Starting point for innovationASSIC

COMET - Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies

The COMET program stands for cutting-edge research in Austria and strengthens the cooperation between science and business.

Center with History

In 1998 the CTR AG was named as Austria's first Kplus Center to the program. Until 2014, the CTR was positioned as a COMET K1-Center. With the new COMET K1 Center ASSIC, sustained by SAL GmbH (from July 2019), the status of excellence continues.

ASSIC K1 - Competence center

The K1 ASSIC Competence Center is funded within the framework of COMET - Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by the Austrian Federal Ministry for 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. The COMET program is financed by the FFG.

The legal entity of ASSIC is SAL Silicon Austria Labs GmbH.

programmE & Funding agencies

COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies

The strategic objectives of COMET are: developing new expertise by initiating and supporting long-term research cooperations between science and industry in top-level research, and establishing and securing the technological leadership of companies. By advancing and bundling existing strengths and by integrating international research expertise Austria is to be strengthened as a research location for the long term.
 


BMK  Federal Ministry for Climate Action, environment, energy, mobility, Innovation and Technology

The Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) develops the right conditions for areas of vital importance to our country. The optimising of infrastructure such as railways, roads, waterways, air transport and telecommunications, and its technical and operational safety, is a factor which significantly determines our quality of life. Innovation and technology pave the way to future developments.


BMDW  Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic affairs 

The Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic affairs (BMDW) creates the best possible framework for enterprises and represents at international levels the interests of Austria as a business location. One of the main objectives is to accelerate structural change by actively supporting research, technology and innovation.

 

FFG Austrian Research Promotion agency

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency  is reponsible for the promotion of research, development and innovation in industry and economy. The FFG promotes ASSIC via its COMET programme (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies).

 

Carinthian Provincial Government Technology & Economy

The Carinthian Government supports research, innovation and technology by taking an active funding part in the COMET programme.

 

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Styrian provicial Government economic affairs and innovation

Within the Styrian Government the department for Economic Affairs and Innovation of the Styrian Government is in charge of the COMET programme.

 

KWF

KWF  Kärntner Wirschaftsförderungs Fonds 

The KWF is the conducting organisation of the Carinthian government and partner of the FFG within the COMET programme and promotes ASSIC as a public funding institution.

 


SFG Styrian Business Promotion Agency

The Styrian Business Promotion Agency is the promoting organisation of the Styrian government and partner of the FFG within the COMET programme and promotes ASSIC as a public funding institution.
 

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