EARTO Members

ACR – Austrian Cooperative Research

Country: Austria
Founded in: 1954
EARTO Membership: Association


Key Figures 2016


€ 61.4M Income

804 Employees

1 Patent Applications

9,591 Industrial Partners

N/A Spin-offs Created

10 H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision

Mission: The ACR institutes perform more than two thirds of their services for small and medium-sized companies. That way, ACR helps that innovation is also present in SMEs and obstacles for accessing research and development are removed. At the same time, the ACR institutes are important interfaces between science and large enterprises (national and international) in the direction of SMEs.


Vision: With a demand-actuated offer in the field of application-oriented research, development and innovation, ACR institutes make a vital contribution to the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises and, in general, to the strengthening of Austria as a business location. By using findings from basic research, ACR with its technological and market economy know-how considerably contributes to the economic success of companies and is thus the research and technology network with the greatest benefit for SMEs in Austria.




Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Physical sciences ; Chemical sciences; Other natural sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Civil engineering ; Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering ; Mechanical engineering ; Chemical engineering ; Materials engineering ; Environmental engineering ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology ; Other engineering and technologies
  • Social Sciences: Educational sciences; Media & communications


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