Realization of R&D projects

Our R&D ventures are carried out in the form of projects. Based on the demands and needs of the contractor, every project is conceived individually.

Project lifetime

The project lifetime ranges from a few months up to five years. But there are several long-term partnerships which have developed out of single projects.

Target group

Research & Development at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is aimed at enterprises and institutions in economy and society. We support companies such as small and medium enterprises whose staff or financial resources are limited. Otherwise, we provide services to businesses that require customized solutions in specialty areas, such as in the form of special equipment. In addition to the traditional enterprises we also offer our know-how and experience in R&D to associations and institutions in the social sector.


At 4 research Centers 450 professors and research associates provide their up-to-date know-how and experience in 10 Center of Excellence and Focal Areas. Every project manager at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is familiar with the methods of project management. Depending upon the needs and requirements of the individual project, students, internship trainees and graduates can also be brought on board. Modern equipment and top equipped offices also provide the basis for innovative R & D solutions.


At our University we distinguish between industry-funded projects and cooperative projects, which find financial backing in support programmes. The financing of industry-funded projects is borne exclusively by our partners in industry. Projects which receive financial backing from support programmes must correspond to the respective programme’s goals and fulfill all requirements. Furthermore the centralised R&D controlling office will ensure that projects will not only be a success contentwise, but also remain within their financial targets. The enterprises with whom we co-operate act as project partners and make personnel resources and/or monetary means available.

First steps

Depending on your intended area of research, it is best to contact the head of the respective R&D centers or relevant/specialized professor of our University directly. For companies who cannot associate themselves with one particular area of research, our central office would be pleased to assist in contacting the right contact person within the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.


Lisa Eidenhammer, BA BA MA
FH OÖ Forschung & Entwicklungs GmbH
Roseggerstraße 15
4600 Wels
Tel.: +43 5 0804 14123

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