About us

LIT Factory = 

  • An Austrian Pilot Plant for Smart Process Engineering and Production (I4.0)
  • Funded Major Project in Austria (Austrian State Ministry, State of Upper Austria, City of Linz, Partner Companies)
  • Organizational Unit at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU)
  • Open Cluster for Research, Development, Education, Training, Demonstrations and Innovation

LIT Factory = High-tech research platform and center of excellence in product and production research to

... educate, explore and demonstrate potential technological advancements in digitization for smart cross-industry products and processes

Disseminate and diffuse technology

Reinforce existing strengths

Transfer research findings into innovative products

Shorten the ‘time-to-market’ period

Collaborate with industrial companies and SMEs

Create smart benefits for partner companies, mankind, the environment and the economy.


Smart processing technologies for the entire value network:

Digitizing companies

Raw material manufacturers

Plastics machinery manufacturers

Plastics processors and converters

OEMs and end customers

Smart cross-industry products, such as:

Lightweight constructions for green-mobility

Circular and plastic recycling economy

Composite technologies for durable building construction

Agile exoskeletons, eLegs and eArms for humanitarian objectives