AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH


  • Research and education institutions
  • Founded in: 2009
  • Type: Non-university research institute
  • Focus: Applied research
  • Research area: Agricultural biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biological sciences, Environmental biotechnology, Medical and health sciences, Medical engineering
  • Cluster Membership: Styria, LISAvienna, Life Sciences Tirol, MedTech-Cluster
  • Profile:

    The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria´s largest non-university research institute, is among the European research institutes a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. As an Ingenious Partner to industry and public istitutions, AIT is already researching and developing the technologies, methods and tools of tomorrow paving the way for the innovations of the day after tomorrow.

    In Austria, there are about 1260 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.

    The Republic of Austria (through the Federal Ministry of 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").

  • R&D:

    AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations fpr the next generation of infrastructure related technologies on the fields health & environment, energy, mobility and safety & security.


  • Services:

    AIT is a strong partner for innovation in the health sector. AIT is focusing on the latest technology and innovative approaches to assist older people in their everyday lives and to support clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. Our Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies enable comfort and safety at home for elderly people. Furthermore, AIT experts develop telemonitoring solutions for a patient centered, flexible and efficient treatment process (e-health).