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LIT Calls.

Twice a year, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) announces a "Call for Proposals" in support of cutting-edge research. Projects can be submitted in different project categories.

There are also special calls featuring specific objectives.


Currently open call:

LIT Office



Special LIT Call Lift_C Call for Project Proposals 

As part of an ongoing process to introduce and establish the Linz Institute for Transformative Change (LIFT_C), the institute intends to create JKU “Chairs of Excellence” and announce research calls designed to support a higher degree of interdisciplinary collaboration.

The current performance agreement with the Austrian Ministry of Science, Education & Research places the Linz Institute for Transformative Change (LIFT_C) at the crossroads in a pivotal position to not only identify, but also address, social and global challenges by conducting research from various perspectives that include standpoints in social sciences, business, law, medicine, natural sciences, engineering, and ethics.

Submission documents can be downloaded here:


Past Calls

Review of proposals

Approved Projects:

  • Oliver Bimber: Search and rescue by airborne optical sectioning
  • Johannes Brandstetter: DEEP FLOOD: Assessing hydrological extremes via deep learning
  • Oliver Brüggemann: Biocompatible graphene oxide (GO) composites for medical and agrochemical applications
  • Christoph Mayr-Dorn: How do engineers coordinate and execute crossdisciplinary changes in software-intensive mechatronical systems?
  • Frank Müh: Molecular mechanism of adhesion reduction by sandfish scales
  • Thomas Takacs: PDE-aware isogeometric discretization based on neural networks
  • Christoph Topf: Manganese catalysts for (enantioselective) redox transformations
  • Mario Waser: Asymmetric synergistic ammonium (hypo)iodite-imine catalysis

Approved Projects:

  • Moritz Brehm: Strain tuning of next-generation group-IV light emitters
  • David M. Cerna: Learning to prove by MATHematical induction: Invariant discovery aided by modern machine learning technology
  • Andreas Ebner: Molecular recognition for medical blood diagnostics
  • Martina Mara: Hands-on explainable AI
  • Marcus Reindl: Color-independent generation of maximally entangled photon states in the solid state
  • Manuela Schiek: Seamless bionic interfacing for visual neuro-prosthetics
  • Markus Sinnl: Solution algorithms for hierarchical optimization problems
  • Michael Vierhauser: Runtime monitoring for software-intensive systems

Approved Projects:

  •  Günter Klambauer: Self-normalizing networks as enabler of functional modularity in large AI systems / AI-SNN
  • Sudip Poddar: Development of design automation methods for sample preparation on two-phase droplet microfluidic labs-on-chips
  • Armando Rastelli: Entanglement-based quantum key distribution with on-demand photons generated by semiconductor quantum dots
  • Theresa Roland: Human motion sensor system for daily life and analysis ba means of AI

Finished Projects:

  • Isabella Derler: Novel control of calcium entry via light-sensitive unnatural amino acids
  • Andreas Gruber: Brain aneurysm demonstrator
  • Georg Reischauer: Ecosystem response strategies

Finished Projects:

  • Oliver Brüggemann: Chameleomers: Chameleon inspired bio-molecule-responsive structures for detection of wound healing progresses and abnormalities
  • Werner G. Müller: Exchange methods for constrained experimental design
  • Thomas Renger: Towards a multiscale simulation scheme for organic solar cells
  • Jürgen Schöftner: Refined beam models based on the boley method
  • Philipp Stadler: Conductive biopolymer carbonate reduction
  • Ioannis Toulopoulos: Numerical Simulation of incompressible Non-Newtonian flows modeled by power-law Navier-Strokes systems
  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer: Digitalisation and routine jobs: Unemployment experience and job search
  • Yuriy Zakharko: Nanocavity-coupled carbon nanotubes for quantum photonics

Approved Projects:

  • Judith Igelsböck: Upper Austrian Innovation Scripts
  • Günter Klambauer: Deep Learning for In-Silicio Toxicogenetics Testing
  • Thomas A. Klar: Sted Photochemistry
  • Georg Kofler: Digitalization and Law: The LIT Digitized Village
  • Andreas Müller: Exoskeletal Robotic Systems
  • Stefan Pirker: Recurrence CFD Simulation of Linz/Westring Pollutant Dispersion 

Finished Projects