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AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) is a non-university research institute, member of the research network ACR - Austrian Cooperative Research and one of the leading European institutes in the field of applied research with regard to three focal research areas: thermal energy technologies and hybrid systems, building and retrofit as well as industrial processes and energy systems.

Within the mentioned research areas the work covers various topics reaching from component and system development to scientific research accompanying the installation of demonstration systems. In addition, the institute provides know-how transfer within the framework of national and international workshops and conferences.

At its site located in Gleisdorf, Austria, AEE INTEC currently employs about 85 people from 14 different countries. The institute also contributes to the training and education of highly qualified specialists through offering positions for dissertations and master theses. It also provides internships for students.


Board members
Prof. Dr. Hans Schnitzer
Dr. Anna-Maria Fulterer
Robert Hausner
Prof. Dr. Reinhold W. Lang
Dr. Ingo Leusbrock
Johannes Pöllinger
Christoph Stark

Managing directors
Ewald Selvicka
Werner Weiss


Members of the scientific-strategic board

Science and R&D
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhold W. Lang, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Schnitzer, Technical University Graz
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Company Representatives
Dr. Winfried Braumann, REENAG
Dr. Peter Kremnitzer, Head of R&D PORR AG
Dr. Franz Strempfl, Energie Steiermark

Members of Ministries and the Government of the Province of Styria
DI Michael Paula
, Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
DI Josef Plank, General Secretary, Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Mag. Dr. Birgit Strimitzer-Riedler, Österreichischer Raiffeisenverband

Advocacy groups
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Stephan Schwarzer, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)
DI Dieter Drexel, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)


Research and Development

Founded in 1988, AEE INTEC has been conducting applied research and development in national, European and international projects.

The three research departments “Thermal Energy Technologies and Hybrid Systems”, “Building and Retrofit” and “Industrial Processes and Energy Systems” cover the whole span from development of components to comprehensive integrated systems. This approach also allows for synergy effects between the three areas of research.



Another important activity of AEE INTEC is consulting political decision-makers on questions regarding energy and resources on the national and international level as as well as consulting engineering offices, architects, housing cooperatives and communities with the implementation of specific projects. For this projects studies are conducted to serve as decision support, analyzing the technical and financial feasibility.

Since 2006 AEE INTEC has been sitting on the board of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Renewable Heating and Cooling (ETIP RHC) and has delivered crucial contributions to the European Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), the implementation roadmap for heating and cooling with technologies deploying renewable energy sources as well as the „SET Plan Integrated Roadmap”.



In order to allow for efficient and quick dissemination of the results of research and development projects as well as application experiences, various knowledge transfer projects on the national, European and global level have been implemented.

Furthermore, AEE INTEC has organized excursions, seminars, meetings and symposia in all three areas of research.

Another important activity is the publication of the magazine “Nachhaltige Technologien” with 6000 copies four times per year. Each edition covers the research focus of AEE INTEC in detail and provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of applications, operational experiences and new developments.