security #11 Tulln Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24 3430 Tulln, Austria T +43 (0) 505 50-0 Health & Environment

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#1 Tech Gate Vienna Donau-City-Straße 1 1220 Vienna, Austria T: +43 (0) 505 50-0 Managing Directors Corporate and Marketing Communications Health & Environment Foresight & Policy Development Safety & Security #2 TECHbase Vienna Giefinggasse 2 1210 Vienna, Austria T: + 43 (0) 505 50-0 Energy Mobility

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