AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Energy
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria’s largest non-university research institute, takes a leading position in the Austrian innovation system in the areas of Energy, Mobility, Health & Environment as well as Safety & Security in Austria and a key role in Europe as the RTO focusing on the key infrastructure topics of the future.
The Center for Energy favors a holistic approach to the environmentally friendly electricity supply, heating and climate control of the buildings and cities of tomorrow. Using sophisticated measurement technology and innovative simulation tools, interdisciplinary research teams combine decentralized energy producers, efficient distribution networks and smart buildings with efficient heating and cooling technologies to form a single, sustainable energy system. The specialists’ considerable expertise ranges from the development and optimization of individual components and the integration of innovative technologies and control strategies at system level to the creation of holistic energy concepts for buildings and regions. The department’s main priority is to encourage innovation in the energy sector through targeted research and development, thereby helping to shape the energy system of tomorrow.
TU Wien, Automation Systems Group
The Automation Systems Group (ASG) at Institute of Computer Aided Automation focuses on research in various topics related to distributed automation systems and computer engineering. Particular focus is put on home and building automation. In addition, knowledge engineering, formal methods for control systems, and automation network security/safety are investigated. The group is led by Prof. Wolfgang Kastner who, over the past 10 years, has established the Home and Building Automation Research Cluster which is internationally recognized in the scientific community as well as by renowned industrial partners. Current research topics at the group range from the comprehensive integration of heterogeneous building automation systems to smart home environments and smart grids. The work revolves around topics concerning the analysis and use of open standards such as BACnet, KNX, LonWorks and IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee, Wireless-MBus. Apart from a multitude of publications at international scientific conferences, several projects within the scope of distributed automation were and are successfully conducted at the group.
TU Wien, Design Computing Group
The Design Computing Group at TU Wien conducts research and development in Computer-aided architectural design and engineering.
Application areas include:
- Schematic building design,
- Building performance modeling, and
- Building automation.
The Design Computing Group is affiliated with the Center for Geometry and Computational Design and the Institute of Architectural Sciences, Faculty of Architecture and Planning.
Caverion Österreich GmbH
Caverion is a leading provider of building services and plant constructions in Austria with over 700 employees, including 184 technicians. The company has subsidiaries at nine locations throughout Austria. Their clients include real estate owners and developers, real estate users, general contractors, public institutions and industrial companies from all branches of industry. Caverion understand the complexity of buildings and processes and have technical and management skills in all technical disciplines throughout the life cycle. The company can take responsibility for designing and installing all of the technical systems and solutions, as well as for the service and maintenance of the property or industrial plant. Caverion efficiently manage life cycle from individual technology to advanced total solutions.