Z_GIS is closely working with the GI technologies industries as well as within various domain associations and academic networks, in order to participate in innovation, promote new concepts and techniques emerging from our discipline, validate these in different application contexts and to foster and maintain high standards in education.

The research studio iSPACE is closely linked to the University of Salzburg and to Z_GIS. It is part of RSA FG, an Austrian non-profit research institution and fosters the cooperation between science and economy. It manages innovation pipelining between universities and markets and develops application of innovative spatial methods to optimize decision-making processes in particular for infrastructural or location planning, renewable energy and spatial data infrastructures including indoor-environments.