06 February 2019

Europe as a Top Investment Location and Austria’s Central Role

Western Europe is still considered the most attractive location for investments anywhere in the world, even ahead of China. And its attractiveness is increasing. Europe’s land area is comparably small compared to the USA or China. Nevertheless, it is one of the largest and most prosperous markets. This particularly applies to Austria, whose purchasing . . .
23 January 2019
Carinthian Tech Research

Austria’s ICT Sector is Advancing Fast

One can hardly imagine daily life nowadays without digital and modern communication. For this reason, it comes as no surprise that the information and communications technology (ICT) sectors serves as a growth driver underlying the local economies of many countries. This also applies to Austria, where the digitalization of the economy and public administration . . .
09 January 2019
Ski area Austria

Ski Tourism as an Attractive Business Driver in Austria

Famous for its culture and unspoiled natural environment, Austria attracts vacationers and tourism companies from all over the world. One major advantage is the central location in the heart of Europe and the related good accessibility.
12 December 2018
Data Management

Where does data live?

In the age of digitalization, success depends on one simple question: “Where and how do you process your data?” In our data-driven world, the decisive issue in ensuring that your company remains part of the value chain is how you handle your data. Here you will find out why different types of data require different strategies, and what you can learn . . .
28 November 2018
research at the Medical University

Life Sciences ‚Made in Austria’ – successfully linked research and practice

There is good news in the field of cancer research. According to Viennese experts, the danger of dying from cancer has declined by 25 percent over the last 25 years. The number of new cases has also dropped by 12 percent since 1995. Austria in particular has been able to score points in this field. In the last Eurocare study, the country was ranked . . .
14 November 2018
Start your business

Startup Hotspot Austria

The Austrian government expects its Land of Founders strategy to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit and the courage to set up companies. The objective is to transform Austria into the most founder-friendly country in Europe. The initiatives have already borne fruit. The startup scene in Austria has been experiencing a strong boom over years now.
31 October 2018
Metro Station Vienna

Austria is the European Champion for Public Transportation

Austrians love to take public transportation. No other European country can match the kilometers travelled by Austrians on trains, buses and street cars in proportion to the number of inhabitants. This is made possible primarily by the highly developed, modern and efficient transport infrastructure. But companies also make an important contribution . . .
17 October 2018
Skyline Vienna

Employer Branding: World’s most livable city attracts high potentials

Due to the country’s excellent education system, companies located in Austria can profit from highly-skilled employees, who in turn appreciate the unrivaled quality of life which the location can offer.
02 October 2018
International Vienna

Austria, the East-West Hub

An international flair, cosmopolitan population, a wide range of cultures and languages living close to each other.
12 September 2018
Savvy Corporate Minds in Austria

Austria: Business Location for Savvy Corporate Minds

Austria’s central location combined with an excellent infrastructure enabling all of Europe to be reached within three hours flight time has always lured companies. However, Austria has a lot more to offer the international business community than these advantages.
18 July 2018
Digital chip

From Mixed Reality to Smart Factory – Austria Shapes the Digital Future of Work

New types of technologies are revolutionizing everyday work in the industrial sector. Methods and processes of industrial production in the future are being re-modelled in digital pilot factories. Austria has long been one of the most important providers of impetus in this dawning industrial age.
04 July 2018
Orange car

Self-Driving Cars: Travelling Towards the Law

Self-driving cars react in a split second: quicker than even the most attentive driver. Self-driving cars don’t get tired, they don’t lose concentration or become aggressive.
20 June 2018
Graph showing the Dimensions of Well-Being

Austria’s economic performance benefits the well-being of the population

When companies plan to open a subsidiary abroad, a decisive role is played by hard criteria such as the tax burden, market opportunities, location and logistics, (research) infrastructure and the pool of well educated, specialized employees. But there are other factors which are highly relevant for long-term corporate success and are also taken into . . .
06 June 2018
Blue BMW on the road

The quiet automobile (r)evolution “Made in Austria”

Austria is an automotive stronghold. This may sound somewhat strange for some people. Doesn’t one always speak about Germany being an automotive powerhouse? This is true. However, Austria is not only an important production location but also a significant driver of innovation in the sector when it comes to research and development. This becomes particularly . . .
23 May 2018

Headquarters Cluster: New Impetus from Digitalization

Some 380 regional corporate headquarters are based in Austria. This is complemented by hundreds of Austrian companies which have emerged as global headquarters within the context of their internationalization. As a result, the Vienna metropolitan area ranks among the leading headquarters locations in Europe.
09 May 2018

Autonomous Driving: Pole Position for Austria

I am a passionate driver, and always have been. As a young person I could hardly wait to finally get my driving license. At the same time, the technology buff in me is looking with great excitement at the revolution currently taking place in the automobile industry. In which direction is this transformation taking the automotive sector? How is our understanding . . .
25 April 2018

Germany + Austria: Two key components for economic success

German companies and an Austrian business environment. This equation has been extremely successful for years. It is not without reason that our northern neighbor is traditionally the most important investor nation in Austria. There are numerous reasons for this phenomenon, as confirmed by a survey carried out by ABA of executives working at German companies. . . .
11 April 2018


They have been the talk of the tech scene for a while now. But not only the tech scene is gushing about them. Corporates are adopting the technology as a new way of interacting with customers or their employees, too. From the beginning, Vienna has been one of the top chatbot hubs in the world.
Time to recap.
28 March 2018

Vienna Ranked Number One for the Ninth Straight Year: A Success Story “Made in Austria”, Not a Coincidence

“Vienna, Vienna, Only You and You Alone” (Wien, Wien, nur Du allein...): this classic song still applies today, or even more than ever before. No other metropolis in the world has such a profound appeal as Austria’s capital city. This particularly goes for international companies and their employees. The consulting company Mercer Vienna rated . . .
14 March 2018

Cyber security is a Hype – Justifiably So?

Digitalization makes it essential to conduct research into new methods and develop new technologies as protection against cyberattacks. Several fundamental measures are justified more than ever before.
28 February 2018
microelectronic part

Carinthia: An El Dorado for Researchers and Developers in the South of Austria

Carinthia, the southernmost federal province of Austria, located in the border triangle of Italy, Slovenia and Austria, is not only a convincing location due to its fantastic natural landscape but also due to its first-class technological competence. Internationally operating flagship competencies shape future developments, above all in the fields of . . .
08 February 2018

Carnival in Austria

Witches, demons and other spooky creatures populate the streets of Austria up until Ash Wednesday. However, nobody has to be afraid. This period of year is mainly colorful, funny and sometimes a bit crazy.
31 January 2018

Fertile Ecosystem

Have my colleagues recently discovered their love for Mozart and apple strudel? Or what other reason could there be for international and domestic pharmaceutical companies investing EUR 800 million in Austria in 2017 alone?
17 January 2018

Vienna: 360° Support for Life Sciences

Are you considering setting up a company in Vienna in order to develop an innovative drug or medical product? Do you have plans to revolutionize biotechnological methods used in other industries? If so, Vienna is just the right place for you! The business location offers everything you need to successfully put your business idea into practice.
13 December 2017
Open Innovation

Open Innovation: How Austrian Companies Develop Ingenious Ideas

It may sound paradoxical, but innovation designed to safeguard competitiveness has long abandoned the former approach of taking place in a hidden chamber while maintaining strict confidentiality. Instead, innovation now arises by experimenting beyond the confines of the company. Austria provides support here.
29 November 2017

Data protection could be expensive as of May 2018 – What startups have to keep in mind!

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in May of next year. However, only a very few people know what impact these rules will have on your company and its way of operating with respect to handling personal data.
15 November 2017

Highly popular: Austrian startup scene improves connections to Asian hotspots

What do Israel, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea have in common? They belong to the target countries of the Global Incubator Networks (GIN). Over the last two years GIN has been promoting investments in and from these hotspots – as a one-stop-shop for investors, startups and incubators.
02 November 2017

Styria as a Visionary and Pioneer in the Field of Life Sciences

The catchword is cooperation when it comes to considering the strength and attractiveness of Styria in the field of “human technology”. The synergetic collaboration of the scientific and business communities serves as the basis for innovations along the entire value chain.
18 October 2017

Austria: Hot Spot for Life Sciences Companies

In recent years Austria has turned into a hot spot for life sciences. An increasing number of life sciences companies locate their business operations in the Alpine Republic due to its favorable underlying conditions. These firms strengthen the business location through investments, innovations and by creating jobs.
04 October 2017

The digital path to self-employment starting right now – electronic founding of companies

Up until now, anyone deciding to establish a company was frequently confronted with numerous bureaucratic challenges. A large amount of information and red tape had to be dealt with, such as the district administration, the Federal Economic Chamber and the tax office.
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