- Intelligent Production
- Medical Engineering and Health
In accordance with the priority areas of the strategic programme „Innovative Upper Austria 2020“ – industrial production processes, energy, health/aging population, food/nutrition and mobility /logistics five platforms have been implemented in order to meet the requirements of the strategic programme.
The production platform supports the Institute for Intelligent Production which deals with various relevant research topics in the field of intelligent production such as the exploration of models for the use of distributed intelligence, the development of innovative approaches in modelling, simulation and optimization or 3D printing or rapid prototyping
Research in the field of energy deals with topics such as load management (or power management) (virtual power plants) and decentralized systems (smart metres). The field of bioenergy is working hard to develop advanced biofuels such as bioethanol from straw.
In the field of health the focus is on health management and health technologies. This is an area which seeks to cooperate with other research institutions and universities as well as with manufacturers and suppliers of the health and welfare sectors.
Foodstuffs and their components as well as diverse materials in the field of foods constitute the core topic of the platform food/nutrition.
The efficient and effective movement of people and goods through the implmentation of a comprehensive mobility approach lies at the centre of mobility research. Here, the research focus is especially on the topics lightweight construction, drive technology and vehicle communication functions. The logistikum in Steyr is responsible for core research in logistics and stands for innovation through integrated competences and solutions in the sense of the „Innovative Chain“.