Austria

Science & research in the Austrian partner regions

Vienna. The favourable positioning of Vienna as a research and technology location at the centre of Europe is confirmed by Vienna’s areas of excellence. These are life sciences (biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), mathematics, information and communication technologies (ICT), creative industries as well as the automotive, traffic and logistics sectors. Vienna boasts an impressive variety of research facilities: nine public and six private universities as well as six universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) and around 1,000 extra-university research institutes.

Lower Austria. Lower Austria’s business success is based on a large number of innovative companies. 185 technology-oriented institutions enjoy the advantages offered by Lower Austria as an innovative European high-tech location. Hubs for international corporate research and education are situated at the three Technopol locations in Krems (biotechnology and regenerative medicine), Tulln (agro-biotechnology and environmental biotechnology) and Wiener Neustadt (materials, process and chemical engineering, medical technology, sensory technology and actuators and surfaces). Major providers of science and technology include Danube University Krems, FH Wiener Neustadt (university of applied sciences) as well as AIT Austrian Institute of Technology at Seibersdorf.

Burgenland. The Burgenland technology push and related establishment of technology centres – since 1997, six state-of-the-art technology centres were set up in Neusiedl am See, Eisenstadt, Neutal, Pinkafeld, Güssing and Jennersdorf – created key points of departure for future developments in advanced secondary- and tertiary-sector industries in Burgenland (e.g. ICT, electronics, biotechnology, environmental technology). The European Centre for Renewable Energy in Güssing has evolved into an important international network hub and impulse provider for the markedly technology- and innovation-oriented growth of the region. Launching pads for further development include such industries as construction, food and semi-luxuries, electrical engineering, precision engineering, timber and metal production.