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The LIT OIC stands for low-threshold bridge-building between science, academia, business and society. This is where researchers and business representatives work side-by-side.

An Overview of Corporate Companies, SMEs, Start-Up und Spin-Offs Companies

The LIT OIC gives companies creative and free space to network and communicate, contact science & academia, and opportunities to collaborate on a long-term basis as well as conduct research.


Dynatrace Inc.

Dynatrace is global market leader in software intelligence. Founded in Linz, Austria in 2005, we have grown from a small start-up company to one of the fastest growing SaaS companies on the planet. Our product – a multi-cloud observability solution – assists over 2,300 customers from around the world to accelerate their digital transformation by monitoring, optimizing and scaling any application in any cloud. This ultimately helps millions of people on a daily basis in areas such as banking transactions, while traveling, shopping, and in the healthcare sector.

Silicon Austria Labs Ltd.

Unfold the Future. Freedom for Innovation. Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is Austria's top research center for electronics-based systems (EBS). The application-oriented center offers collaborative research at three locations - Graz, Linz and Villach - and in four future-oriented research areas: System Integration, Sensor Systems, RF Systems, and Power Electronics. In a network of science and industry, we conduct world-class research and lay the foundation for ground-breaking products and processes. SAL aims to increase Austria's international impact and visibility in the field of microelectronics and electronics-based systems and develop it into an attractive and leading location. SAL conducts research in key, enabling technologies to support edge computing in applications such as industrial IOT, autonomous vehicles and systems, smart devices, and smart homes.

K1 Center Chemical Systems Engineering (CHASE)

Under the leadership of the Johannes Kepler University and part of the LIT Factory, the new K1 Competence Center CHASE (Chemical Systems Engineering) has locations in Linz and Vienna. As a unique center consisting of a consortium that includes over 20 internationally successful partners in industry and academia, CHASE is involved in projects that include the efficient use of plastic waste streams and developing new sensors to better control chemical plants. When it comes to improving sustainable industrial processes as well as a valuable contributions to safeguarding chemical and process technologies in Austria, our contributions are invaluable.

PÖTTINGER Landtechnik Ltd.

The Austrian family-owned company PÖTTINGER is a specialist in grassland management, arable farming and digital agricultural technology. From a small handicraft business founded more than 150 years ago, an internationally successful agricultural technology company has developed. For many years, the company has been the world's No. 1 in loader wagons. PÖTTINGER develops reliable equipment and services that are precisely tailored to the needs of its customers.



Kapsch BusinessCom Inc

Kapsch BusinessCom is Austria's leading ICT solution & service provider as well as digitization partner. BusinessCom combines innovative strength, certified technology expertise and industry expertise as a consultant and business engineer. In the DACH region, Romania and the Czech Republic, the company develops new end-to-end business models with its customers using connectivity, IoT platforms, individual AI applications and software applications. The Kapsch Cyber Defense Center ensures data protection. The digitalization partner supports its international customers in their cloud transformation journey as well as in the development of smart spaces and smart offices. The basis is its many years of experience as a market leader for network solutions, collaboration, data center infrastructure, security and managed services combined with the technologies of international manufacturers that include Cisco, Microsoft and HPE.


RISC Software Ltd.

Established in 1992, Prof. Bruno Buchberger created RISC Software Ltd. to support business development by conducting research and development. Core competencies lie in the unique use of symbolic computing, mathematics and informatics as part of business areas to support logistics informatics, industrial software applications, medical informatics and the competence areas of data management and analytics to find and develop real-world software solutions. 80% of the company is owned by the Johannes Kepler University Linz while Upper Austrian Research Ltd (a leading research company in Upper Austria) owns 20%.

Software Competence Center Hagenberg Ltd.

The Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (SCCH) is an application-oriented research institution focusing on AI-driven Software Systems and Engineering. As a COMET competence center, SCCH collaborates with numerous companies and scientific partners, bringing the latest research findingsfrom the fields of software and data science to industry. Outside of COMET, SCCH is also active in other nationally and internationally funded research projects as well as commissioned projects by companies. SCCH places great importance on scientific networking with universities and research institutions. The location at the LIT OIC supports stronger cooperation with the company's main scientific/academic partner, the JKU.

Erema Ltd.

EREMA is a world leader in developing and producing plastics recycling machines and system components. Together with PURE LOOP, 3S, UMAC and PLASMAC, we form the EREMA Group. Started in 1983 as a pioneer in the industry, over 6000 of our systems are now in use around the world. Customers appreciate EREMA's degree of innovation, robustnessm and operational reliability.

voestalpine Stahl Ltd.

The Steel Division is the first point of contact for major automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide when it comes to high-quality steel strip. It is also one of the most important partners to the European white goods and mechanical engineering industries. The Steel Division produces heavy plates for applications under the most extreme conditions in the energy sector, supporting the oil & gas industry and renewable energy generation with custom solutions.

Reqpool Ltd.

ReqPOOL is an independent consulting firm specializing in digitalization. As independent consultants for software strategy, software acquisition, and software innovation, ReqPOOL advises customers along the most important phases of their technological transformation. Our goal is the success of the companies' projects and the company itself. Together with the client, we define the software and find the best implementer to support a successful software project. The result of our hard work is software that contributes significantly and sustainably to business success and the success of our customers. Founded in Austria, the ReqPOOL Group has been advising companies both large and small in the entire DACH region with its subsidiaries innovation concept GmbH and IT Sparrow UG since 2001.

Rico Group

RICO GROUP is a global premium full-range supplier for individual elastomer and plastic projects. The injection molds and components are used in a wide variety of industries, such as medical technology, the automotive industry or the sanitary industry. With a total of four locations, the Group forms an internationally powerful technology and production network

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The motan group based in Constance was founded in 1947. As leading provider for sustainable raw material handling, they operate in the areas injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion and compounding. Innovative, modular system solutions for storage, drying and crystallisation, conveying, dosing, and mixing of raw materials for the plastics manufacturing and processing industries are part of the application orientated product range. Production takes place at different production sites in Germany, India, and China. motan-colortronic distribute their products and system solutions via their regional centres. With over 540 employees currently, a yearly turnover of roughly 132 million euros is achieved. Because of their network and long-standing experience, motan can offer their customers what they really need: Individually tailored solutions with real added value.


EDL Anlagenbau Ltd.

EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH, headquartered in Leipzig, is one of Germany's leading technology-oriented plant engineering companies and can look back on more than 100 years of company history of Edeleanu and Chemical Plant Engineering Leipzig-Grimma. Since 2003 EDL has been part of the Austrian Pörner Group and has developed into a specialist for modernizations and revamps in refineries with more than 50 major projects.

As a partner to the refining, petrochemical and chemical industries as well as the energy sector, EDL offers the complete range of engineering services from feasibility studies to turnkey plant delivery. With pioneering innovative technologies such as Power-to-X (PtX) and Biomass-to-X (BtX) for the production of sustainable synthetic fuels and chemical products or the residue and lube oil technologies, EDL creates environmentally friendly and economic solutions for its customers. More than 200 employees work at the headquarters in Leipzig and at the sites in Cologne and Dortmund.


Start-ups & Spin-offs & SMEs

qapture Ltd.

Virtualize Reality. This is the Linz-based start-up company qapture's motto. Our goal is to transfer assets from the analog to digital world. We focus on capturing production facilities and factories in a holistic way. Using state-of-the-art laser scanning, and along with the support of our robot dog "Spot", we create identical "digital twins" of buildings and plants. In addition, we provide solutions for automatic object recognition, asset tagging, and digital inventory.

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HOSS Mobility Ltd.

We work on giving mobility back to people who have disabilities. Our innovative drive concept allows us to create mobility aids that are up to any challenge. We can offer our customers a product that brings maneuverability together with off-road capabilities like no other competitor on the market.

sendance Ltd.

sendance is a spin-off company from the LIT Soft Materials Lab and focuses on developing structure-matched electronics. The first application will be the seamless integration of pressure sensors into custom-made orthopedic aids. For example, we can ensure the correct fit of a prosthesis or an orthopedic shoe quickly and permanently.

Jobiqo Ltd.

Jobiqo is the leading job board provider using an AI matching technology and combines the benefits of a scalable SaaS platform and the flexibility of a custom solution. We help global publishers, local newspapers, educational institutions, and anyone that owns job boards to reach a new level of quality and professionalism in online recruiting with our technology. With more than 100+ customers in 20+ markets globally, we have grown to be the leading job board software provider worldwide. 


myregionalfood Ltd.

myregionalfood is the new kind of farmer shops. Through our network of farmers and around the clock sales stations, we facilitate access to regional food. Our task is to provide famers with the best possible support in marketing their products by providing sales areas and customer bases, to enable a lucrative future also for small businesses. The Mühlviertler startup was founded by Nico Reindl (22) and Niklas Reisner (22) in mid-2021. The mission of myregionalfood is to promote the sales of regional products. This is intended to preserve local agriculture and the associated variety of foods for the next generations.

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FiveSquare Ltd.

With the help of artificial intelligence and data-centric algorithms, great potential can be extracted from unused datasets. We at FiveSquare put these datasets to work by improving existing products and services and by developing entirely new products. Together with our clients, we acquire solutions that increase product quality, decrease costs and constantly maximize customer satisfaction. Founded and based in Linz, our company establishes measurable customer benefits with the help of AI and Machine Learning and helps to establish the EU as an AI pioneer.


Plastic Innovation Ltd.

BE INNOVATION! Injection Molding is our passion. Product Engineering is our business. To give Support is what we love to do. Die Plastic Innovation GmbH bietet Innovationen im Bereich der Kunststofftechnik an um die Produkte ihrer Kunden zu revolutionieren. Durch die Erfahrung des Plastic Innovation Teams über verschiedene Branchen und Wertschöpfungsketten hinweg, können Herausforderungen durch Synergien und Analogien dem Zeitgeist entsprechend gelöst werden. Ein Meilenstein in der jungen Firmengeschichte war die Entwicklung des ersten Kunststoff-Fahrradrahmens mittels Wasserinnendruck-Spritzguss, der eine Sondertechnologie des Kunststoffspritzgusses ist.

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Board Service Center at ACG Research Ltd.

To date, no scientific institution has monitored corporate governance activities on the Austrian capital market, and as a result, there is no scientific evidence about current corporate governance practices. When it comes to individual implementation at companies, this means only insufficient benchmarking with regard to corporate governance is available. The Board Service Center addresses this important gap in the Austrian market and aims to provide valuable support to formalize supervisory board activities in a professional way.

Network partners

tech2b Inkubator GmbH

Tech2b provides support services, assists, and accelerates the development of innovative technology-oriented start-up projects. Admission to the tech2b program (AplusB) helps develop business ideas in a structured and targeted way and implement them on the market. Tech2b offers support services ranging from strategic consulting and mentoring to providing infrastructure and an extensive network to financially support the implementation of research findings in new products, services and companies. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk to us directly at the OIC!

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Economic Chamber of Upper Austria

The Economic Chamber and TIM offer entrepreneurs support and consultation services when drafting, planning and implementing (technological) projects from idea to implementation! We work in a practice-oriented, uncomplicated way, consider ourselves a "sparring partner" for courageous companies and have access to a broad technology, start-ups, funding, and an export network.


SCCH Strengthens Contact with the Scientific Community


The JKU and Dynatrace turn Austria into a Digitization Hotspot

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