The Fraunhofer family welcomed a new member in November 2008. The project office of Fraunhofer IGD founded at the Technical University of Graz in 2007 has now been transferred to the “Visual Computing” business unit of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. The Fraunhofer Graz location is therefore now a fellow subsidiary of Fraunhofer IGD. In the fields of graphic data processing, computer vision and augmented reality, researchers are developing targeted solutions and new products to make working with the computer easier for users. For the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe's largest organization for applied research, Austria is an important cooperation partner in international contract research within Europe. Researchers from Fraunhofer Austria work very closely together with the staff of the Visual Computing excellence cluster established at TU Graz.
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KI4LIFE in Carinthia
Since its founding in 2008, Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH has helped companies of every size and in every industry as an independent partner with know-how and expertise. Now added to their locations in Vienna, Graz and Wattens, where more than 70 employees are currently working on application-oriented solutions, is an innovation center for digitization and artificial intelligence called KI4LIFE in Klagenfurt. Since October 1, 2019, a launch team of researchers has been on site working on specific solutions to assist businesses in Carinthia with the challenges of digitization. When complete, the number of workers will grow to 15 full-time employees with additions planned to bring that number to 30 over the long term. The innovation center will initially be located in the immediate vicinity of the University of Klagenfurt, at Universitätsstrasse 102, before moving to Lakeside Park in July 2020.
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