Research and Development. They are not as easy a pairing as you may think. Often, research breakthroughs struggle to develop into commercially viable products. The Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) is on a mission to change that. LCM is a specialist research and development company in the field of mechatronics. Under the leadership of CEO Gerald Schatz, the firm conducts research with a unique focus on integrating emerging technologies into the business model of its client. This approach uses big data and an emphasis on simulation to ensure research prototypes develop into commercially successful products.