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Solutions for Industry / Intelligent Production

Supporting domestic industry and Austria as a business location by developing and implementing new technologies and innovations is one of our core tasks. This is done in close cooperation with partners from science and industry.

Our unique selling point is the combination of high expertise in concrete applications and technologies with cross-sectoral system competence in conjunction with a competitive European research infrastructure. We thus play in the league of the best and support industry as an Ingenious Partner.

Our expertise is bundled in the key areas of strength from the fields of energy, mobility, automation, health and bioresources, digital security, human-machine interfaces and innovation systems.

An important contribution to the competitiveness of energy-intensive companies, for example, is the development and implementation of industrial heat pumps, with which waste heat that previously went to waste can be used for production processes. This saves costs, fuel and CO2 emissions. At the same time, heat pumps are an essential element in sector coupling and thus in increasing the flexibility and resilience of energy systems.

Heat Pump

AIT's expertise in the field of light metals is also in great demand: By combining experimental research with modern simulations, high-strength aluminum and magnesium alloys are developed, as well as methods for their processing. These are particularly crucial for the vehicles and aircraft of the future.

In battery research, AIT is focusing on the environmentally friendly production of lithium-ion batteries, on the development of new materials for future generations of batteries ("beyond lithium") and on research into solid state batteries in the continuously expanded Battery Lab.

Battery Lab

In the field of control and automation, innovative sensor systems and new robot concepts are being designed in cooperation with partners from industry and science. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) methods are being used to enable automated recognition of the environment and complex situations. Moreover, one focus is on the forward-looking design of human-machine interfaces.

AIT is also a strong partner in the medical sector: For example, new biosensor concepts ("lab on a chip") are being researched or tele-health systems, such as for monitoring patients with heart failure, are being developed and rolled out in practice.

AIT's high level of expertise in the field of digitization plays a central role in all of AIT's activities for corporate partners. The specialists in the field of digital safety and security in particular have built up an international reputation. Among other things, they develop methods for designing secure information and communication systems, for detecting cyber attacks on critical infrastructures and for detecting fake news and fake stores on the Internet. AIT also plays in the top league in forward-looking areas such as photonics or quantum communication.


In the following you will find a number of topics that are covered by us as Ingenious Partner of the industry...

...as well as concrete solutions for our partners and customers, which are implemented in cooperation with industrial companies.