Science becomes reality

Mechatronics Research

The technology engine of LCM is the integrated research center for Symbiotic Mechatronics

To have one’s finger on the technological pulse of the time, LCM runs the COMET K2 Competence Center “Symbiotic Mechatronics”. This Comet K2-Center is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the State of Upper Austria and the JKU. At the interface between science and economy, this funding enables LCM to execute risky innovative projects with different partners. The handling of these projects takes place via the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).


“Symbiotic Mechatronics is a novel paradigm for mechatronic systems that pursues the stimulation of mutual benefits from the interaction among “symbiosis partners” such as mechatronic systems, their elements, and their respective physical, digital, human and ambient environments.”


The Concept of Symbiotic Mechatronics

With the novel concept of Symbiotic Mechatronics, set out in 2018, we have expanded mechatronics towards new challenges emerging in and around classical mechatronics.
Driven by information and communications technology (ICT) and digitalization a virtual layer enbales the useful interaction between mechatronics systems and their respective environments, which can be physical, digital our human.


Mechatronics systems are indispensable in today’s world. But in the future it will become increasingly important for these systems to interact with each other as well as their physical, digital, human, or climate-specific environment.
We are venturing on this path and we are also supporting our partners and customers in transitioning from traditional mechatronics to symbiotic mechatronics.

Research Network

The intensive cooperation between LCM, international universities, and research partners is at the heart of our sustainable internationalization strategy. The scientific results of the Comet K2 research projects, together with the know-how of our employees, form the basis for the successful development of new, smart, networked, and autonomous systems.

Our Research Areas:


  • ACT: Actuators, as a core function of every mechatronic system and also the holistic design of complex systems.
  • MECON: Complex mechatronic systems and their digital representation for the purpose of control and optimization.
  • SENS: Sensor technology as sensory organ of systems and combined data processing connected with machine learning.
  • SYMB: Transdisciplinary context of Mechatronics and its interfaces to humans, the environment and the digital world.

Performance Numbers

Dissertations | PHD`s


Scientific international publications

Master and diploma theses

since 01.01.2018

Leading provider of innovative
mechatronic excellence

  • Challenging, high-level research program for advanced technologies
  • Continuous intensification of the interconnection with leading international science and research centers
  • Strenghtening the international visibility through high-level publications, organizations
  • Contributions to international conferences and workshops
  • Development of excellent research staff by means of an interdisciplinary personnel program

Comet K2 Center:

LCM Area Coordinators

Dip.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Gross
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Pichler-Scheder
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerald Jungmayr
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Klinglmayr, MA.
Strategic Area SYMB

Comet K2 Center:

Area Coordinators

Assoz. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Gerd Bramerdorfer
Associate.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Schöberl
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Springer

a.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Bernhard Manhartsgruber

O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Klaus Zeman
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Jakoby
SENS | Strategic Area SYMB (JKU)
Assoz.Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Saminger-Platz
Strategic Area SYMB

Comet K2 Center:

Scientific und Technologial Advisory Board von LCM

Minna Lanz
Jiri Sloupensky
Czech Republic
Aude Billard
Harri Kulmalah
Iris Grässler
Peter Steinrück

Science becomes reality

LCM stands for the quick transfer of scientific findings into real-world industrial use. Our many years of cooperation with internationally renowned research partners ensures that the latest technologies are applied. Our top priorities are partnerships and the exchange of know-how from idea to finished product.

Internationally funded Projects

The Team of LCM got comprehensive experience when it comes to the execution of EU projects and other types of international projects. Meanwhile, several project results were successfully realized on the market. We are submitting project proposals to the following national programmes & structural funds:

ETP – JTIs – cPPPs – EIPs – ERANET – EIT (KICs) – HORIZON2020 – Art. 185-Initiatives


Your Contact Person

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Johann Hoffelner, MSc

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

+43 732 2468 6004

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