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JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (JOANNEUM RESEARCH) is a business oriented provider of innovation and technology. It is linked to a worldwide network and has been providing leading research according to the highest international standard since the 1960s. With focusing on applied research and technology development, the INNOVATION COMPANY plays a key role in transferring technology and know-how in Styria.
To benefit the region, JOANNEUM RESEARCH performs the following key tasks:
JOANNEUM RESEARCH actively cooperates with business, industry and the public sector to generate innovations. We focus on application-oriented research and development projects to promote technology transfer into the economy.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH forges organisational links between national and international research networks. It acts as a customer interface, providing advice and facilitating contact between research, business, industry and the public sector.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH provides access to new science and technology for the benefit of the region. We set a high value of targeted programs to foster career development of our employees and the advancement of women in our staff.
The shareholders of JOANNEUM RESEARCH are represented by the Province of Styria (80,75% of the shares), the BABEG - Kärntner Betriebsansiedlungs- & Beteiligungsgesellschaft (14,25%) and the Landesholding Burgenland (5%).
Around 500 employees carry out research work at the main location in Graz and at the other locations in Niklasdorf, Weiz, Pinkafeld, Klagenfurt and Vienna.
As an active network node within the international research and innovation system, JOANNEUM RESEARCH works closely with and for partners from the economy, science and research as well as public authorities. In the context or projects with partners from various industries and fields of activity, JOANNEUM RESEARCH - in its role as an "INNOVATION COMPANY" - significantly contributes to sustainable, innovative solutions. Moreover, JOANNEUM RESEARCH actively practices cooperation via its shareholdings in companies - including spin-offs to utilise technologies and many companies in the framework of the COMET Competence Centre for Excellent Technologies.