Many of todays challenges are difficult to cope with alone. Therefore, we bring together different disciplines by closely cooperating with university institutes, research facilities and companies so that our customers profit from the special competences.

Research Facilities

AIT ist Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organization (RTO) and belongs to the first league worldwide in many of their areas of research.

Fraunhofer Austria – Innovative solutions for the today of tomorrow

Fraunhofer Austria is a subcompany of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – the leading organisation for applied sciences in Europe. They orient their applied research projects always to the needs of Austria’s industry and economy.

The Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory strives to promote scientific research in the field of metaheuristics for solving business, engineering, and biomedical problems. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, science and software development and wish to encourage close cooperation between industrialists and academics. We also develop and maintain HeuristicLab (, an open source software framework for heuristic and evolutionary optimization, which we hope will attract new users and practitioners.

The Institute of Bioinformatics conducts internationally renowned research and offers a sound education in bioinformatics. His research focuses on the development and application of machine learning and statistical methods in biology and medicine

Their research focuses on basic problems in visual computing and is strongly linked to various disciplines, such as computational optics and visual analytics for natural and life sciences.

Our activities and activities are:

  • Research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Accessibility / Disability and Assistive Technologies
  • Teaching for students of computer science (Bachelor and Master) and elective subject teaching for all students of the JKU on the research areas
  • Service & Support Center for students with disabilities and / or chronic illnesses in close cooperation with publishers, the Rectorate and the LVA leaders / institutes of the JKU

The Institute of Productions and Logistics Management focuses on quantitative methods for decision support in operations, logistics, and supply chain management in research and teaching.

The institute for system engineering and automatisation is part of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. It focuses on the education in the areas software processes, requirements engineering, production lines and quality assurance..

The institute for system software works on programming languages, compilers, software engineering methods, plug-in components, software tools and web development.

The first contact point for all questions concerning logistics and industrial networks. In cooperation with research facilities, the Logistikum contributes to topics such as environment, infrastructure, process management, etc.

The Institute Production and Operations Management with International Focus of the University of Vienna wants to develop smart methods for complex problems in production planning & control as well as in Supply Chain Management.

PROFACTOR is an applied research company with headquarters in Steyr and Vienna. The company conducts applied production research in the field of industrial assistive systems and additive micro/nano manufacturing.

RISC is an institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz and does basic research in the area of symbolic computations. RISC played an important role in the foundation and the further development of the Softwarepark.

The Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH) is one of the biggest independent research centres in Austria. Since the SCCH was founded in 1999 it has focused on application-oriented research in the Softwarepark Hagenberg and is a prime example of an effective chain of innovation. The SCCH is a COMET-K1 competence centre. One of the SCCH‘s current main research topics is production research – Industry 4.0.


Bluesource – mobile solutions gmbh develops and operates solutions for all areas of mobile marketing.

Business Upper Austria is the Upper Austrian government’s location agency. We are an innovation driver and the first contact partner for companies in Austria and abroad to whom we offer customised solutions for their investment and innovation projects. We help steer economic and research policy.

DS Automotion is an international system supplier and manufacturer of automated guided vehicles for various industrial sectors.

ENGEL convinces with the experience and know-how of the world market leader in plastics machines. With proven and innovative injection molding machines from 280 kN to 55000 kN clamping force, hydraulic, all-electric, horizontal and vertical solutions.

Fill is an international special machinery and plant construction company for various industrial sectors in Gurten in the Innviertel, Upper Austria.

GS1 Austria is the sole representative of the worldwide unique identification system for locations, articles, shipping units, etc. The GS1 system is the basis for electronic business data exchange and standardization of messages and business processes between companies.

Industrie Informatik is an internationally successful software company offering manufacturing optimization solutions for industrial companies.

That’s the ILL …

  • Logistics service providers along the entire supply chain of our customers
  • Complete provider of logistics
  • Specialist in industrial logistics

SAP is a wide field. Solutions are needed that are close to the customer. That’s why well-known companies trust in INFORMATICS as an SAP consultant.

Whether sport or industry, entertainment or media. In collaboration with the abatec group AG, inmotiotec has developed a position-measuring precision instrument that is unlike any other in the world.

FAW is an institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz, which primarly does basic research. The FAW GmbH offers product- and vendor-independent competences in the areas information management, software- und Web Engineering and database technologies.

LCM is the partner for research and development of new products and optimization of existing technical products, systems and processes for national and international production plants. LCM supports its customers from the generation of ideas and feasibility studies to support at the beginning of serial production. Its infrastructure allows the manufacture of prototypes and small batches. The hard and software developments in the fields of simulation, optimization, measuring technology and data transfer make it possible to design next-generation products and processes for customers and with them. The specific expertise of the LCM staff in the specialist field of mechatronics is the basis of research and development partnerships as well as the creation of new, smart, networked or autonomous systems for the production industry.


Magna is a mobility technology company—the only automotive supplier with deep systems knowledge and expertise across the entire vehicle.

Friction linings from the Miba Friction Group are crucial performance elements in clutches and brakes in the international vehicle and machine industry. Through continuous new development and further development, they make a major contribution to increasing the efficiency of clutch and brake systems.

Netural offers proven solutions for the digitization of success-critical business operations. They match their high-performance software components to meet the individual needs of the customers

The newspaper Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (OÖN or OÖNachrichten) is a nationwide subscription newspaper based in Linz.

OMV produced and markets oil and gas, innovative energy solutions and high-quality petrochemical products – in a responsible manner. With consolidated sales of EUR 20 billion and a workforce of around 20,700 in 2017, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies.

Salinen Austria AG is one of the leading salt producers in Europe. With the focus on salt specialties, it leads the 7,000-year-old tradition of salt mining in the Salzkammergut into the future.

Our company, founded in 1996, is positioned in the information technology service sector with a focus on IT infrastructure & network solutions. The close cooperation with the Research and Technology Center Softwarepark Hagenberg allows our customers to benefit from the latest information technology concepts.

Sigma Software Solutions is responsible for the management of IT projects, the analysis of the requirements of all relevant interfaces as well as the development of viable architecture.

SYMPTOMA is a search engine for diseases. Doctors can find the appropriate causes based on symptoms.

As Europe’s second largest company in the pick-up and delivery wholesaling industry, we are experienced professionals when it comes to offering the best solutions to local gastronomy.

UAR aims to transfer knowledge and technology from research to business. Promising results in basic reasearch are further developed to technologies, products or services in cooperation with other companies. As a consequence, UAR enforces innovation in Upper Austrian companies and contributes to raise the competitiveness within the region.

Varian Oncology Systems’ mission is to innovate, support and simplify cancer-fighting solutions everywhere so we can realize our vision of living in a cancer-free world.

voestalpine Wire Rod produces wire rod for the highest quality standards.

voestalpine SIGNALING is a trend-setter and technology leader in the field of innovative point operating, locking and monitoring technology, signaling solutions, along with diagnostic systems for fixed assets and rolling stock.

WFL Millturn Technologies GmbH & Co. KG is the world leader in the field of complete machining.

Public Organisations

The Automotive Cluster brings together the potential and expertise of our partners. This increases your innovative strength and international competitiveness. The requirements of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the focus of our strategy.

Every year, 215,000 outpatients are cared for at the Linz Card Center.

The University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg offers study programmes in media and computer science. RISC Software GmbH offers students internships and diploma theses, which are an excellent basis for a regular employement. Moreover, some of our employees give classes at the University.

The University of Applied Sciences in Steyr offers their students a modern, practical-oriented education in management, which rely on state-of-the-art research and are internationally renowned.

At the FH OÖ Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Wels, there are 13 Bachelor’s and 11 Master’s degree programs in Engineering and Environment.

The St. Pölten UAS LLC is locally anchored, globally connected and stands for qualitative academic education in the departments of Rail Technology and Mobility, Health Sciences, Computer Science and Security, Media and Digital Technologies, Media and Economics, and Social Sciences.

The Oö. Gesundheits- und Spitals-AG (gespag), with a market share of around 29%, is Upper Austria’s largest hospital provider and operates 6 hospitals at 8 locations. With the Salzkammergut-Klinikum and Steyr there are two main hospitals under the general hospitals.

The International Master Program “Universal Computing and Business” is flexibly organized so that international students with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Computer Science (or related fields such as Computer Science, Business Informatics, Mechatronics, etc.) can participate in the program and obtain a Master of Science Degree according to the EU standard.

The ITC is a cross-industry network of companies in which IT plays a major value-adding role. The ITC strengthens the innovative power and competitiveness of IT manufacturers, service providers and users.

JKU offers studies and further education in technology, law and economics.

The Kepler University Hospital is Austria’s second largest hospital and unites around 50 medical departments and specialists from all health professions. The Med Campus site offers patients the full breadth of surgical, conservative and diagnostic services.

The courses include industrial logistics, metallurgy, petroleum engineering and applied geosciences.

RICAM focuses on basic research in applied mathematics.

The Softwarepark is one of the most successful technology centers in Austria and combines business, research and education. Talking in figures that means that 40 companies, 8 research facilities, over 1.300 students and more than 1.000 employees.

TIM is an initiative of State Upper Austria and Econimic Chamber of Upper Austria to improve knowledge and technology transfer between SMEs and scientific research institutions. This is implemented by Business Upper Austria and the Wirtschaftskammer OÖ.

The transport and transport division represents the interests of all transport companies in Austria. Our members are active in the transport of passengers and goods in all modes of transport. The transport of goods by road, buses, taxi and rental cars, railways, shipping, aviation, freight forwarding, cable cars, garages, gas stations and driving schools employ more than 200,000 people.