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Professional Software Development in research and for research!

Central issues of science, business and industry can only be met by combining all available solution methods today. Methods and skills from computer science and mathematics are used. Software solutions contribute an increasingly important part in this area. The implementation of applied research projects and technology transfer from the university environment in the economy are crucial for the development and competitiveness of Europe as a business location.

Expert partner for software solutions

RISC Software GmbH is a renowned Austrian research institutions and has been engaged in research and development since its foundation more than 30 years ago. This involves basic research, applied research up to experimental development and market maturity of professional software development. RISC Software GmbH emerged as the application-oriented area of the RISC Institute JKU and is therefore deeply linked to the university environment. RISC Software GmbH covers three main areas:

Software Development

Application of methods and expertise from computer science and mathematics for problems of science, business and industry

Technology Transfer

Technology transfer by software from the University in the economy, particularly in terms of basic research

Applied Research Projects

Implementation of applied research projects for the Austrian economy in national and international context

Funded Projects

RISC Software GmbH supports you when searching for a matching grant for your personal project proposals. Cooperation with RISC Software GmbH facilitates domestic companies access to research funding, because the expertise, the experience and reputation of RISC Software GmbH is essential for the Grantor in assessing the eligibility. Of course, this cannot be seen as a guarantee for any funding commitment. Nevertheless, the high success rate speaks for a cooperation with RISC Software GmbH. Approximately 90% of the projects were transferred from research in practice or in the next stage of development within two years.

RISC Software GmbH distinguishes three types of projects:

Feasibility and Concept Studies

Feasibility and concept studies can be conducted as innovation checks or feasibility studies.

Cooperative Research

The cooperative research is characterized as a consortium of research and industrial partners who submit a joint research project, get it authorized and then implement it. Following funding opportunities are available: EU projects, ICT of the future cluster projects.

Contract Research

In contract research the rights and obligations are clearly defined by a contract between contractor and client. There are special requirements of the Grantor for specific national funding programs such as innovation cheque, feasibility study or FFG basic programs.

Basically, this funding opportunities for Austrian companies are a low-threshold way to research to reduce risk in the beginning. RISC Software GmbH is happy to advise with its long experience.