Austria’s largest Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and an international key player in many of the research areas we cover. This makes AIT a leading development partner for the industry and a top employer within the international scientific community.


Iveco Group is a global automotive leader active in the Commercial and Special Vehicles, Powertrain, and related Financial Services arenas. Conscious of the urgency of climate change challenges, Iveco Group signed The Climate Pledge setting itself the ambitious goal of achieving net zero carbon by 2040. Iveco Group participates in Empower Project through its brands IVECO and FPT Industrial.


IVECO is a brand of Iveco Group that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles. It pursues a decarbonisation strategy through a multi-energy approach that includes the further development of bio-methane, battery electric and fuel cell technologies. IVECO SPA is partner of the project.


FPT Industrial is a brand of Iveco Group dedicated to the design, production, and sale of powertrains and solutions for on- and off-road vehicles, as well as marine and power generation applications. A dedicated ePowertrain division is accelerating the path towards net zero-emissions mobility, with electric drivelines, battery packs, and battery management systems. FPT INDUSTRIAL SPA and FPT MOTORENFORSCHUNG AG are partners of the project.

IFP Energies nouvelles

IFP Energies nouvelles is a major player in research and training in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From scientific concepts in fundamental research to technological solutions in applied research, technological innovation is at the heart of its action.


Politecnico di Torino was the first Italian Engineering School, founded in the wave of the technical and scientific innovation that gave rise to the most prestigious European polytechnic schools in the mid-19th century. Founded as a School for Engineers in 1859, it then became Regio Politecnico di Torino in 1906. Engineers, architects, designers and urban planners have been trained at Politecnico di Torino for over 160 years with rigor, integrity and high-level standards.


Lead Tech is an engineering company specialized in providing technical services for product support such as Design and Development of Technical Publications, Management Software, Industrial Automation Systems and Mechanical Design, both in the Military and Civil fields, in the Aerospace, Railway fields and Industrial.
Our mission is to offer an active and concrete Customer Care for an effective, fruitful and lasting collaboration.


Villinger R&D
Innovative Heating Technology and Ice- & Lightning Protection Systems based on electrically operated layers.

CIDETEC Energy Storage

CIDETEC Energy Storage is a research and development organization specializing in advanced battery technologies, designing, developing and testing the batteries of the future for 25 years. Theyr activity covers the entire value chain from battery chemistry to final application. They design and develop cells, modules and battery packs tailored to theyr customers’ needs, with a clear commitment towards technology transfer to industry.

CT Engineering GmbH

New products, disruptive technologies, fierce competition: CT can help your company innovate and extend its engineering domain. For over 35 years, our passionate and talented engineers have successfully carried out countless technology projects, because we are efficient, proactive, flexible and easy to work with. CT provides engineering services for the entire lifecycle of products in most industrial sectors.

Gruber Logistics S.p.A.

Founded in 1936 by Josef Gruber, the company is a multinational, family-owned transport and logistics company leader on heavy-loads and special cargo offering worldwide innovative and sustainable multimodal transport solutions all across the supply chain.


Brembo is a world leader in the design, development and production of braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes, industrial vehicles and machinery, for the OE market, after-market and racing.


Storing renewable energy in the form of hydrogen and distributing it as a “made in South Tyrol” fuel to emission-free vehicles is one of the aims of the H2 South Tyrol project, and it is for this reason that the Hydrogen Centre in Bozen South has been established in close cooperation with the Brennerautobahn AG operating the A22 motorway and financed by the European Regional Development Fund.


Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

EMPOWER first Kick-Off Meeting

The EMPOWER project officially started and this is our first kick-off meeting.
Held on 22 and 23 February at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH in Vienna with all of its 14 partners from 5 different countries.