DIGITAL – Institute for Digital Technologies


DIGITAL is your trustworthy partner in the field of digital innovation and transformation and develops applied high tech solutions for the following markets: Mobility, Space, Industry, Security & Defence, Energy & Environment, AAL & Digital Care, and Culture & Creative Industries.  The institute is therefore one of the world's leading application-oriented research partners and authorities in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).

The technological and scientific platform of the Institute includes web and internet technologies, sensors and signal processors for images, radar, videos, and acoustics, as well as remote sensing, communication and navigation technologies. These technologies are developed and realized using robust methods for the development of hard- and software that provide application-oriented solutions. Experts in prototype development, project management and consultancy complement the excellent research expertise.

Credit: Matthias Rüther, Institute Director DIGITAL and Project Coordinator ESRIUM, Photo: M. Rindler
The test week for the ESRIUM H2020 project took place last week from 31.07.-04.08. at the DigiTrans Proving Ground in St. Valentin. The week should…
Credit: 3D model ÖBB infrastructure, JOANNEUM RESEARCH
TARO - Towards Automated Rail Operation: under this motto, the Austrian Federal Railways laid a foundation stone in digitization in order to…
Credit: Fraunhofer Austria GmbH, Kick-Off-Meeting PRESENT

Robotics Digital |

Kick-off for PRESENT

With an innovative security-by-design approach, our DIGITAL and ROBOTICS researchers want to solve security problems of our time.
Credit: JOANNEUM RESERCH, Karl Radakovitz (JR), Franz Graf (JR), Rudolf Procházka (Powerdynax), Matuš Honek (Powerdynax) started a successful cooperation to install AKUT® in the Czech Republic's tunnels. (from left to right)
The Acoustic Tunnel Monitoring system AKUT® will go into operation in Brno and Prague before the end of 2023. The AKUT® systems in both tunnels are…
Patrick Luley is head of the Digital Twin Lab
In the air, on the ground and on the road: the Digital Twin Lab creates digital twins with various measuring devices. In this way, reality can be…
Matthias Rüther leitet seit Anfang 2022 das Institut DIGITAL.
Matthias Rüther, Director of DIGITAL, in an interview about the digital mobility transition and the influence of the human factor on developments in…

Moving On - ACstyria Mobilitätskongress 2023 -

Seifenfabrik Graz, Angergasse 43, 8010 Graz, from 10:00 (multi-day)


GMAR-Kongress - Sensorik, Automatisierung, Robotik und AAL- Active & Assisted Living

Melittaklinik in Bozen, 09:45 - 17:45


EBSCON 2023 - Electronic Based Systems Conference

Congress Graz, 09:00 - 20:00


Zukunftskonferenz 2023 - Leistungsschau der JOANNEUM RESEARCH

Messe Congress Graz, 09:00 - 19:00

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Prizes and Standards


  • Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
  • AGEO Award 2020 for Roland Perko
  • Best Position Paper Award for Smart VitAALity
  • Best Poster Award at FEMIB 2019
  • Best Paper Award for RegionAAL and Smart VitAALity