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Innovation / Technology

Austrian Research and Technology Reports

Cover of the publication "Austrian Research and Technology Report 2012"

The Austrian Research and Technology Reports are status reports to the Austrian parliament on the nation’s federally funded research, technology and innovation. The reports draw on current data to present an overview of specific trends in research, technology and innovation (RTI) and show how Austria measures up internationally in select categories. The reports were commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF); theFederal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK); and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW).

Opportunity through Demographic Change - project examples benefit/AAL

Demographic change has been identified and addressed for some time, both in Europe and also at a national level, as one of the grand challenges facing society. Seizing and exploiting the opportunity provided by demographic change - this is the aim of the R&D&I programmes benefit and AAL.
This project report provides us with fascinating insights into several of the 186 funded projects in the fields of healthcare, living, leisure, mobility, work, safety, vitality and communication. I wish you good reading.

Mobility of the Future Preliminary Results - Mobility of Goods

From 2012 to 2016, the Ministry supported 62 transport logistics research projects with a total of Euro 12.8 million. This brochure gives you an overview both of the projects completed to date and of the national and European activities that the BMK is involved in.

ICT of the Future - Project Examples 2012 - 2015

This brochure highlights the wide range of topics related to "ICT of the Future" by showcasing specific funded projects with a focus on the national funding programme of the same name.

Electronic Based Systems - The technological heroes of the future

Electronic Based Systems will shape our future. They are a fundamental key technology (KET) and include aspects of micro- and nano-electronics, embed ded and cyber-physical as well as integrated systems. These technologies are not only indispensable for numerous digital products and services that build on these; they also form an important foundation for innovation and competitive ness in various lines of industry throughout Europe, and thus in Austria too.

Mobility of the Future

The Research, Technology and Innovation Program for Mobility 2012–2020

Social, economic and technological changes are placing increasingly complicated demands on the transport system and its performance. New technologies and innovations can help support development of a more sustainable mobility system and are also important prerequisites for tackling major societal challenges including climate change, resource scarcity and demographic change. Therefore, the European Commission’s 2011 White Paper on Transportation identifies research, technology and innovation as key contributors to creating a competitive and sustainable transport system, which not only helps solve mobility challenges but also strengthens competitiveness in a major sector of Europe’s economy (€ 630 billion 1). The EC has therefore made mobility a fundamental pillar of Horizon 2020, the new European framework programme for research, technology and innovation.

Austrian Technology in Space

As a basis for further developing the national space community, the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) commissioned a survey of the Austrian space industry and space research in 2011. 114 organisations active in the space sector were identified. 77 profiles of Austrian companies and research institutes, their research areas, competencies, products and services are presented in this brochure with the goal to increase the international visibility of Austrian space industry and research and to support networking of national and international players.

Ways2go - Interim Innovation Report - Executive Summary

In the course of three programme calls for proposals between 2008 and 2010 251 project proposals with a total project volume of 54 million Euro were submitted by more than 800 organisations. 97 projects with a project volume of around 21 million Euro, submitted by more than 350 organisations, were selected for funding (funding volume of approx. 15.5 million Euro).

By means of a systematic analysis, the innovation impacts of the programme in the relevant thematic fields were presented in the form of an „interim innovation report“ and discussed and/or reflected upon by experts.

Take off

first page of the publication Take off

Preliminary Results from the Aeronautics Research and Technology Programme

Aeronautic is a strategic area for research and development in Europe and in Austria. A quite a number of domestic industries and research facilities have been established as suppliers to the European aeronautic industry. To strenghten these basis of technology is one of the main objectives of the programme "Take off".

First results of this programme are available in the document "Take off - Preliminary Results from the Aeronautics Research and Technology Programme".

approved date: 14 January 2013