The Embedded Systems Lab Hagenberg at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers various opportunities for cooperation. We could help you to verify the practicability of your innovative ideas within feasibility studies or proof of concept implementations. We support you during the conceptual and design phase, the development of prototypes, and the analysis and test phase. Innovative small and medium-sized enterprises play a key role in our efforts for transferring knowledge and research results.


Research Projects

We have successfully completed a series of research projects with one to several cooperation partners as coordinator and as participant. Research projects with participation of a university partner will be funded by e.g. the Government of Upper Austria, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) or the European Union. The funding rate of research projects depends on the size of the participating companies, the research topic and the technology readiness level (TRL).

Key facts:

  • Total costs: EUR 100,000 – 5,000,000
  • Funding rate: 50 – 80%
  • Full time equivalents: 2 – 6
  • Project duration: 1 – 5 years
  • Target groups: SME, LE, Research Institutes

Contracted Research Projects

We have completed many contracted research projects with and without public funding. The major target group for these projects are start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, which could benefit of various public grants. Fundable plans are e.g. concept developments, preparation work for a research project, feasibility studies, development of prototypes, or analysis of technology transfer potential.

Key facts:

  • Total costs: EUR 5,000 – 200,000
  • Full time equivalents: 1 – 3
  • Project duration: 2 weeks – 2 years
  • Target groups: Start-ups, SME, LE

Research Consulting & Workshops

You can benefit from our expertise in the research areas of Embedded Systems, Internet of Things and Electronic Design Automation. We will evaluate your ideas, provide customer-specific research solutions, and support you during the conceptual design phase. We can support you during the preparation of a research project at national and international level. Furthermore, we offer knowledge transfer within workshops and training for companies, which would like to get in contact with new technologies and innovations.

Key facts:

  • Total costs: EUR 1,000 – 12,000
  • Full time equivalents: 1
  • Project duration: 1 week – 2 month
  • Target groups: Start-ups, SME, LE