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LIT Open Innovation Center.

The co-working space at the JKU campus pools expertise and skillsets found in academia and in the business community, creating an ecosystem to support cutting-edge technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Located in the 8,000 m2 of open office space, the transdisciplinary research labs and companies, opens an external URL in a new window at the LIT OIC are united by a common focus on technological innovation and how to apply findings to real-world applications.

Constructed in 2019, the contemporary building is a place to conduct research and development in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robot Intelligence, IT Security, Information Electronics, and Industry 4.0.

Together with the LIT Factory, the LIT OIC is an open platform designed to not only conduct research into the potential of advancing digitalization, but also create cross-industry solutions and manufacture innovative products.


Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

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MON-THURS: 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM

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Companies, SMEs, and Start-Up Businesses

[Translate to Englisch:] Mann mit VR Brille

LIT Research Labs

[Translate to Englisch:] LIT Lab

Become a Member


People & Stories

[Translate to Englisch:] Greiner

Open Innovation in Science


LIT Factory

[Translate to Englisch:] LIT Factory

Workshops and Events

[Translate to Englisch:] Founders.Week

Art & Science

[Translate to Englisch:] Schaukasten Kunstinstallation

Funding for Entrepreneurs

[Translate to Englisch:] Gründer*innen


News 23.02.2023

Winner of the AI School of the Year at JKU Linz's AI Program

As part of the Federal Competition for Artificial Intelligence, or BWKI, which was organized by the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence (ASAI) and sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), an AI course was offered to high school students. At the course, students were able to acquire practical knowledge about Machine Learning and Deep Learning, the key technologies for modern AI, and put it into interactive tests. In the process, the participants from Vienna's HTL Rennweg scored by far the most points in all of Austria, earning them the title of AI School of the Year. Their computer science teacher DI Dr. Harald Zainzinger motivated the students to this remarkable achievement as part of the free subject Artificial Intelligence.

Together with the BWKI winning team of the prize "AI for Green" from HTL Spengergasse, the winners visited the poster session of the master theses of the AI study at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) on 19.01.2023.

This allowed them to get in direct contact with the students and ask questions about their research and research results. This gave the students an insight into current research and information about what development opportunities the AI program at JKU offers. It was a valuable experience for the students and a great opportunity to network, talk to professors and students and also meet representatives of ÖH-JKU. This gave the students an unusually direct and deep insight into research topics at JKU, which everyone involved found very enriching.

We would like to thank the BWKI team at ASAI, DI Dr. Bernhard Nessler,

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bernhard Moser, Valentina Lackstätter and the organizer of the AI poster session Dr. Sebastian Lehner from the Institute for Machine Learning & LIT AI Lab for the great collaboration and we are looking forward to offering more joint events in the future in cooperation between ASAI and ELLIS Unit Linz / JKU and to give students in Austria the opportunity to develop their talents and interests in AI.



News 10.01.2023

ELLIS research programs: Two new proposals accepted

Great news! We are excited to announce that the proposals ‘Machine Learning for
Molecule Discovery’ and ‘Learning for Graphics and Vision’ have been accepted as new ELLIS programs.
They will push the scientific boundaries of their respective areas by fostering exchange and research
collaborations among outstanding researchers in Europe.

The OIC "Winterfest" 2022