AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies.  AIT develops the tools, technologies and solutions for Austrian industries that are of utmost relevance for the future.

Its technological research areas encompass energy, low-emission transport, health and bioresources, digital safety and security, vision, automation and control, and technology experience.  The research areas are supplemented by the competence in innovation systems and policy.

AIT covers the entire spectrum of emerging technologies by first proofing concepts and then applying research to transfer the technologies into specific applications for demonstrators and prototyping.