R & D Cooperations

We are a significant contributor to a wide range of international projects and collaborations, and have successfully founded numerous Centers of Competence and Christian Doppler Laboratories.

Cuurent Projects

Austrian Blockchain Center

  • COMET K1 Research Center
  • Since 2019

The Center’s mission is to be the one-stop-shop Austrian Research Center for Blockchain (and related) technologies to be applied in industrial applications such as IoT, financial, energy, logistics, government and administrative applications. The results will be the key for the creation of new jobs and establishing Austria among the top ten innovative countries in Europe.

Center for Digital Production

  • COMET K1 Research Center
  • Since 2016

The CDP supports companies in the digitization and automation of discrete manufacturing and production processes. Particular focus is placed on the needs of SMEs and the challenges resulting from the processing of small lot sizes. The portfolio includes virtual mapping of products and production systems, automation of design tasks, and machine-to-machine communication including sensor integration.

Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology

  • Laura Bassi Centre of Expertise
  • Since 2010

Established in 2010 and headed by Silvia Miksch, CVAST conducts research and provides teaching in Visualization (Information Visualization, Visual Analytics). They are concerned with computer-tools, methods, and concepts that support humans in coping with complex information spaces, and make complex information structures more comprehensible. Partners: Math.Tec GmbH, XIMES GmbH.

CDL Model-Integrated Smart Production

  • Christian Doppler Laboratory
  • Since 2017

Founded in 2017 and headed by Manuel Wimmer, this CDL for Model-Integrated Smart Production investigates the modeling of smart production facilities and the evolution of such models based on production information gathered at runtime. Supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development.

Rigorous Systems Engineering

  • National Research Network
  • Since 2011

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and established in 2011, RiSE aims to move far beyond classical model checking and a-posteriori verification, both in the use of model checkers and in the development and deployment of additional paradigms for the design of correct computer systems. It brings together top researchers in formal methods in Austria in order to foster collaboration and a common research platform.

Secure Business Austria

  • Center of Competence
  • Since 2016

SBA Research, founded in 2016, is a research center for Information Security funded partly by the national initiative for Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies. Within a network of more than 70 companies, 15 Austrian and international universities and research institutions, SBA works on research challenges ranging from organizational to technical security to strengthen Europe’s cybersecurity.

Virtual Reality und Visualisierung

  • Center of Competence
  • Since 2000

Founded in 2000, VRVis is Austria’s leading research institution in the field of visual computing and operates innovative research and development projects in cooperation with industrial companies and universities. More than 70 experts do fundamental and applied industrial research, create vulnerable research prototypes, and develop software.

Past Projects And Cooperations

Software Engineering Integration for Flexible Automation Systems

  • Christian Doppler Laboratory
  • 2010-2016

Integration of engineering knowledge, models, systems and tools to enable applications for the system-wide improvement of engineering processes. Partners: logi.cals and Certicon. Head: Stefan Biffl.

Compilation Techniques for Embedded Processors

  • Christian Doppler Laboratory
  • 2002-2009

The aim of the CD laboratory Compilation Techniques for Embedded Processors is to develop the necessary compilation and decompilation techniques to make the production of highly optimizing compilers and decompilers for embedded processors feasible. Head: Andreas Krall.

E-Commerce Competence Center (EC3)

  • Center of Competence
  • 2000-2008

EC3 researches the multifarious issues and variants of the economic utilisation of digital network infrastructures including the complex conditions and consequences of this utilisation.

Advanced Computer Vision (ACV)

  • Center of Competence
  • 1999-2007

Monitoring and Tracking, 3D Segmentation, Modeling and Reconstruction, Statistical Methods and Learning, Image Comparison.

Expert Systems

  • Christian Doppler Laboratory
  • 1991-1997

The laboratory was considered a model lab by the Christian Doppler Research Association. Head: Georg Gottlob.