Research clusters and networks

Montanuniversität Leoben is uniquely linked in research clusters with business and scientific partners across Austria. Montanuniversität Leoben is uniquely linked in research clusters with business and scientific partners across Austria.

MCL: Materials Center Leoben

PCCL: Polymer Competence Center Leoben

Erich Schmid Institute: Cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences

TTZ: Technology Transfer Center

CD Laborories: Christian Doppler Laboratories

ZAT: Center for Applied Technology

ÖGI: Austrian Foundry Institute

MFI: Montanuniversität Leoben Forschungs- und Infrastruktur GmbH

Competence Centres

K-Centres are characterized by their ambitious research programmes, and thus, take a particularly high risk in development and implementation of their projects. They are very much internationally visible and renowned, and benefit from international networking.
The objective of the "K project" line is to promote cooperation between research and industry, develop joint research competences and advance their scientific and economic implementation.
Montanuniversität Leoben is involved in the following competence centres:

Resources Innovation Center Leoben

Fostering Innovation Communities in the Raw Materials Field

The Resources Innovation Center Leoben at Montanuniversität Leoben is home to the international partnerships of the university in the areas of sustainable science, education and industrialization.

The first partnership was the EIT RawMaterials, a pan European 125-partner network for raw materials, a so-called Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology. A KIC consists of a consortium of industry, science and education stakeholders, which try to contribute to the solution of societal challenges through innovation projects. In particular, RIC Leoben works on projects in the areas of education, sustainable exploration & mining, technological innovation and recycling and is an active partner in terms of the strategic development of the community.

The next step was to join the EIT Climate-KIC, which is also a Knowledge & Innovation Community. Here, the areas of Urban Transition and Sustainable Production Systems to foster a climate resilient society are the main focus. Another pillar at RIC Leoben is sustainable development, committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through various initiatives. One of the key activities in this respect is the implementation of the goals in the Austrian Higher Education sector through a joint network project of all universities.

What all of these partnerships have in common: They are thematically connected and synergetic aiming at sustainable innovation in the resources sector for a better future.