The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft is a research institution with a thematic focus on medicine, life sciences and the humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences, and is specifically targeting new research topics in Austria.
Together with academic and implementing partners, the LBG is currently running 21 institutes and develops and tests new forms of collaboration between science and non-scientific actors such as companies, the public sector and civil society.
Socially relevant challenges, to which research can contribute, are to be recognized at an early stage and taken up. In 2016, the LBG Career Center, which is supporting 200 pre and postdocs, has been set up. In addition, the LBG Open Innovation in Science Center (LBG OIS Center), which is revealing the potential of open innovation to science, was launched.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft employs 550 people. The total budget for the year 2016 amounted to 28.4 million euros, about 30 percent of the funds come from the budget of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
Annual Report 2017
The annual report 2017 outlines the research successes in the LBG institutes, informs about the initiatives of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft concerning 'Open Innovation in Science' and 'professional perspectives for young researchers' and publishes an excerpt of the capital statement. Click here to get to the annual reports.