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Corporate Partners

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.

PÖTTINGER, a family-owned Austrian company, specializes in grassland management, arable farming, and digital agricultural technology. What started out 150 years ago as a small craftsman's business has grown exponentially into an internationally successful agricultural technology company. For many years, the company has been the world's No. 1 leader in loader wagons. PÖTTINGER develops dependable equipment and services tailored to meet its customers' needs.



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.



Net4ALL creates websites and online stores for startups, medium-sized companies, public institutions and authorities. The services offered range from the conception and creation of the web design, to programming and technical support during operation. Systems such as TYPO3, WordPress or Shopware are used, but Net4ALL also offers individual programming of web applications. With online marketing (search engine optimization, social media marketing and content marketing), the agency ensures that companies become known and thus gain new customers.


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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