Research and development activities at CTR are aimed at technological innovations for all segments in the field of Smart Systems Integration. The objective is to bring newly generated R&D knowledge into alignment with customer-specific applications and to make them utilisable for enterprises.
CTR is founded on a vision shared by the federal state of Carinthia, the City of Villach and the Federation of Carinthian Industry with the assignment to create a regional contact partner for research, development, technology and innovation in Carinthia. Today, CTR counts among the leading research institutions in Austria and Europe as a research centre for intelligent sensor control and system integration and also in connection with the COMET Competence Centre ASSIC.
Numerous industry segments are facing substantial challenges - products and processes need to become ever more functional, powerful and accurate. Micro-electronic and nano-electronic components and systems are key to this development process. CTR researches and develops these elements for customer-specific applications along the value creation chain.
Since 1997, CTR has researched and developed state of the art technologies in the field of intelligent sensor control and system integration for partner companies to make their products and processes simpler, safer and more effective. The R&D centre is therefore the connecting link between research and commerce. It enables enterprises to benefit from the latest R&D results and to significantly strengthen their innovative capacity and competitive ability.
The high-grade expertise of the international CTR team is the heart of the R&D centre and the basis of its success. Exclusive know-how in R&D fields, an interdisciplinary approach to work and orientation on the highest quality standards make it possible to generate new research results and and make them commercially utilisable.
CTR is an active partner in numerous national and international collaborations between research institutions and commercial enterprises. Regional, national and cross-border exchange enables the creation of a global network of cooperation and opens up new perspectives in research. CTR sees itself as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ of an international network.
Whether micro/nano technologies, photonics, simulations, test labs, assembling and packaging, electronics or system design and integration, CTR unites this know-how and the corresponding infrastructure under one roof: from the initial project coordination to a complex sensor system. We make a comprehensive range of development services available in our function as a research partner.