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Prof. Helmut List and Kathryn List Awarded as Cultural Promoter

Connecting AVL Content to Art

Kathryn und Helmut List mit der Auszeichnung ©by picturesborn[1]

AVL CEO Prof. Helmut List and his wife Kathryn List were awarded the jury prize “Maecenatentum” by the independent economic committee “Initiativen Wirtschaft für Kunst” at a festive gala in Vienna, which was attended by numerous guests from the worlds of business, culture, politics and media. This prize honors personalities from Austria who have rendered outstanding services to art and culture at home and abroad with their actions. Prof. Helmut List: “For AVL, the proximity to art means that we can also improve and further develop our creativity.”


Guided by the principle that technological progress and artistic creation are connected, AVL’s research and development results are brought into an artistic and aesthetic context in numerous projects. An example of how AVL has successfully bridged the gap between science and art is the Helmut List Halle, where the company has incorporated its entire acoustics expertise.

Born out of Prof. List’s vision to bring art into AVL’s corporate culture, the founding of the AVL Cultural Foundation is truly an outstanding culmination of his cultural commitment. Creative projects and long-standing collaborations with festivals, young up-and-coming artists as well as well-known music personalities annually emphasize the features of Austrian art life with a strong international orientation and involvement.

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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