The JKU is working together with other universities to support local companies’ digitization efforts.
In November - and under of the auspices of Austrian Federal Minister Martin Kocher, State Secretary Florian Tursky, TU Vienna Vice-Rector Johannes Fröhlich Fröhlich, JKU Vice-Rector Christopher Lindinger, and Claudia Schickling (AI5Production coordinator) - the AI5production Hub, opens an external URL in a new window opened. Over the next three years, AI5production will enable Austrian SMEs (up to 3,000 employees) to benefit from the Linz Center of Mechatronics Ltd.’s application-oriented expertise free of charge.
The Vienna-coordinated Hub consists of over a dozen companies located in Vienna and Upper Austria, covering a diverse spectrum of topics. In addition to larger universities, such as the JKU, TU Vienna, and University of Vienna, the AIT, Profactor and several competence centers and industrial partners are also involved with the Hub. Austrian companies can take advantage of free access to research infrastructure and academic expertise through the Hub to help drive the company’s digital transformation forward. There are also support services to assist in the search for investment financing related to the topic of digitization.
AI5production covers four areas: Digital Design, Digital Production, Cyber Security, AI for Industry 5.0.
An EU Initiative
The Hub is part of the European Digital Innovation Hub, opens an external URL in a new window, created to support digital transformation. Successful digital transformation requires innovation services, such as funding consultation, training sessions, and developing skills. Environmental issues are also taken into account, particularly in regard to energy consumption and low CO2 emissions.
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