Welcome to the Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD) !

Founded in October 2015, the Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD) is a new interdisciplinary research and teaching institute bridging management and engineering by focusing at the intersection of Quality, Innovation and the Circular Economy.

You may find detailed information about the history, vision and research publications of the IQD, as well as an overview of our lectures via the menu bar at the top of this page. 

A quick overview of our most important contact information is provided in the box to the right. Please visit our team site for more detailed contact information of our staff members.

Office Times:

Mo-Thu: 07.30 am - 16.30 pm
Fr: 07.30 am - 12.00 pm

For visitors from abroad we recommend to follow our travel guide which can be downloaded here:

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Institute for Integrated Quality Design

Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Science Park 3, 5. Floor, Room 521-2

Phone number:

+43 732 2468 5521


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News 11.02.2019

Vacancy at our institute

ProjektmitarbeiterIn mit Diplom/Master oder Doktorat/Ph.D.
im vollen Beschäftigungsausmaß
(befristete Einstellung bis 31.10.2021)

News 13.11.2018

Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) 2018

Join us at the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on 8th of November 13:00 (CET) where we will speak about the...

News 01.11.2018

The IQD signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment unites businesses, governments, and other organisations behind a common vision and targets to address...

News 14.09.2018

Cradle to Cradle Congress 2018

IQD participated in the Cradle to Cradle Congress 2018 at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (14-15 September). The event with about 800 people is the...

Professor Erik Hansen - winner of the Upper Austrian Achievement Award 2017

Find more videos featuring the IQD on our Youtube-Channel!

Meet us at events!

Conferences and Seminars are a perfect opportunity to get in contact with our team. 

Integrated Quality Design Project

Students analyse the meaning of the concepts Smart Products, Materials Circularity, Products-as-a-Service, or Beyond Obsolescence, and how these trends affect corporate product development. Based on this, they develop a guideline of a new service ("Innovation Audit") on the respective innovation trend for our corporate partner Quality Austria. For more information click here.