Who we are

We are an application-oriented research center funded partly by the national initiative COMET (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies). We are jointly owned by five leading Austrian Universities and an association for researchers and consortium members.

With our team of experienced researchers and developers, we run a consortium of international companies and universities (see below). Our aim is to provide innovative solutions to our members and clients, and advance research related to Blockchain in Austria.

Regular evaluations by international experts ensure the quality of the center.

What we do

Our main area of business is running the ABC COMET center. We provide research and development to meet our members' and clients' R+D needs.

Besides that we take part in other national and international funding programs and provide professional services and education.

Be a part of it

COMET (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies) is a national funding program. COMET centers conduct application-oriented cutting-edge research at the highest level and conduct research in those areas that are strategically important for the economy and develop solutions for the key issues of the future. COMET is open to partners all over the world.

Our Services

Together with our scientific partners we provide services for a wide variety of industries ranging from Financial Services to Manufacturing. Our research is partially funded under the COMET program of the Austrian Federal Financing Agency.


We conduct funded and non-funded research and innovation projects in an interdisciplinary setting.


We research and develop cutting-edge blockchain solutions for your needs.


We offer regular seminars and conferences for the dissemination of expertise and knowledge.

Areas of Expertise

Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to answer research questions in a holistic way from technical to legal questions. Together with our partners and our team of specialists, we have accumulated relevant years of experience and expertise in different areas of knowledge.

Technology, Security and Development

Addresses the technical and theoretical foundations of distributed ledger technology. The area will also address technical aspects of different types of Blockchains and “Non Blockchains”, Smart Contracts and transparency on the Blockchain.


Addresses new business models, economic potentials and problems. The area will study economic questions that arise in any peer-to-peer system and investigate DLT based decentralized business models in specific application domains.

Economic Systems and Token Engineering

Focuses on the technological aspects of Blockchains in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. The convergence of Blockchain with emerging technologies in those fields will be at the center of the activities.

Law and Legal Policies

Aims to address legal questions arising under current legislation including matters of private, public and tax law, tries to address concepts and suggestions for future legal frameworks and starts to analyse further political implications.


Its aim is to transmit knowledge to the industry regarding the research and development processes involved in DLT/Blockchain-based solutions, through the creation and offer of specialized courses, workshops, conferences and additional learning tools that allow and support companies in their R+D, businesses, operations and legal areas.

The COMET Network

The existing scientific and technological competencies are bundled in the COMET centers located across Austria, thereby sustainably strengthening the competitiveness of Austria as a research location. The COMET network currently consists of 25 COMET Centers, 16 COMET Projects and 12 COMET Modules.


COMET centers


Million euros in grants


Years of COMET experience

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