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Founded in 1966, the Johannes Kepler University is one of the youngest institutions of higher education in Austria and has been ranked # 70 in the Times Higher Education “Top 100 under 50” in 2014. JKU is a contemporary, progressive and modern university that has managed to build and maintain a close interdisciplinary relationship between its four faculties - the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the newly established Faculty of Medicine (2014) - to fulfill the demands of business and society today.

Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business not only revolves around the needs of well-established, strong and internationally active businesses, but it is also strongly anchored within the international scientific community. Research activities in Business Administration focus on “management and innovation”, social systems, markets, as well as welfare states and systems. The interdisciplinary Business Law degree program lies at the center of research at the Faculty of Law, an essential and key academic field at the JKU.

By establishing competency centers and spin-off companies, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences has become an internationally appreciated partner for technologically focused corporations. Interdisciplinary research conducted in five main technical and engineering disciplines - Chemistry and Polymer Sciences, Informatics, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Physics - is characterized by innovative technical solutions and cutting-edge research that yield state-of-the-art, aligned, progressive results.


The Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH (LCM) is your partner for research and development of new as well as for enhancement of existing technical products, systems and processes. We support our customers, national as well as international production plants, from first concepts and feasibility studies up to the market launch. Our infrastructure allows for production of prototypes and small lot sizes. The specific know-how of our employees in the different fields of Mechatronics is our basis for technical and scientific cooperation. Based on this know-how, we emphasise new smart systems for industry. Our hard- and software solutions enable us to create systems, products and processes of the next generation for and together with our customers.

Our competencies:

  • Solutions for electrical drives and power electronics, motor tests
  • Solution for hydraulic drives, digital valves, test engineering
  • Simulation of components and processes, simulation of dynamic problems, control technology
  • Rapid prototyping, production of prototypes and small batch sizes
  • Active and passive vibration damping and noise reduction
  • Sensor technology, virtual sensors, wireless communication, localisation technologies
  • Early detection of errors in plants and machinery
  • Overall device development
  • Support in serial launch and commissioning
  • Consultancy in the use of new technologies

LCM offers support with ONE responsible key account. In our focus, we keep the optimal realization of your project.


We thank all our sponsors for their generous support. If you want to become a sponsor, visit our Sponsorship opportunities page.

Gold Sponsors

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Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly employs around 20,000 people in Europe and has invested over EUR 8 billion since 1990. Toyota’s operations in Europe are supported by a network of 30 National Marketing and Sales Companies across 56 countries, a total of around 3,000 sales outlets, and nine manufacturing plants. In 2014, Toyota sold 888,015 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. For more information, visit


The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development. Application areas include data analytics, mechatronics, communication systems, image processing, computational finance, and computational biology.

Silver Sponsors

AVL List Gmbh

AVL is the world’s largest independent company developing IC engine powertrains plus the associated instrumentation and test systems. AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems incl. alternative and hybrid systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry. In addition AVL develops and markets all simulation methods and easy-to-use software tools which are necessary for the development work. AVL’s unique power derives from the systematic netting of single simulation results to integrated, multidimensional simulation platforms on the basis of AVL’s deep engineering expertise. The products of the business area ‘Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems’ comprise all the instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.


HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and automation technology. In 2013, its 6,400 employees achieved sales of 1.05 billion euros. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with performance-defining components in compressors, industrial engines and turbines, automobile transmissions, and multifaceted mechanical engineering applications. Innovations in attractive technological market niches are the basis for components, systems and services that offer unique selling propositions and long-term benefits for the customer. We set standards.

Bronze Sponsors


MAN Truck & Bus Österreich AG headquartered in Steyr is the Austrian subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG. In addition to the production of the light and medium truck series, the manufacture of cabs and component manufacture, it also covers the areas of After Sales, MAN Academy and Research and Development for all series and components in MAN’s interlinked development network, as well as a pre-series center. MAN Truck & Bus AG, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is the largest company of the MAN Group and a leading international supplier of efficient commercial vehicles and innovative transport solutions. MAN SE is one of Europe’s leading industrial players in transportrelated Engineering and a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachinery and special transmissions. MAN is a company with more than 250 years of history behind it. The company has been part of the Volkswagen group of companies since November 2011.


TRUMPF is a leading global high-technology company and produces machine tools, lasers and electronics for industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013/14 the company – which has approximately 11,000 employees – achieved sales of 2.59 billion euros. Our technologies are used in the manufacture of the most diverse products, from vehicles, building technology and mobile devices to state-of-the-art power and data storage. As an independent, family-owned company we think and act long-term, and this is why we have been a guarantor of innovations for many decades now.

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