New centre for intelligent and secure industrial automation created

23 January 2023

The Josef Ressel Centre for Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation (ISIA) is housed at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and its aim is provide a hub for investigating the future of digitalisation and industrial automation, focusing specifically on the potential of digital assistants for industrial machines.

COPA-DATA, SIGMATEK and B&R  have all invested in to the project. COPA-DATA will be predominately involved in research into cyber security, while SIGMATEK will support with its knowledge of system architectures, and B&R Industrial Automation will support the research area for artificial intelligence (AI).

The new centre is part of the Salzburg 2025 Science and Innovation Strategy, which aims to improve collaboration between universities of applied sciences and industrial companies. The Josef Ressel Centre ISIA is the third of its kind to be opened in Salzburg, following the success of the Josef Ressel Centre for User-Centric Smart Grid Privacy, Security and Control and the Josef Ressel Centre for Dependable System-of-Systems Engineering. Both previous centres have been transformed into longstanding institutes for their respective fields. 

More information on the objectives of the new centre can be found on the University of Salzburg website

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