In this section, you can find out about the core competences and focus topics of our project partners.

Core areas & specialist fields

There are countless opportunities for joint projects between universities and companies – with excellent academic researchers for almost any economic problem, we’re sure we can pair you up with the perfect partner to find your solution! To give you an overview of the many possibilities, we would like to introduce you to some of the core competences of our project partners in this section.  

Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck

In addition to its 16 faculties, the University of Innsbruck has the following five special research areas:

In addition, there are four cross-faculty research platforms and many research centres.

Research infrastructure


Paris Lodron University of Salzburg

Research foci in different areas:

High-level training, for example with the following doctoral programmes:

National collaborations, such as:

  • Cancer Cluster Salzburg (CSS): cancer research, joint projects with the Salzburger Landeskliniken hospitals and Paracelsus Medical Private University as part of the Allery-Cancer-BioNano Research Centre (ACBN), more clusters to follow
  • „PLUS Geronto network“ together with the University of Innsbruck and the Paracelsus Medical Private University/Salzburger Landeskliniken hospitals
  • Climate research network Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) as part of the Department of Geoinformatics (advancement and progression of climate research, promotion of young scientists, support of knowledge transfer and provision of practice-oriented knowledge)

Technology offers:

Research infrastructure

Research competences in the field of Life Sciences (in German)

Mozarteum University Salzburg
  • More than 40 artistic and pedagogic fields of study in the area of music as well as performing and visual arts
  • Comprehensive training in instrumental subjects, composition, conducting, voice, music theatre, drama, production, stage design, music and dance pedagogy, art and textile design pedagogy, music pedagogy and music education
  • International exchange of teachers and students, scholarship programmes, exchange concerts
  • Youth and career development
  • Immanent focus on “W.A. Mozart in interpretation and research”
Johannes Kepler University Linz

Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) offers many research and study opportunities in the areas of Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Engineering and Natural Sciences and Medicine (new since 2014). By offering a wide range of research focus areas and institutes, the University provides the perfect basis for interdisziplinary works and activities. There are six fields of excellence which thematically describe the core competencies of the different departments in the areas of basic research. These are:

  • Management & Innovation
  • Social Systems, Markets and Welfare State
  • Company Law
  • Computation in Informatics and Mathematics
  • Nano-, Bio- and Polymer Systems: From Structure to Function
  • Mechatronics and Information Processing

Focus areas of the WTZ projects are:

  • Chemistry und Plastics Engineering
    • Nano-, Bio- and Polymer-Systems: From Structure to Function
    • Polymer Science and Engineering – Polymer Processing – Stabilizer Research
    • Analytical Chemistry – NMR Research – Organocatalysis
    • Technology – Materials Sciences – Electrochemistry – Organic Solar Cells
    • Photochemistry – Artificial Photosynthesis – CO2 Reduction

Focus Areas in Physics

  • Experimental und Applied Physics (Laser Physics, Surface und Nanoanalysis, Materials Sciences, Stretchable Electronics, Ultra-thin Electronics)
  • Semiconductor Physics /Solid-State Physics (Quantum Dots, Nanostructures, Epitaxy, Nanophotonics, Magnetism, Nitride)
  • Theoretical Physics (Many-Particle Physics, Theoretical Biophysics (Photosynthesis, Functional Biomolecules))
  • Biophysics (Atomic Force Microscopy, Ion Channels, Membrane Transport, Single Molecular Genetics, Surface Chemistry)

Additionally, there is a large number of research partnerships and centres.

The new LINZ INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (LIT) supports international research groups at the JKU.

Research infrastructure: a list of all research devices and equipment at the JKU

Research expertise in the area of Life Sciences: a list of the research ares at the JKU

University of Art and Design Linz

The Linz University of Arts is characterized by…

  • Intermediality: innovation potentials inherent in digital and interactive media in connection with the entire range of media communication and design channels and their theoretical reflection
  • Space strategies: courses in architecture, architecture and urban and regional planning, industrial design/scionic or space & design strategies and development of cross-sectional skills and competencies
  • Artistic-scientific research: combination of practical creative work and scientific research to create ideal conditions for researching methodology, knowledge transfer and education at the interface of science and art.
MCI - The Entrepreneurial School

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University of Applied Sciences Kufstein

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University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

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University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

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University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg

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