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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
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Chatbot Vienna: capital of the tech scene

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
wiener riesenrad

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

Cyber security measures are a Hype

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
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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

Pharmaceutical industry Austria: 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
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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
life sciences research

Life Sciences Austria: Hot Spot for 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
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Electronic founding of companies – The digital path to self-employment starting right now

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.
20 September 2017
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Tax Incentives for Companies at the Business Location Austria

It is a challenge for companies to learn their way around the complex Austrian tax landscape. As a result, they often forego tax advantages they could claim. Business Location Austria offers a series of tax benefits for holding companies, tax groups and research-intensive companies.
06 September 2017

Accelerating Startups – weXelerate

Within one year, Vienna has blossomed into an up and coming hotspot for international startups. This could succeed in doing something which seemed impossible up until now: the radical innovation of the business location.
09 August 2017

Accelerating from 0 to 100 – The Million Euro Deals of Austrian Startups

Austria features a pulsating startup scene. In the meantime, it is the talk of the town at regular intervals due to the spectacular exits. The latest example of a successful takeover is the Viennese human resources startup Prescreen.
26 July 2017
patentbot albert

The Albert Patent Bot Checks It Out

Do you have a robot on your team? Perhaps you even have one that can tell jokes? The Austrian Patent Office does. Albert Patent Bot is the name of the digital brand consultant supporting startups with respect to trademark protection. Albert is the very first chat bot in the Austrian public sector and chats with people in Facebook Messenger generously . . .
12 July 2017

The “privilege for industry” in the Austrian Trade Regulation Act

If a foreign company wants to be economically active in Austria, whether on a cross-border basis or by setting up a subsidiary or branch office, it will inevitably be confronted with the Austrian Trade Regulation Act.
28 June 2017

From a cool business idea to a good investment

The startup scene is booming. It is not only “in” to found one’s own startup, but industry has taken a liking to acquiring innovations from startups and working with them. However, there are countless lurking pitfalls which could cause even highly innovative business ideas to be worthless at the end of the day.
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Many-body quantum physics

Many of the biggest questions in physics can be answered with the help of quantum field theories: They are needed to describe the dynamics of many interacting particles. These theories are just as essential in solid state physics as they are in cosmology.

Growing demand for natural active ingredients enables Phytovalley Tyrol to flourish

The comeback of plant-based active ingredients in medicine, cosmetics and food production has positive impacts on Tyrol as a business location. Austria has succeeded in playing a pioneering role in plant research thanks to the support of the federal government, the Federal Province of Tyrol, the company Bionorica and the University of Innsbruck. This niche in plant research already established itself in Innsbruck years ago.

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