News from the business location Austria

Austria among the top five business locations in Europe

“Austria was given an outstanding fifth-place rating in the European ranking of business locations with the best growth prospects, on par with Finland”, says Gunther Reimoser, Country Managing Partner of EY Austria.

Inocon wants to free hospitals from germs

Blood-repelling bandages, wrinkled glass, self-cleaning toilers: in all these cases the Austrian company Inocon astonishes the world with new material coatings.

Austria is a magnet for highly qualified employees

Austria is becoming increasingly popular among talented and well-educated employees and is one of the most coveted working locations across the globe.

Pfizer invests EUR 54 million in Austrian-based research

In its clinical research activities, Pfizer is particularly relying on the strong level of expertise in Austria.

IFC Opens New Regional Office in Vienna to Expand Operations in Europe and Central Asia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, opened today a new regional office in Vienna, the capital of Austria, to leverage private sector solutions to key development challenges in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.

Start-up opens plant for satellite propulsion in Wiener Neustadt

The space tech start-up Enpulsion opened the world’s first plant for series production of electrical (nano-) satellite thrusters in Wiener Neustadt.

Prominent Lukoil tax conference in Vienna

In cooperation with KPMG, Lukoil extended invitations to attend the international tax conference of the corporate group held in Vienna in June 2018.

Siemens invested EUR 4.5 million in a railway bogie plant in Graz

Siemens is modernizing its global competence center for railway bogies in Graz.

Viennese start-up Waytation delivered tracking technology for CEBIT

The Viennese start-up Waytation has already won several large customers thank to its development of a visitor tracking technology for trade fairs.

BMW has its Roadster Z4 built by Magna in Graz

BMW is once again strengthening its cooperation with the Graz site of Magna Steyr, the Austrian subsidiary of the Canadian component supplier.

American companies give good marks to Austria as a business location

In the Business Barometer of the US Chamber of Commerce, Austria has been given the best grades since the survey was launched.

Three investment decisions strengthen Business Location Austria

Interxion, Octopharma and Trumpf invest a total of EUR 150 million – Thanks to support provided by ABA

Podnikání v Rakousku

New ABA brochure , especially for investors from the Czech Republic

Vállalkozzunk Ausztriában!

New ABA brochure especially for Hungarian investors

Peter Zoller receives the first Norman F. Ramsey Prize

The Tyrolean quantum physicist Peter Zoller received the Norman F. Ramsey Prize in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the end of May.

Go-ahead for mechatronics alliance in Linz

18 mechatronics initiatives from ten European countries are joining forces to press ahead with key technologies in the field of artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, 3D printing and the Internet of Things.

Researchers in Innsbruck calculate opponents in the finals of the World Cup

This year the favorites to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in soccer are Brazil and Germany.

Business Location Austria on the fast track

Austria rose in one leap from a 25th place to an 18th place ranking.

Bosch’s business is booming in Austria

Business of the Austrian subsidiary of the German technology group Bosch is going so well that an additional 95 developers will be hired in the course of the year.

Becom Bluetechnix presents the most powerful ToF camera in the world


Becom Bluetechnix is making use of the relatively new Time of Flight (ToF) technology for industry and medicine originating in the consumer sector for its Argos 3D-P330 camera series.

ALOHA: Transfer learning at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH)

Since the beginning of 2018, international research institutions have been carrying out research on artificial intelligence technologies within the context of the Horizon 2020 research project “ALOHA”.

Record number of takeovers by American companies

American investors are increasingly interested in acquiring Austrian companies.

Ground-breaking ceremony for Industry 4.0 pilot factory at the Open Innovation Center (OIC) in Linz

Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz is working with business partners to shape the future.

Ultrasound firewall for mobile phones

Mobile phones and tablets can track the behavior of their users without being noticed on the basis of so-called audiotracking by means of ultrasound (“acoustic cookies”), for example the viewing of certain videos or their staying in specific rooms and places.

Austria: second highest investment increase in the EU

Austria registered the second highest increase in investments in relation to its gross domestic product (GDP) in the EU during the period 2007 to 2017.

Infineon to invest EUR 1.6 billion in a new chip factory in Austria

The market and technology leader will lay the foundation for long-term, profitable growth by building a new production plant for power semiconductors in Austria.

In May Austria is THE startup hotspot

In their role as speakers, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Angie Jones of Twitter and Microsoft AI expert Joseph Sirosh inspired an audience of 8,000 people attending the WeAreDevelopers Conference in Vienna in the middle of May.

SIP4.0 makes mobile robots safer

There is no operational security without IT security. The research project SIP4.0 of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien is working on the issue of security in intelligent production environment.

Smartbow digitalizes cows

This startup focuses on cows.

Anyline develops text recognition system for smart phone

The Viennese startup Anyline teaches smart phones how to read.

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