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Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)


The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) is Austria’s largest research and technology organisation. With eight centers and 1,300 employees, the AIT is a high-end specialised R&D partner for the innovative industry and an international key player in many applied R&D areas which makes us a leading development partner for industrial and applied research.

Competences & Capabilities 

AIT concentrates on several main focus areas in addition to its Center key activities to make a valuable contribution to EIT Food:

  • Research & Development Plant science and microbiology for the vigor and protection of crops/food sources, Agrobiotechnology, Microbe-assisted crop production, Precision agriculture, Improvement of food quality & health, Experience-driven products & services, Consumer choices and digital consumer solutions, Innovation systems & policy instruments driving digitalization, Sustainable food system and bio-economy solutions
  • Business Creation Testing, Validation, Prototyping, Assessment, User experience, Living lab, Technology transfer, Spin-off
  • Key Activities in Education MSc / PhD research in co-supervision with academic partners, Principal Scientist program, Professional training

World-class applied research expertise with a reputation for innovation from lab to field with an impact-oriented approach, substantial experience, market as well as regulatory know-how, and international collaboration with industry, peer institutions, or public authorities to translate research into business and global benefit.

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