Company History

JR-AquaConsol WassertropfenJR-AquaConSol GmbH was founded in June 2016 as 100% spin-off of JOANNEUM RESEARCH, and is operational since 1st July 2016. The main office of JR-AquaConSol GmbH in Graz is close to site universities.

While founding the spin-off the majority of the staff of the research group „Water Resources and Environmental Analytics“ of the former Institute RESOURCES of JOANNEUM RESEARCH was transferred to the new company. In total 25 persons are employed in the new enterprise. Current projects and service-offers, infrastructure (laboratory, software licenses, cars, etc.) as well as existing project results and pending patents were transferred also to JR-AquaConSol GmbH. For this reason and based on the know-how established during the last decades as key success factors JR-AquaConSol GmbH possesses already in the foundation phase all substantial competences and necessary operating resources for its business areas.

The roots of JR-AquaConSol date back to the year 1978, when the Institute for Geothermics and Hydrogeology was founded within the frame of the Research Center Graz. It was a predecessor of the Institute for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of Forschungsgesellschaft JOANNEUM and was incorporated in 1987 into the Forschungsgesellschaft JOANNEUM GmbH. In 2003 it was merged with the Institute for Geophysics to the Institute for Water Resources Management. After restructuring in 2010 the Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability” was founded concentrating all environmental institutes of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.

JR-AquaConSol is a 100% spin-off of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH and a research enterprise with a longtime tradition in detailed investigation of the availability, the utilization and the protection of water resources, which will successfully work in the respective markets. JR-AquaConSol GmbH is a service provider which offers specific customer tailored solutions for complex problems in applied hydrology and hydrogeology ensuring capacity building and long-term development of know-how.

The service-offers of JR-AquaConSol GmbH comprise

  • flexible tailor-made value chain depending on requirements of our customers and based on competence fields which differ significantly from other competing companies
  • overall solutions for complex aims – strengths of JR-AquaConSol GmbH which result from the continuity of the longtime buildup of know-how (also within cooperative funded research), from an extended research component and from a broad professional competence


JR-AquaConSol GmbH and its staff is obliged follow a sustainable and integrated approach. We are an attractive and trustworthy partner for our customers and cooperation partners as well as for our staff members,