In 2007 the Scientific Service Units (SSUs) at IST Austria started to provide their service for the newly established research groups on campus. Since then we took a continuous effort to position the SSUs as asset for IST Austria in terms of research support and also for faculty recruiting.

Over the years we grew up to more than 60 employees in seven facilities and we constantly learned more about the needs of the research groups and how we can provide excellent know-how and service for cutting-edge research.

We also act as an interdisciplinary platform, where we, in accordance to our mission statement, maximize the sharing of equipment among multiple research groups.