Get in Touch: Community Platforms for Digital Technologies
AAL Austria is the innovation platform of research, industry, social / health care providers and end users for intelligent assistance in everyday life. The overall objective of Active and Assisted Living (AAL) is to enhance the quality of life of older adults while strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT.
On the initiative of BMK, the platform AAL Austria was founded in April 2012 with the aim of networking the heterogeneous stakeholder landscape in the area of AAL, thus establishing and expanding an Austrian AAL community and the visibility of the topic to promote AAL at all levels of public perception.
ECSEL-Austria is an industry-driven national research, development and innovation platform representing the national technology areas of micro- and nanoelectronics, embedded systems and systems integration. Austrian actors established two associations to support the Joint Undertakings ARTEMIS and ENIAC during FP7. For this purpose, the "ARTEMIS Austria" and "ENIAC Austria" associations were created for a harmonized approach towards the Joint Undertakings in Brussels and to bring together the different players from universities, research centers and industry in Austria.
BMK has initiated the installation of the Austrian technology platform Photonics Austria to establish a strong presence on national and international level together with representatives of economy and research and to promote the exchange between economy, research and teaching.
The main tasks of Photonics Austria are to ensure the development of national and international research strategies and programs and to push the crosslinking with European activities.
The Austrian Computer Society - OCG
The Austrian Computer Society (OCG) is a non-profit association for the promotion of information technology with due regard to the interaction with people and society. The association acts as an interdisciplinary forum for the latest IT topics, it is an important and respected dialogue partner and has thematic leadership for socio-political IT topics.
The OCG acts as a networking forum, it is a competent and reliable partner for event organisation and that way promotes the relationship between science and business. Moreover, it offers standardised, independent and high-quality IT education and training thus building an important bridge to the working world.
Industry 4.0 Austria
The Association Industry 4.0 Austria - The Platform for Smart Production - was established to foster collaboration among all stakeholders and facilitate new technological developments and innovations in the context of digitization ('Industry 4.0') and thereby to find sustainable solutions to challenges faced by companies, research institutions and society as a whole.