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Research Funding "Stammtisch", November 23, 2017, 2:00 PM See: Info Sessions


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Linz Institute of Technolgy (LIT)

Engineering in Linz is widely known and recognized beyond Austria's borders. The Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) aims to be home to all of the JKU's expertise in engineering & technology, bringing research, creativity, and imagination together under one roof. The JKU collaborates successfully with a large number of internationally active companies. Over the years, these companies have become valuable cooperation partners. Joint research has evolved from over 50 years of practiced tradition at the JKU and it is the key to strengthen LIT.

Teams of interdisciplinary scientists, academics, and company representatives will come together at the LIT Open Innovation Center to re-think and shape the future. By working together with company consortia, expertise and experience will be shared, creating dynamic synergies. The nucleus will be the LIT Factory. The LIT Factory is pilot factory that supports Industry 4.0 standards. The LIT Factory will further accelerate and catalyze existing potential and build on the experience of decades-long mutual cooperation between the Johannes Kepler University and the business community.

In addition to project-oriented funding via LIT calls, the Linz Institute of Technology will house permanent research centers and research labs that will focus on selected key areas. In accordance with a joint research strategy agreement between the Upper Austrian government and the JKU, there will be strong support to create an Artificial Intelligence lab as well as an IT Security lab.
Everyday life is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence, sensor-based large-scale data analysis, cloud computing, blockchain technology, network effects, and robotics are all impacting the organization of supply chains, added value, and many other aspects of human interaction. Digitization could create a different world and LIT intends to be a driving force and a driver of development.