No other Austrian federal province launches as many innovative products and services as Styria. Over the past years, its R & D rate of 4.8 percent places Styria at pole position among all European regions. This dynamism is not only based on Styria’s high-powered educational system, research community and business environment but, even more so, on its residents. Five universities with over 55,000 students, an internationally renowned system of universities of applied sciences, and numerous research institutions have turned Styria into a veritable technology booster. Its density of highly qualified personnel is certainly unrivaled in Europe. Styria is a true innovation state and part of the Alps-Adriatic region, one of Europe’s most promising for the future. The transfer of knowledge and technology is both a Styrian core competence and success story: while the majority of Austria’s competence centers conduct their research and other work in Styria, university spin-offs are part of the daily routine and independent research institutions, such as Joanneum Research, are always open for businesses.
Universities of Applied Sciences:
Außeruniversitäre F&E Einrichtungen mit Standorten in der Steiermark:
The 100 biggest companies in Styria: http://www.topofstyria.at/