Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for electronic based systems (EBS), which are the technological backbone of digitization. The application-oriented center offers cooperative research at three locations – Graz, Linz and Villach – in the pioneering research areas of Microsystems, Sensor Systems, Intelligent Wireless Systems, Power Electronics and Embedded Systems. SAL brings together key players from industry, science and research and thus valuable expertise and know-how and conducts cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. Cooperative projects are co-financed by SAL and enable a fast and unbureaucratic project start. SAL is thus shaping the high-tech locations Austria and Europe and "unfolds the future".