The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology takes a leading position in the Austrian innovation system and a key role in Europe as the RTO focusing on the key infrastructure topics of the future. AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies in the fields of Health & Environment, Energy, Mobility and Safety & Security. These technological research areas are supplemented by the competence in the area of Innovation Systems. As a national and international network node at the interface of science and industry AIT enables innovation through its scientific-technological expertise, market experience, tight customer relationships and high quality research infrastructure.
Strategically-critical Research Areas
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology comprises five departments: Energy, Mobility, Health & Environment, Safety & Security and Innovation Systems. The AIT is focused on a few highly specialised Research Areas. The AIT is thus very specifically positioned within the international research community, signalling its intention to play a leading role in these Research Areas.
As an Ingenious Partner to industry and public institutions, AIT is already researching and developing the technologies, methods and tools of tomorrow ‑ paving the way for the innovations of the day after tomorrow.
The Republic of Austria (through the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) has a share of 50.46%, while the Federation of Austrian Industries owns 49.54% of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology through the VFFI (Verein zur Förderung von Forschung und Innovation - "Association to Promote Research and Innovation").
In Austria, there are over 1100 employees - largely based at the main facilities Vienna Tech Gate, Vienna TECHbase, Seibersdorf, Wr. Neustadt, Ranshofen, Graz and Leoben – working on the development of those tools, technologies and solutions for Austrian industry considered to be of future relevance and which comply with the institute's motto "Tomorrow Today". Seibersdorf is also where the two wholly-owned subsidiaries "Seibersdorf Labor GmbH", which offers laboratory and other services, and "Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf GmbH", are located.