Everyone is talking about digitalization. After the third Industrial Revolution - the digital revolution - the challenge is now to link production with modern information and communication technologies. This refers to the intelligent meshing of production, from planning, manufacturing and logistics to high quality services. Austria stands out here, offering fertile breeding ground for research and development due to its established strengths in the fields of ICT, mechatronics and electronics. This is complemented by initiatives and programs driving digitalization forward, as well as the ongoing expansion of the research infrastructure, for example in the form of pilot factories.
Moreover, Austria offers a dense network of clusters and competence centers in different areas, promoting the cooperation between science and business. The close interrelationship of theory and practice has a long tradition in the Alpine Republic, starting with its educational system.
Clusters and Networks
Please find more information on Industry 4.0. in Austria here.