About us

FRAUNHOFER AUSTRIA - INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE TODAY OF TOMORROW

Fraunhofer has been active through project-based work in Austria since 2004. They formed the foundation for a close cooperation with the technical universities in Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt.

In November 2008, Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH was founded as an independent subsidiary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and purposefully united the two existing project offices at the Vienna University of Technology and the Graz University of Technology under one common entity. This resulted in the successful business areas »Production and Logistics Management« (Vienna) and »Visual Computing« (Graz).
In 2016, the innovation center "Digital Transformation of Industry" in Tyrol was founded, which deals in particular with the challenges and applications of digital transformation for SMEs, and in 2019 Fraunhofer Austria founded another innovation center "Digitization and Artificial Intelligence - KI4LIFE « in Carinthia.

Today, Fraunhofer Austria is one of the most important and most established players in applied research in Austria.

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Application-oriented research - we invent the future!

As a consulting partner in the field of applied sciences Fraunhofer Austria supports a wide range of different companies in organizational, technical and strategic issues and provides know-how in the development and service sector. In doing this, we focus on the integrated and proactive development and implementation of innovative, individual and economical solutions. Our high standard project and quality management is the basis for solid and feasible solutions.

Fraunhofer Austria works on the basis of individual research agreements or public funded projects. In business relations we are known for innovative, individual solutions with the focus on a good customer relationship as well as reasonable prices and reliable cost control.

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Key activities:

  1. innovation and technology consulting
  2. contract research
  3. preparation of studies
  4. trainings and workshops
  5. research proposals as well as coordination and execution of research projects
  6. exploring funding sources for cooperative research projects with industry partners

 

The Fraunhofer Austria Team

CEO

Wilfried Sihn

Since 2008, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Sihn is the CEO of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH.
Additionally, he is the head of the research unit Industrial and System Engineering & Facility Management at the Institute of Management Science of the Vienna University of Technology.

Dieter W. Fellner

Since 2008, Univ.-Prof. Dr. techn. Dieter Fellner is the CEO of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. Additionally, he is the head of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization of the TU Graz, as well as the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Darmstadt and Professor for Interactive Graphics Systems at the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt.

Business Unit Management

Eva Eggeling

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Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Math. Eva Eggeling

Head of BU Visual Computing

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Inffeldgasse 16c
8010  Graz, Austria

Mobile +43 316 873 5410

Martin Riester MBE (Univ.)

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Martin Riester MBE (Univ.)

Head of BU Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 28

Peter Schieder

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Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schieder

Head of BU Production Management

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 10

Sebastian Schlund

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Schlund

Head of BU Advanced Industrial Management

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 27
1040 Wien, Austria

Phone +43 1 58801-33054

Mobile +43 664 605882401

Research Group Management

Daniel Bachlechner

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Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.soc.oec. Daniel Bachlechner

Head of RG Industrial Data Science

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Weisstraße 9, Office 02
6112 Wattens, Austria

Phone +43 676 88861663

Thomas Edtmayr

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Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Edtmayr

Head of RG Assembly Planning and Assistance Systems

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 20

Robert Glawar

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Dipl.-Ing. Robert Glawar

Head of RG Maintenance and Asset Management

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Wien, Austria

Phone +43 676 88861607

Jan Henjes

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Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Dipl.-Ök. Jan Henjes

Head of RG Factory Planning and Production Organization

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 24

Lukas Lingitz

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Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Lingitz

Head of RG Production Planning and Controlling

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 15

Karl Ott

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Dipl.-Ing. Karl Ott

Head of RG Intralogistics and Material Management

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 12

Rainer Pascher

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Dr. Rainer Pascher

Head of RG Digital Logistics and Automatisation

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Wien, Austria

Phone +43 676 88861645

Philip Ramprecht

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Dipl.-Ing. Philip Ramprecht

Head of RG Logistic Center and Network Planning

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 41

Research Coordination

Sandra Stein

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Dr. Sandra Stein

Research Coordinator

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 27

Torsten Ullrich

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Dr. techn. Torsten Ullrich

Research Coordinator

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Inffeldgasse 16c
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone +433168735404

Administration

Ulrike Gruber-Mikulcik

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Ulrike Gruber-Mikulcik

CFO

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 7
1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone +43 676 88861670

Manoela Bodiroza

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Mag. Manoela Bodiroza

Head of Corporate Services

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Theresianumgasse 27
1040 Vienna, Austria

Mobile +43 676 888 616 61