According to this mission, AIT is strategically positioned as a key player in the Austrian and European innovation system by performing applied research for and enabling the market exploitation of innovative infrastructure related solutions. The functionality of “bridging the gap" between research and technology commercialisation is a key aspect of developing new technologies and enabling an economic boom.
With regard to the Austrian innovation landscape, the AIT fulfils this role by its new orientation, providing a research environment to help key industries facing mid- to long-term challenges.
Unlike universities that are focusing on basic research and addressing short-term exploitation, AIT covers the entire spectrum from taking up emerging technologies, first proof of concepts, applied research to transferring these emerging technologies into specific applications up to demonstrators and prototyping.
This allows us to connect basic research and the usage of new technologies for the industry and thereby pave the way for commercialisation.