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Partnerships and Projects

Over 60 innovative partnership projects have been launched at the LIT OIC community since opening in 2019.

We aim to create points of contact between stakeholders and key players in science and industry. To this end, formal exchange is just as important as informal exchange at casual networking events and by targeting community management.


Read some of our success stories here:

Focusing on Knowledge Transfer: Digital Transformation

OIC experts in research and professional practice discussed key aspects to shape digital transformation, including the human factor, as well as current perspectives regarding opportunities and challenges. During the first meeting, deep discussions with experts at the World Café sparked exciting discourse. Additional highlights included topics such as a socio-technical perspective regarding transformational process, the current digitization process in Austria, and the challenges of using AI at companies.



[Translate to Englisch:] Expert group


UpdateSocial - an initiative by the LIT Sustainable Transformation Management Lab to bring people from different sectors of society together to work on issues that include nursing, caregiving, support, inclusion, social cohesion, and social climate protection.

Within 48 hours, this Open Social Innovation event involving 200 participants and 55 experts generated a total of 38 approaches to initiate solutions. Initiated by the Linz Institute of Technology at the JKU and Volkshilfe OÖ, opens an external URL in a new window, the project was funded by the Ludwig Boltzmann Society, opens an external URL in a new window.

[Translate to Englisch:] Thomas Gegenhuber und volles Stufenforum im LIT OIC

The Student Plastics Challenge

Initiated by the LIT Open Innovation Center, Teach for Austria, opens an external URL in a new window, and the Chair for Marketing and in partnership with industrial partners in plastics, the 2023 Student Plastics Challenge focused on raising awareness in the area sustainability, one of the most important challenges facing our society today. The companies' challenges were designed to encourage teams of students to think critically about the plastic industry's role in attaining sustainable development goals and developing ways to implement sustainable practices. A jury of experts in the area of academia and industry selected the best idea as the winner of the challenge.


[Translate to Englisch:] Gruppenfoto

How to Explain AI

Research as part of the participative project "How to Explain AI" at the LIT Robopsychology Labs aims to bring citizens, artists, and AI experts together to better understand AI in the general population. The project will also explore ways to positively influence this understanding by means of innovative educational intervention(s).

[Translate to Englisch:] how to explain ai

Predicting Epilepsy using Artificial Intelligence

The institutes of Business Informatics – Software Engineering and Machine Learning at the Johannes Kepler University Linz have come together with the Department of Neurology at the Kepler University Hospital (KUK) Linz and the artificial intelligence specialists FiveSquare, opens an external URL in a new window to work on a globally unique method to predict epileptic seizures.


[Translate to Englisch:] Epilepsia

Digital Strategy

Start-up partnerships to digitally boost industry: OIC members and JKU AI start-up FiveSquare, opens an external URL in a new window have joined forces with PÖTTINGER Landtechnik Ltd., opens an external URL in a new window to develop digital strategies in support of agricultural technology manufacturing that not only takes the potential of data in connection with AI into account, but also involves those at the company


[Translate to Englisch:] Kooperation

Software Variant Diversity for Automation Systems

So, how do you master a multitude of machine variants and software as part of a digitized and globalized world? Experts at industry heavyweight Primetals Technologies, opens an external URL in a new window and at the LIT Cyber-Physical Systems Lab at the Johannes Kepler University Linz have come together at a Christian Doppler Lab to explore this question in particular.


[Translate to Englisch:] Eröffnung

A Co-Innovation Lab Based at the LIT Open Innovation Center

In the future, software will be fully automated, auto-healing, and auto-protected. Dynatrace, opens an external URL in a new window and the LIT Cyber-Physical Systems Lab created a joint co-innovation research lab based on this vision. The partnership between business and academia will advance application-oriented, base-knowledge research in the field of software intelligence.

[Translate to Englisch:] Co-Innovation Lab