"Responsible Technology" best summarizes the LIT's visionary approach to technology as research conducted here encompasses a holistic approach. It's not just about technical innovation, but also about scientifically debating the social, economic, health and legal impact as well as the effects, outcomes, and consequences. This requires both core skills and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Created as an interdisciplinary institute and as part of a matrix structure, the LIT is a professional setting designed to provide researchers from different engineering institutes and faculties a unique opportunity to work together. High quality, interdisciplinary research is conducted in various fields of engineering and technology and "calls for proposals" help to provide funding to stimulate cutting-edge research. The LIT's value system is defined by excellence and performance-based financing.
The LIT gives student a unique opportunity to study with and alongside some of Austria's best researchers, focusing on topics of the future that include Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems, the Circular Economy, and Digital Transformation.
In addition to project-oriented funding via LIT Calls, the planned "LIT Research Lab" will be a permanent research center located at the Linz Institute of Technology and will focus on selected topics.
This is where cross-disciplinary academic/scientists and faculty members work alongside company representatives to not only share their expertise and resources, but also create successful synergies.