The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria’s largest non-university research institute is a specialist  among the European research institutes in the key infrastructure issues of the future. The Energy Department favours a holistic approach to electricity supply, heating and climate control of buildings, and cities of tomorrow. Using sophisticated measurement technology and innovative simulation tools, our interdisciplinary research teams combine decentralised energy producers, efficient distribution networks and smart buildings with efficient heating and cooling technologies to form a single, sustainable energy system.

AITThe Technology Experience Unit at the Innovation Systems Department deals with user experience and its various contextual influencing factors. Based on enhanced foundational interaction thinking, research activities aim to create dedicated experiences in key technology areas and application contexts, in order to optimally align future technologies to specific user groups and different situations. The Technology Experience team has a strong track record in the development and execution of national and international research and cooperation projects related in the domain of user-cantered smart grid services.

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