One of the major contributions that TU Wien makes to society is in passing on the knowledge gained from its research activities so that society can benefit from them.

The institutes at TU Wien are very successful when it comes to securing highly sought-after public funding and conducting research projects alongside sponsors from industry and commerce and/or the public sector (third-party funds).

A number of collaboration projects are embedded within the institution in various forms. For example, the university is involved with a number of competence centres, networks, projects and Christian Doppler laboratories and plays a major role in the Austrian Science Fund’s (FWF) priority programmes.