Salzburg Research

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Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
TypeGesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
IndustryApplied Research, Research and Development
Key people
Managing director: Siegfried Reich
OwnerState of Salzburg
Number of employees
59 (2017)

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is an independent research and technology organisation (RTO), located in Salzburg, Austria. The organisation specializes in applied research and development in the field of information and communications technologies (ICT).


In 1996, the Telekom Research Center of Salzburg's University of Applied Sciences and the Institute for Information Economics and New Media merged into the Techno-Z Forschungs- und Entwicklungs GmbH. On January 19, 2000 the State of Salzburg became the sole owner of the research organisation, turning it into the "Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft".

Research departments and projects[edit]

  • ANC - Advanced Networking Center: Reliable Internet and network technologies, data transmission security, Internet technologies for power grids, flexible communications solutions
  • IoT - Internet of Things: Conceptual designs, architectures and implementation of software systems for IoT in industry "Industrial Internet"
  • MOWI - Mobile and Web-based Information Technologies: Real-time localisation, interactive geo-web applications, location-based web and mobile services, spatio-temporal data analyses of motion data
  • iLab - Innovation Lab: Identification and assessment of customer needs, innovation signals in online communities, business model analysis, systematic idea generation and selection (early stages of innovation), network innovation, scenario building, benchmarking, policy evaluation.

In addition to the core competencies of the individual research groups, Salzburg Research works in the following interdisciplinary research topics: e-Health, e-Tourism, e-Energy, and Industrial Internet.

Salzburg Research is involved in several international R&D projects funded by the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development and many national research projects - some examples:

  • CONFIDENCE[1][2] develops a community-based mobility safeguarding assistance service for people with mild to moderate dementia. Confidence combines "assistive technologies" with "personal help". The project was awarded the international AAL Awards (jury and public award) in 2014.[3][4][5][6]
  • IDIRA[7] develops a system of technologies and guidelines for optimal resource planning and operations across national and organisational borders in case of disasters.[8][9]
  • Instandhaltung 4.0 (Maintenance 4.0): The exploratory project addresses the impact of R&D work currently described by the terms Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0, on maintenance and asset management.[10][11][12][13]
  • FCD Modellregion Salzburg:[14] Model region for coverage of traffic conditions with the Floating Car Data (FCD) approach.[15] The live volume of traffic for the State of Salzburg is updated every minute.[16] The Android App: Google play: Verkehr in Salzburg[17]
  • IKS[18] develops an open source stack for knowledge management, broadens the reach of semantic CMS technology and serves as a collaboration and software development hub for the semantic CMS community; The open-source software Apache Marmotta and Apache Stanbol emerged from this research project.
  • iCardea[19] developed an intelligent platform to automate and personalise the follow-up of the cardiac patients with implantable devices.

Furthermore, Salzburg Research co-ordinated the Competence Centers Salzburg NewMediaLab (SNML)[20] (2000-2013) in the area of New Media, ANET (2006-2009) and e-motion[21] (2009-2011) in the field of e-Tourism and since November 2018 the COMET-Project Digital-Motion (DiMo)[22] in Sports, Fitness and Well-being (2018-2022).



  1. ^ CONFIDENCE project: Mobility Safeguarding Assistance Service with Community Functionality for People with Dementia
  2. ^ Video: CONFIDENCE in action
  3. ^ Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme: 2014 Best Project - The AAL Award goes to CONFIDENCE
  4. ^ Mit Bewegung und Technik der Demenz begegnen (German)
  5. ^ Die Presse: Vergessen: Das Handy als digitaler Assistent für das Alter (German)
  6. ^ E-Health-COM: App für Menschen mit Demenz mit europäischem Award ausgezeichnet (German)
  7. ^ IDIRA project: Interoperability of data and procedures in large-scale multinational disaster response actions
  8. ^ Computer Partner: Salzburger Technologie hilft bei Katastrophen (German)
  9. ^ Salzburger Technologie bei Katastrophenschutzübung in Griechenland
  10. ^ IEN D-A-CH: Herausforderungen für die Instandhaltung im vierten industriellen Zeitalter (German)
  11. ^ PROCESS Worldwide: Smart Solutions Trend: Plant Maintenance Goes Mobile with Industry 4.0
  12. ^ Computerwelt: Salzburg Research untersucht, wie sich Virtualisierung und Vernetzung auf Prozesse, Methoden und Strategien der Instandhaltung auswirken
  13. ^ Ambitioniertes Forschungsprojekt
  14. ^ ITS Austria West - Intelligent Transport Systems: FCD Modellregion Salzburg
  15. ^ Salzburger Nachrichten: Verkehrsauskunft: Beste Route auf einen Blick (German)
  16. ^ Verkehrslage Salzburg - Volume of traffic
  17. ^ Salzburger Nachrichten: Wo staut es? Neue App "Verkehr in Salzburg" präsentiert (German)
  18. ^ IKS - Interactive Knowledge Stack
  19. ^ iCardea - An intelligent Platform for Personalized Remote Monitoring of the Cardiac Patients with Electronic Implant Devices
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