Funded Projects

VIRTUAL VEHICLE is very active in funded projects on international and national level.

We are presently involved in 30+ European research projects, are coordinating numerous EU projects and are frequently involved in the design of European as well as national funded flagship projects.

On particular VIRTUAL VEHICLE focuses on the following programs:


Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly € 80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

ECSEL Joint Undertaking / ARTEMIS

The ECSEL Joint Undertaking funds Research, Development and Innovation projects for world-class expertise in Electronic Components and Systems.


Shift2Rail contributes to smart and sustainable growth through its actions to foster research and innovation in the railway sector.


The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions funds researchers at all stages of their careers. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to ‘blue-sky’ science.

National Funding – FFG

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research, development and technology in Austria.

National Funding – SFG

SFG accelerates the success of Styrian companies: SFG supports the faster growth of Styrian companies through the wealth and quality of its services – from funding, financing to consulting.

International Boards, Committees & Associations

Researchers of the Center hold various remarkable management positions in international boards, committees and associations:

In addition, the Center is characterized by the continuous participation in international networks to actively shape Europe’s R&D roadmaps.
Examples are EARPA (European Automotive Research Partners Association), ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) or SAE International.