DIGITAL – Institute for Information and Communication 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: Lakeside Science & Technology Park GmbH / Gert Steinthaler
Starting next year, there will be a Digital Twin Lab at Lakeside Park Klagenfurt. The DIGITAL Institute is pleased about the expansion of the location…
Gruppenfoto des Konsortiums des ESRIUM Projekts vor der Zentrale der JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz
Road damage such as small cracks, ruts or potholes are potential safety risks and cause high maintenance costs for road operators every year. In a…
The DIGITAL and MeteoSolutions team at the MTWE stand in Paris. Our team (f.l.t.r.) Jürgen Lang (MeteoSolutions), Harald Ganster (JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL) and Jean-Philippe Andreu (JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL)
After a three-year break from the MTWE - Meteorological Technology World Expo, JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL and its cooperation partner MeteoSolutions…
Representation of detected plants on a rail track.
Automated detection and control of vegetation on Austria's roads and railways is the goal of a project by the DIGITAL Institute, ASFINAG and ÖBB.
© FotoCRafie, Group photo of all award winners (from left to right): Karlheinz Gutjahr, Janik Deutscher (both Joanneum Research), Alexander Graf (Green Energy Lab), Lukas Prammer (Energie.Family), Dijana Janevska (ESA BIC / Science Park Graz), Christian Fuchs, Sophie Hoffmann (both BMK), Andreas Salentinig (ubicube), Sebastian Vogler (Beetle ForTech).
Congratulations to Janik Deutscher, Karlheinz Gutjahr, Martin Puhm and Andreas Wimmer from Intitut DIGITAL for winning the Space4Energy Hackathon…
Large satellite antenna in the UK in use for the lunar mission

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Artemis mission: News from the moon

The launch of NASA's Artemis I rocket is the first step toward bringing people to the moon again. A receiver developed at the DIGITAL Institute…
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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