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12 June 2019
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Innovations from Austria for the Logistics Sector

At the present time there are many influencing factors which pose challenges to the supply chain and logistics management. Solutions in this area are frequently developed by startups, also from Austria. Several of them will present their innovations at the Austrian Logistics Day and Logistics Future Lab.
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
29 May 2019
Pioneers Arena

Startup hotspot Austria continues to gain momentum

Austria has been a popular startup location for many years due to numerous incentives. This month, for the eighth time, the Vienna Hofburg hosted the international Pioneers Festival. Once again it became clear that the Austrian startup scene is getting more mature and more international. Both for early and for growth phases, further funds have now been …
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
15 May 2019
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Energy Startups Find Good Starting Conditions in Austria

Austria is one of the most popular holiday destinations and is well known for its unspoiled nature, clean air and clear lakes. However, Austria is also the European leader in the use of hydropower and provides a good breeding ground for innovative ideas in the field of renewable energy.
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
02 May 2019
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Bio-based Carbon Materials from Upper Austria

Lightweight construction, composite materials and carbon are catchwords people have been increasingly talking about in recent years. A growing number of products are being manufactured from composites such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), or the share of these composites is increasing. Intensive work and research are being carried out on …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
17 April 2019
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Blockchain Technologies: Austria’s Contribution in the Global Race

An international race focusing on the blockchain technology underlying cryptocurrency is currently taking place, not least due to the Bitcoin hype in 2017. Asia and in particular China are a step ahead at present, whereas the USA is somewhat behind. The blockchain industry is still in an embryonic state in large parts of Europe. Find out here why there …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
03 April 2019
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Sustainable economy in Austria - Strong business location for the Environment

Austria not only scores points thanks to its unspoiled nature and beautiful landscapes, from the Alpine panorama to steppe lakes. The country is also a role model when it comes to environmental protection. Whether solar energy, wind power or electromobility, Austria boasts a highly development industry in the field of environmental technology and renewable …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
20 March 2019
Startups in an enterprise environment

Startups in an enterprise environment - how companies can profit from startups

The age of digital transformation and the approach of Industry 4.0 designed to accelerate the fourth industrial revolution open up opportunities in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). The run towards digital business models, the collaboration with startups and the development of new innovation driver models …
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
06 March 2019
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Austria as a Trailblazer for the Circular Economy

For years the idea of the circular economy embodies the vision of an economy with controllable resource consumption. Pioneer work was carried out, for example, by the European Union with its “Circular Economy Package”. This creates the foundation for enabling (secondary) raw materials to remain in the economic cycle as long and efficiently as possible. …
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
20 February 2019
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How can Austria maintain its attractiveness as a headquarters location?

Austria has succeeded in luring 850 corporate headquarters thanks to its central geographical location in the heart of Europe, a very high quality of life and high quality standards in education and business. But will this be enough in the medium term?
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
06 February 2019
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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 …
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
23 January 2019
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The development of ICT in Austria

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 …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
09 January 2019
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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.
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
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 …
Innovation and Digitalisation
28 November 2018
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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 …
Research and Development Life Sciences
14 November 2018
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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.
Business Formation, Legal & Tax Aspects
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 …
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
17 October 2018
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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.
Austria's Advantages
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.
Austria's Advantages
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.
Austria's Advantages
18 July 2018
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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.
Innovation and Digitalisation
04 July 2018
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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.
Innovation and Digitalisation
20 June 2018
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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 …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
06 June 2018
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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 …
Austria's Advantages
23 May 2018
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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.
Innovation and Digitalisation Austria's Advantages
09 May 2018
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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 …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation
25 April 2018
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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. …
Research and Development Austria's Advantages
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.
Innovation and Digitalisation
28 March 2018
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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 …
Research and Development Austria's Advantages Life Sciences
14 March 2018
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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.
Innovation and Digitalisation
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 …
Research and Development Innovation and Digitalisation Life Sciences
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