Re-Searching the Industrial Future

Excellent Technologies for Cognitive Products und Cognitive Production Systems

Pro²Future is a so called COMET Centre publicly funded by the Austrian Competence Centres Program COMET (Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies). Pro²Future’s core is a highly ambitious research program which was jointly established by industry and academia. Its first funding period lasts from 2017 until 2021 and covers activities of industrial research and experimental development of cognitive products and cognitive production systems. Basic research, educational efforts and technical feasibility studies complete the publicly funded COMET activities.

Within the so called Non-COMET domain, Pro²Future executes R&D projects which are either publicly funded beyond the COMET domain (e.g. EU-funded projects) or directly assigned by companies and organizations from industry and society.

Bundled Expertise of our Scientific Partners

Pro²Future’s strength is the vicinity and entanglement with its scientific partners – best illustrated by the three Pro²Future sites at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Upper Austria), at Graz University of Technology (Styria) and at PROFACTOR GmbH in Steyr (Upper Austria). Hence on a direct and bundled way, partners from industry and society can develop solutions together with Pro²Future’s team and consortium: (i) solutions which safeguard competitiveness of product portfolios by new “clever” cognitive products, (ii) solutions which tap the full potential of digitalization for flexible, efficient, safe and secure production systems at highest quality level, and – last not least – (iii) solutions for novel man machine interaction better utilizing the strengths of both spheres.