About Us

About Us

Research Center

As an internationally well-recognized Research Center for Materials Characterization and Non-Destructive Testing, RECENDT GmbH - which is part of the UAR Innovation Network - has operated very successfully within the Austrian and international markets since 2009.

Milestones in the early years included becoming a non-university Christian Doppler laboratory (CD lab) for Photoacoustics and Laser Ultrasonics (up until 2016 RECENDT operated as one of only two non-university CD labs in Austria), and gaining the "special award for Research" at the Innovation Awards of the federal state of Upper Austria in 2010.

RECENDT has gained an internationally acknowledged reputation as a partner as well as a coordinator in numerous national, EU, and international projects. The company is well established as a popular partner for local SMEs and multinational enterprises.

Fundamental research

Our range of services incorporates the whole R&D process chain and stretches from application-oriented fundamental research to the development of state-of-the-art technology for industrial applications.

Competence for customized solutions

RECENDT implements customized high-tech solutions in the fields of material characterization and non-destructive materials testing.

Our highly qualified, interdisciplinary team consists of physicists, chemists, mechatronics engineers, and development engineers who have state-of-the-art equipment at their disposal which enables them to contribute to the success in various branches.


The Research Center for Non-Destructive Testing GmbH (RECENDT) - previously operating as the Research Department for Sensor Technology of Upper Austrian Research GmbH - became an independent company in early 2009. Its shareholders are Upper Austrian Research GmbH (80%) and Johannes Kepler University Linz (20%).