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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology


Type of Organisation: R&D company
Origin Country:Austria
Contact:Mr. Christian Chimani
Tel.: +43 50550-6282


AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its seven Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: Energy, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control, Low-Emission Transport, Technology Experience and Innovation Systems & Policy. Throughout the whole of Austria – in particular at the main locations Vienna Giefinggasse, Seibersdorf, Wiener Neustadt, Ranshofen and Leoben – around 1,400 employees carry out research on the development of those tools, technologies and solutions that will keep Austria’s economy fit for the future in line with our motto “Tomorrow Today”.

Center for Low-Emission Transport

Mobility is a core pillar of human society and therefore a central factor in our economic system. At the AIT Center for Low-Emission Transport, around 150 experts are working on solutions for sustainable, safe, intelligent and thus future-proof mobility. The focus of the research and development work is on material-based lightweight design, on the electrification of the propulsion train and the storage of electrical energy, as well as on a resilient and safe transport infrastructure. This also includes environmentally compatible and intelligent production technologies for mobility components. Comprehensive system know-how, scientific excellence, state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure and many years of international experience enable AIT experts to drive innovations in the field of climate-friendly mobility and thus to serve industry and society already today with the solutions of tomorrow.

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

  • 3beLiEVe: Delivering the 3b-generation of LNMO cells for the xEV market of 2025 and beyond
  • Assets4Rail: Measuring and monitoring devices for railway assets
  • BE OPEN: European Forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport
  • ENLIGHT: Enhaced Lightwight Design
  • FRC_Lightweight_Doors: Flightworrthy Flusch & Lightweight doors for unpressurized Fast Rotorcraft
  • FUTURE-RADAR: define and promote research priorities for sustainable road transport in Europe
  • InSPIRe: Innovative Systems to Prevent Ice on Regional Aircraft
  • IModBatt: Industrial Modular Battery Pack Concept Addressing High Energy Density, Environmental Friendliness, Flexibility and Cost Efficiency for Automotive Applications
  • IPSILON: ICT tools, Practices and Services for Interoperable LOgistics Networks
  • NO-ICE-Rotor: Development and demonstration of materials and manufacturing process for ultra high reliability electric Anti-ice/De-ice thermal layers for high strain rotor blades and airframe sections of a civil tilt-rotor
  • QUIET: QUalifying and Implementing a user-centric designed and EfficienT e-vehicle
  • SETRIS: Strengthening European Transport Research & Innovation Strategies
  • SHOW: Shared automation operating models for worldwide adoption
  • SOLIFLY: Multifunctional aircraft components with integrated semi-solid state battery
  • SUSTAINair: Lightweight, multifunctional and intelligent airframe parts