AVL is the world's largest independent company for development,
simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars,
trucks and large engines.
AVL is acting in the following scope of business: Development of Powertrain Systems, Simulation and Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems
With its clearly defined mission of application-oriented research and its focus on key technologies of relevance to the future, Fraunhofer plays a prominent role in the European innovation process.
The focus of Fraunhofer Austria in Graz lies within the framework of visual computing research on data-driven design. Using various visualization methods including virtual reality technologies researchers are developing specific suggestions and solutions for data-based design decisions by making alternatives tangible
Our research and teaching focuses on areas of geometry modeling and processing, digital libraries and research fields related to these, namely CAGD (Computer Aided Geometric Design), Virtual reality, and Cultural Heritage.
The economic performance of Austria strongly depends on its manufacturing industry. The ability to manufacture internationally competitive products and to increase productivity is key to the economic growth of Austria as a highly industrialised and knowledge based country. And innovations in the manufacturing sector will continue to be an indispensable basis for added value and employment in the future.