Joanneum Research

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Industry Applied research, R&D, consulting


1986 (as GmbH)
Headquarters Graz, Austria
Key people
Dr. Wolfgang Pribyl (CEO)
Owner Province of Styria and BABEG - Kärntner Betriebsansiedlungs- & Beteiligungsgesellschaft
Number of employees
450 (July 2015)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is one of the largest non-academic research institutes in Austria. Besides its headquarters in Graz it is also based in Weiz, Hartberg, Niklasdorf, Klagenfurt and Vienna. 85 percent of the company are owned by the province of Styria, the remaining 15 percent are held by the province of Carinthia.

Research Areas and Institutes

Research is performed in six institutes and one center, each comprising one to six research groups.

Institute for Surface Technology and Photonics (MATERIALS)

Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences (HEALTH)

Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (DIGITAL)

Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability (RESOURCES)

Institute for Economic and Innovation Research (POLICIES)

Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOTICS)

Center für Climate, Energy und Society (LIFE)


The name JOANNEUM RESEARCH is derived from Archduke John (1782-1859), who was very interested in natural sciences. The slogan of the company is „The Innovation Company“.

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