About AWST

Our Company

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Angewandte Wissenschaft Software und Technologie GmbH (AWST - "Applied Science, Software and Technology") is a dedicated team of IT professionals and scientists with extensive experience in all stages of the software lifecycle. From short-term support to end-to-end development projects, we have the experience and expertise to meet the most demanding software development needs.

Founded in 1997 and based in Vienna, Austria, we specialise in meeting the complex IT requirements of international organisations. We commit to long-term partnerships with our clients, developing a thorough knowledge of their business in order to better address their unique IT challenges.

Market Focus

AWST focuses on software consultancy projects for international organisations. Many of our projects have a scientific background in fields such as nuclear safeguards and geophysical monitoring. We have a long track record of successful projects tailored to the specific needs of our customers. Typical AWST projects include:

Company History

1997

AWST is founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of US government contractor Leidos (formerly SAIC) with 2 US expatriate staff.

1998

AWST move to new offices at Mariahilfer Strasse 47 in central Vienna; staff increased to 3.

1999

J. Wüster takes over as Managing Director following the retirement of founding MD D. Rundquist.

2000

AWST breaks even financially for the first time.

2002

SAIC/Leidos ceases to be a majority shareholder in AWST and sells the majority of shares in AWST to employees J. Wüster and A. Boresch.

2004

An employee ownership model is created allowing AWST staff to buy shares in AWST through a holding company. AWST has grown to a staff of 8 and a revenue of 1.2 MEUR.

2007

Computer infrastructure overhauled and offices renovated. AWST has grown to a staff of 14 and a revenue of 1.7 MEUR.

2010

AWST starts its first project for the European Space Agency (ESA).

2012

AWST starts a collaboration with TU Wien, GEO and contributes in a system engineering role to ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI).

2014

AWST becomes a partner of EODC and supports the construction of the new Earth Observation data center in Vienna.

2015

AWST becomes a partner of the international Polar View consortium and develops the Polar Thematic Exploitation Plattform.

2017

Polar TEP starts operations and is further developed.

2019

AWST starts the QA4SM Validation Service for global soil moisture data together with TU Wien and EODC.