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JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (JOANNEUM RESEARCH) is a business oriented leader of innovation and technology providers. 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%) an the Landesholding Burgenland (5%).


More than 440 employees carry out research work at the main location in Graz and at the other locations in Hartberg, Niklasdorf, Weiz, Pinkafeld, Klagenfurt and Vienna.

Holdings under corporate law

JOANNEUM RESEARCH has holdings in 17 enterprises under corporate law. These corporate holdings support the key thematic priorities and the achievement of corporate objectives in many different ways. Close cooperation among shareholders in each of the involved enterprises translated  to a highly significant added value for the research portfolio of JOANNEUM RESEARCH.