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.

Logo LIT Open Innovation Center

LIT Open Innovation Center


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Open Innovation Center

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 14.09.2020

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

The new Innovative Training Network (ITN) "Advanced Machine Learning for Innovative Drug Discovery" is coordinated by our project partner in munich (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich). The project is funded by the European Union within the framework of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie actions with 3.93 million Euro.

News 30.09.2020

The LIT OIC Introduces Itself: Software Competence Center Hagenberg Ltd.

An interview with the two managing directors at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg Ltd. talk about the advantages of working at the LIT OIC.

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!

News 11.09.2020

AI Research: Start of the ELLIS Program

The first ELLIS units are scheduled to begin on September 15 and the JKU Unit managed by Prof. Sepp Hochreiter will be part of the program. The international launch will be broadcast live on YouTube between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.