Joanneum Research

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JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Industry Applied research, R&D, consulting


1984 (as GmbH)
Headquarters Graz, Austria
Key people
Dr. Wolfgang Pribyl (CEO)
Revenue 10.2 million (2009/2010)
Owner Province of Styria and TNO
Number of employees
437 (April 2011)
Slogan "A tradition of innovation"

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is one of the largest non-academic research institutes in Austria. Besides its headquarters in Graz it is also based in Weiz, Hartberg, Leoben, Niklasdorf and Vienna. 85 percent of the company are owned by the province of Styria, the remaining 15 percent are held by the province of Carinthia.

Research Areas and Institutes[edit]

Research is performed in six institutes, each comprising three to six research groups.

Institute for Surface Technology and Photonics (MATERIALS)[edit]

  • Micro- and nanostructuring
  • Light and optical technologies
  • Laser processing
  • Sensor systems
  • Functional surfaces

Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences (HEALTH)[edit]

  • Biomedical technology and monitoring
  • Bioanalytics and metabolomics
  • Core unit health sciences

Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (DIGITAL)[edit]

Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability (RESOURCES)[edit]

  • Water resources and environmental analysis
  • Geophysics and geothermics
  • Energy and bioresources

Institute for Economic and Innovation Research (POLICIES)[edit]

  • Technology, innovation and policy consulting
  • Statistical applications
  • Regional policy, risk and resource economics

Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOTICS)[edit]


The name JOANNEUM RESEARCH is derived from Archduke John (1782-1859), who was very interested in natural sciences. The slogan of the company is „The Innovation Company“.

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