Environmental clusters in Austria


About 80 speciality companies and R&D organizations linked within the Styrian industry cluster work on developing new solutions designed to ensure a clean environment. Today the region is known as Green Tech Valley in the heart of Europe. This is because here you will find more globally leading green tech companies within one hour’s drive than anywhere else in the world. The regional research ratio is close to 5%. In 2012, ECO WORLD STYRIA was ranked as the world’s number one energy and environmental engineering cluster by the American Cleantech Group.

Environmental Technology Cluster

Upper Austria is also considered to be a strong “green” business location. There some 130 environmental technology companies bundle their know-how in the fields of wastewater treatment, waste management, recycling, resource and energy efficiency, soil, air and noise. This is for the benefit of innovative Austrian-based SMEs whose international competitiveness is enhanced by the cluster.

Environmental cluster Vienna

Approximately 400 firms operating in the environment and energy growth sector along with 14 institutions in the fields of research, technology and innovation comprise a dense network in the Austrian capital city. Moreover, Vienna stands out due to its role as a large university location with renowned R&D facilities, for example in the environmental technology sector, and thus offers an attractive environment conducive to developing green innovations.

More information regarding environmental technologies in Austria can be found in our brochure:

Brochure: Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energies in Austria (PDF, 951 kB)