The LIT Open Innovation Center.

Technological creativity under one roof at the JKU Linz Institute of Technology (LIT).

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.

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LIT Open Innovation Center

Address

Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


At the Interface of Research and the Economy

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.

 

News
News 14.09.2020

Advanced Machine Learning for Innovative Drug Discovery-Projekt (AIDD)

The dramatic increase in using of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning methods in different fields of science becomes an essential asset in the development of the chemical industry, including pharmaceutical, agro biotech, and other chemical companies. However, the application of AI in these fields is not straightforward and requires excellent knowledge of chemistry. Thus, there is a strong need to train and prepare a new generation of scientists who have skills both in machine learning and in chemistry and can advance medicinal chemistry, which is the prime goal of the AIDD proposal. Research WPs include sixteen topics selected to cover the key innovative directions in machine learning in chemistry. Fellows employed will be supervised by academics who have excellent complementary expertise and contributed some of the fundamental AI algorithms which are used billions of times per day in the world, and leading EU Pharma companies who are in charge of new medicine and public health. All developed methods can be used individually but will also contribute to an integrated "One Chemistry" model that can predict outcomes ranging from different properties to molecule generation and synthesis. Training on various modalities allows the model to understand how to intertwine chemistry and biology to develop a new drug making its design robust and explainable. All partners agreed to make their software open source. It will boost the field and will provide the broadest possible dissemination of the results both to the academy and industry, including SMEs. The network will offer comprehensive, structured training through a well-elaborated Curriculum, online courses, and six Schools. The IP policy and commercial exploitation of the project results have the highest priority supported by intellectual property asset management organizations. Comprehensive public engagement activities will complement the dissemination of results to the scientific community.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956832.

The project will start on January 1st, 2021

Event 20.01.2021

LIT Lectures on January 20, 2021  

If you want to learn more about what research at the JKU looks like, we would like to extend an invitation to attend the LIT Lecture Series!

Events
Event 20.01.2021

LIT Lectures on January 20, 2021  

If you want to learn more about what research at the JKU looks like, we would like to extend an invitation to attend the LIT Lecture Series!

Event 16.09.2020

LIT Lectures on September 16, 2020  

If you want to learn more about what research at the JKU looks like, we would like to extend an invitation to attend the LIT Lecture Series!