Navigation path

Share on 
	Share on Facebook
  
	Tweet it
  
	Share on google+
  
	Share on linkedIn
  
    
      E-mail
Set page to normal font sizeIncrease font size by 200 percentBookmark this pageChoose high-contrast version

Austria

Research

Updated 09/2012

Legal requirements

To promote growth and employment, Austria encourages companies to invest in research and innovation. This is part of the Lisbon Strategy, aimed at increasing spending on R&D to 3 % of GDP by 2010.

One of the roles of Austrian policy on research and technology is to provide access to new technologies and specialised knowledge through networking and by promoting cooperation. The key legal foundations for this are:

R&D institutions

The following core governmental institutions are involved in networking research and business. They all provide information on accessing research subsidies available to companies, initial advice and links to further sources:

The Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development (Rat-FTE) makes recommendations to Federal and Regional Offices regarding research and technology development.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is the leading organisation promoting non-university academic research in Austria.

Alongside R&D, innovation is essential for businesses to develop and stay competitive.

Intellectual property must be protected to encourage research.

Resources

Austria Wirtschaftsservice (Austrian Development and Financing Bank) promotes awareness-raising measures in the area of research and technology development.

Useful information for people living and working in Austria is available from HELP, the Austrian government help service, and the Business Service Portal USP.

Programmes

The ERP Credit Fund provided by Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS) subsidises companies in industry, manufacturing and production-related services based in Austria. The ERP fund is employed for technology projects associated with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria’s central organisation for the promotion of basic research. It is dedicated to all the sciences and uses the standards of the international scientific community as its benchmark.

The Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ) offers subsidies as well as a range of general information on innovation, research and technological development.

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency is a national funding institution for applied industrial research in Austria. It supports Austrian businesses, research institutions and researchers with a comprehensive range of services, from the management of public funding programmes to consulting services in all phases of technology development and innovation.

Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS) offers a programme for founding and developing innovative companies:

It also provides an overview of programmes and services for small and medium-sized businesses.

The NANO Initiative is a national research and technology development programme designed to create added-value and to pool the resources of the science and business spheres.

Energytech.at is the platform for innovative technologies in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It provides an overview of the subsidy and technology programmes in Austria and the EU with a focus on research and development, as well as demonstration and pilot projects.

The Subsidy Compass is a service offered by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). It provides free, comprehensive support throughout Austria for those seeking subsidies for research and technology.

The BMVIT also supports project developments by providing access to subsidies.

Help & advice

Help & advice

E-mail a business organisation near you

The EU runs a network (Enterprise Europe Network) of local business organisations in most European countries that may be able to help you.

Choose your country and town and enter your enquiry below.

Country

Austria

Feldkirch

Graz

Innsbruck

Klagenfurt

Linz

Salzburg

Wien

Belgium

Antwerpen

Arlon

Brugge

Brussels

Charleroi

Gent

Hasselt

Leuven

Libramont

Liège

Mons

Namur

Nivelles

Bulgaria

Dobrich

Plovidiv

Ruse

Sandanski

Sofia

Stara Zagora

Vratsa

Yambol

Croatia

Osijek

Rijeka

Split

Varazdin

Zagreb

Cyprus

Nicosia

Czech Republic

Brno

Brno

Liberec

Ostrava

Ostrava

Pardubice

Plzen

Praha

Usti nad Labem

Denmark

Aalborg

Copenhagen

Herning

Kolding

Næstved

Viborg

Estonia

Tallinn

Finland

Helsinki

Oulu

Tampere

Turku

Vantaa

France

Amiens

Annecy

Aulnat

Besançon

Bordeaux

Bourg en Bresse

Caen

Cayenne

Chalons-en-Champagne

Chambéry

Dijon

Fort-de-France

Grenoble

Lille

Limoges

Lyon

Marseille

Marseille

Montpellier

Montpellier

Nancy

Nantes

Orléans

Paris

Pointe-à-Pitre

Poitiers

Privas

Rennes

Rouen

Saint-Denis

Saint-Etienne

Strasbourg

Toulouse

Valence

Germany

Berlin

Bremen

Bremenhaven

Chemnitz

Dresden

Düsseldorf

Erfurt

Frankfurt/Oder

Freiburg

Hamburg

Hannover

Kaiserslautern

Kiel

Konstanz

Leipzig

Magdeburg

Mannheim

Mülheim an der Ruhr

München

Potsdam

Reutlingen

Rostock

Saabrücken

Stuttgart

Trier

Ulm

Villingen-Schwenningen

Wiesbaden

Greece

Athens

Heraklion

Ioannina

Kavala

Kozani

Thessaloniki

Tripolis

Volos

Hungary

Budapest

Debrecen

Eger

Győr

Miskolc

Nyíregyháza

Pécs

Szeged

Székesfehérvár

Zalaegerszeg

Ireland

Dublin

Italy

Abruzzo

Aosta

Apulia

Ascoli Piceno

Basilicata

Bologna

Bologna

Cagliari

Calabria

Calabria

Campania

Catania

Florence

Genova

Gorizia

Milano

Molise

Naples

Palermo

Palermo

Perugia

Pesaro

Pisa

Pordenone

Ravenna

Rome

Rovereto

Sassari

Sicily

Terni

Torino

Trieste

Udine

Venezia

Venezia

Venezia

Latvia

Riga

Lithuania

Kaunas

Klaipėda

Vilnius

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Malta

Pieta`

Netherlands

Den Haag

Nieuwegein

Norway

Ås

Oslo

Stavanger

Tromsø

Poland

Bialystok

Gdańsk

Kalisz

Katowice

Kielce

Konin

Kraków

Lublin

Lublin

Olsztyn

Opole

Poznań

Rzeszów

Szczawno-Zdrój

Szczecin

Toruń

Warsaw

Warsaw

Warsaw

Wroclaw

Zielona Góra

Łódź

Portugal

Aveiro

Braga

Coimbra

Évora

Faro

Funchal

Lisboa

Ponta Delgada

Porto

Romania

Arad

Bacau

Bucuresti

Cluj-Napoca

Constanta

Craiova

Galati

Iasi

Ramnicu Valcea

Timișoara

Slovakia

Bratislava

Prešov

Slovenia

Koper

Ljubljana

Maribor

Spain

Albacete

Alicante

Badajoz

Barcelona

Bilbao

Ciudad Real

Donostia- San Sebastian

Ferrol

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Llanera

Logroño

Madrid

Murcia

Oviedo

Palma

Pamplona

Paterna (Valencia)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santander

Santiago de Compostela

Sevilla

Toledo

Valencia

Valladolid

Vitoria- Gazteiz

Zaragoza

Sweden

Borlänge

Göteborg

Jönköping

Kramfors

Luleå

Malmö

Örebro

Östersund

Stockholm

Umeå

Västerås

Växjö

United Kingdom

Belfast

Bristol

Cambridge

Cardiff

Coventry

Inverness

London

Manchester

Newcastle

Yorkshire and Humber

Enter your message here

* required field (you must enter data here)