Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The AIT Center for Energy is developing solutions designed to ensure an innovative energy supply for the future.

At the Center for Energy, more than 250 experts under the direction of Wolfgang Hribernik are working on the energy system of the future. The topic portfolio is based on three central systems: Public Energy Supply Systems, Industrial Energy Systems and Cities & Built Environment.

The energy sector is subject to a profound transformation process. The development of technologies and solutions for the transformation of the energy system to a sustainable energy supply is of high relevance both nationally and internationally in research and for implementation by industrial companies and infrastructure operators. The increased integration of renewable energies, the decarbonization of industrial processes and facilities, and innovative technologies and solutions for resilient cities and urban transformation are both drivers and challenges for the central research questions.

The AIT Center for Energy offers innovative and applied research services to its customers and partners such as industrial companies, energy suppliers, technology providers, cities and municipalities as well as research institutions with its high-quality and specific laboratory infrastructure, many years of experience and scientific excellence of AIT experts*. The know-how and technological competencies are very diverse and range from the exploitation of scientific findings from co-financed innovation projects, R&D contracts, patents & licenses, scientific consulting, testing for product certification, education & training to technology spin-offs.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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