In addition to the locations in Vienna, Graz and Wattens, where more than 100 employees are already working on application-oriented solutions, the Fraunhofer Innovation Center for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence - KI4LIFE for short - in Klagenfurt is now a fourth Fraunhofer Austria location. Since October 1, 2019, a team of scientists has been working there on specific problem solutions to support Carinthian companies with the challenges of digitization.
The center is made possible by an alliance of strong partners: Fraunhofer provides top know-how and a network consisting of 72 institutes and over 26,000 researchers worldwide, leading Carinthian companies such as Infineon Austria contribute their skills, their network and their needs, the Carinthian Chamber of Commerce as well as the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Industry establish a direct line to companies, the city of Klagenfurt and the state of Carinthia strengthen the center with their support. Seven research groups from the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Klagenfurt carry out research that is related to the focus of the center and will develop synergies through cooperation. In addition to the existing consortium, future collaborations with Joanneum Research and the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences are planned. With its application-oriented research, KI4LIFE will build the bridge between university research and industry.