UAR Innovation Network
Areas of Expertise

Focus on Strategic Research Fields

The core competencies of the UAR Innovation Network can be split into three focal areas: smart systems, digital technologies and sustainable materials. Research in these areas focuses on cutting-edge technologies with the primary objective of efficient production. The comprehensive expertise in the field of production research is also exploited to develop new solutions for innovative medical technology.

Research into cutting-edge technologies for efficient production

Development of solutions for innovative medical technology

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Smart systems

  • Robotics / human-machine
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Assistance systems
  • Process optimization
  • Simulation methods
  • Digital twin
  • Electrical & hydraulic drive systems
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Digital technologies

  • Software & data quality
  • Big data management
  • Image data processing & analysis
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Secure systems
  • VR/AR technologies
  • Sensors / signal processing
  • Radar technologies
  • Power electronics
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Sustainable materials

  • Renewables
  • Circular economy & sustainability
  • Plastics & recycling
  • Light & heavy metals
  • Lightweight construction / CFRP materials
  • Bonds
  • Non-destructive quality inspection
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Functional materials

The strategic orientation of the UAR Innovation Network is largely determined by the fields of action defined in Upper Austria’s business and research strategy #upperVISION2030: digital transformation, efficient and sustainable industry and production, systems and technologies for humans, and connected and efficient mobility.