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ASSIC - Austrian Smart Systems Integration Research Center

International experts have chosen SAL GmbH (formerly CTR), with the research focus "ASSIC", for the COMET K1 Excellence Status. This ensures a future-oriented research into intelligent systems that can enrich our lives.

Smart System Integration

ASSIC drives the knowledge transfer and innovative micro- and nanosystems into marketable products and processes.

ASSIC is funded as a K1-Center within the framework of COMET - Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) and by the Federal States of Carinthia and Styria.

Future Topic: Smart system Integration

The research activities of ASSIC Austrian Smart Systems Integration Research Center focus on intelligent system integration based on micro- and nanotechnologies. With its research activities, ASSIC offers sound system knowledge about components, technologies, materials, assembly and interconnection technologies.

ASSIC focuses on three research areas:

  • Microsystem Technologies
    with a focus on the development of acoustic and magnetic micro components and technologies as well as on the associated manufacturing processes.

  • Heterogeneous Integration Technologies
    comprises the research of functional packaging, assembly and interconnection technologies for micro-electro-mechanical system components, trendsetting thin-film packaging technologies and the integration of subsystems at chip level in micro modules.

  • Smart Systems Solutions
    for the integration of functional modules into innovative photonic measurement systems, as well as for the development of necessary design methods and technologies.

A Mission with Goals

With the clear mission "Bringing Technologies into Application", ASSIC has the following goals:

  • To create outstanding results, of both economic value and scientific excellence,
  • To overcome the gap between invention and innovation, by acting as a key pillar for the bridge between science and industry, and therefore between fundamental and applied research,
  • To establish itself as a renowned technology partner, that provides high-quality, internationally visible and excellent services in the respective field.

Partners along the value chain

ASSIC brings together leading Austrian industrial partners and research institutes with excellent international partners along the technological value chain and generates a culture of cooperation and “Open Innovation". The high-calibre consortium guarantees outstanding research on the one hand, and on the other R&D results with equally high relevance to practice for next-generation products and processes.

legal entity SAL

The legal entity of ASSIC is Silicon Austria Labs GmbH.

As an experienced consortium leader, SAL (formerly CTR AG) provides the organizational structure, the management expertise and the well-developed high-tech infrastructure. The highly qualified experts with experience gained from both science and industry, form an essential part of the COMET K1 Centre ASSIC. The best framework conditions are therefore in place to guarantee an efficient and professional implementation of the research programme. True to the motto:

"Bringing Technologies into Application"

ASSIC | operated by SAL

ASSIC Data & Facts

K1-Center: ASSIC - Austrian Smart Systems Research Integration Center
ASSIC Funding period II
Legal Entity: Silicon Austria Labs GmbH
Start: Januar 2019 
Duration: until 2022
Funding amount: 20,4 Mio. Euro
Industrial partners: 15
Scientific partners: 9

Website:   ASSIC Website