RISC Software GmbH is an established, nationally and internationally research and development company. The company is 80 % owned by the Johannes Kepler University Linz and 20 % by the Upper Austrian Research GmbH (Upper Austria). The employees of RISC Software GmbH combine mathematics, computer science and machine learning methods with practical experience and thus develop individual software solutions for companies, medicine and industry in interdisciplinary teams.
RISC Software GmbH was founded as an application-oriented part of the RISC Institute by Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c.mult. Bruno Buchberger in 1992 and is still accompanied by him as mentor and initiator. This duality of basic research (RISC Institute) and application (RISC Software GmbH) has been continued to this day and is continuously developed in the most diverse facets in close cooperation with the institute’s director Prof. Dr. Peter Paule.
CEO RISC Software GmbH
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c.mult. Bruno Buchberger
Founder RISC Institute and RISC Software GmbH
Prof. Dr. Peter Paule
Chairman RISC Institute
69 % male
- 81 % thereof in R&D
- from 10 countries
31 % female
7.1 Million EUR operating revenue*
25% thereof with funding
* estimated for 2023
approx. 25 Publications
thereof 29 % with funding,
42 in Upper Austria, 20 in Austria, 8 EU, 8 worldwide
in round tables,
platforms, opinion boards,
thereof 38 % international
131 Cooperation partners
- thereof 90 corporate partners and
- 41 scientific partners,
- 65 in Upper Austria,
- 25 Austria,
- 37 EU,
- 4 worldwide
RISC Software GmbH is owned by the Johannes Kepler University Linz and 20 % by Upper Austrian Research GmbH (state of Upper Austria). The Supervisory Board of RISC Software GmbH is composed as follows:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mag.a Christiane Tusek
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Vice-rector for finances
Representative Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Paule
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Chairman RISC Insitute
Member of the Supervisory Board
Mag.a Ingrid Rabmer
Upper Austrian Research GmbH
Chief Financial Officer
Foundation of a Software Development Working Group as part of the RISC Software GmbH.
Founding under the name “Gödel School” Softwareentwicklung & Systemtechnik Gesellschaft mbH by Bruno Buchberger.
RISC Software GmbH specializes in software for logistics and production planning.
Launch of the cooperation with DS Automotion in the field of driverless transport systems. RISC Software GmbH has 6 employees.
DI Wolfgang Freiseisen becomes Managing Director.
The cooperation between Airbus and RISC Software GmbH starts.
RISC Software becomes a subsidiary of JKU Linz.
RISC Software starts participation in the first EU project named PLATO-N.
The Unit Logistics Informatics wins the multimedia & e-business STATEPRIZE 2008 in the category: e-commerce and customer loyalty for Post.Versandmanmanager.Pro. Integration of Research Unit Medical Informatics and the involvement of Upper Austrian Research GmbH with 20%.
RISC Software GmbH is a founding member of the Austrian Center of Scientific Computing.
Research Unit Medical Informatics wins MEDVIS 3D State Prize for Innovation for MEDVIS 3D. Start of the project ITS Austria West. RISC software has over 50 employees.
The Unit Advanced Computing Technologies launches EU project: MrSymBioMath.
The “food4all @ home” research project of the Unit Logistics Informatics wins Spring Award of bmvit.
With Virtual Aneurysm, the Research Unit Medical Informatics wins the State Prize for Innovations of the State of Upper Austria for the most radical innovation.
RISC Software GmbH is the lead developer of the AI strategy for the State of Upper Austria. RISC celebrates Anniversary: 30 Years RISC Institute and 25 Years RISC Software GmbH.
Foundation of Unit Domain-specific Applications
RISC Software GmbH celebrates its 30th anniversary during the Ars Electronica Festival at JKU Linz