Austrian Institute of Technology

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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest Research and Technology Organization (RTO), employing about 1,300 people mostly based at the main facilities Vienna Tech Gate, Vienna TECHbase, Seibersdorf, Wiener Neustadt, Ranshofen and Graz.

In June 2009 the name was changed from Austrian Research Centers (ARC) to AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.

It is owned by the Republic of Austria (through the Ministry of Transport with 50.46% and by the Federation of Austrian Industries with 49.54%.

The managing directors are Anton Plimon and Wolfgang Knoll.

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The company is structured in eight Centers:

  • Energy
  • Health & Bioresources
  • Digital Safety & Security
  • Vision, Automation & Control
  • Mobility Systems
  • Low-Emission Transport
  • Technology Experience
  • Innovation Systems & Policy


AIT has the following wholly owned subsidiaries:

  • Seibersdorf Labor GmbH
  • Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf GmbH
  • Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH - LKR

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Coordinates: 47°58′34″N 16°30′31″E / 47.97611°N 16.50861°E / 47.97611; 16.50861