LIT Open Innovation Center.

The Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) brings the JKU's technological creativity under one roof.

How can we meet future challenges in a digital world? How can expertise, knowledge, and innovation processes be designed more effectively and more efficiently in a small country such as Austria?

The LIT Open Innovation Center (OIC) is a research and development center focused on collaboration projects and projects with companies at the interface of science, academia, and companies in the fields of

  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Robot Intelligence
  • IT Security
  • Information Technology
  • Industry 4.0

Together with the LIT Factory, the LIT OIC serves as an open platform to explore, develop, demonstrate and strengthen the potential digitization technologies and create cross-industry solutions for products and production processes.

LIT Open Innovation Center


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Open Innovation Center

E-Mail Address

At the Interface of Research and Business

The JKU's new LIT Open Innovation Center will be "the" place in Upper Austria to transfer of state-of-the-art university expertise to society in general and to businesses and companies. The LIT OIC serves as a modern collaboration platform where interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research groups can exchange information to advance and drive technology. 


Knowledge Transfer

In addition to creating a positive atmosphere designed to support and foster collaboration and cooperation, scientists, academics and researchers have an opportunity to transfer knowledge by actively talking and communicating about their respective current research at a number of internal and external events.


Open Space Creates Research Collaboration

In addition to new or more involved (research) collaboration efforts with and among existing partner companies, the interdisciplinary exchange process fosters active start-up & spin-off companies.


Event 31.10.2019

Lecture Series Artificial Intelligence

The "Lecture Series Artificial Intelligence" hosts lecturers from different scientific disciplines and backgrounds. While it is mandatory for first semester AI Bachelor students, it is open to everyone with an interest in AI. Talks always start on Tuesday at 14:00 h in Lecture Hall 1 except explicitly announced otherwise.

Event 13.11.2019

LIT Lectures 13. November 2019 

Thinking cars, subways on computer chips, atoms’ fingerprints – if you want to know, what JKU research is all about, you are cordially invited to join the LIT Lecture Series!

News 17.10.2019

Grand Opening of the LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab

A demonstration of a live computer hack showed just why it is important to have a Secure and Correct Systems Lab.