Ministries and Agencies

BMK - Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

The Mission of the BMK is to create and develop an intelligent and efficient infrastructure; to shape and promote innovative initiatives. Their work is geared to developing Austria in a sustainable manner, making the country a desirable location and improving the quality of life of its citizens.

BMBWF - Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research creates the best possible framework conditions for schools, universities and research institutions and represents the interests of Austria as a scientific, research and business location on an international level. A key objective is to support structural change by accelerating research, technology and innovation. (german)

ERA Portal Austria is a knowledge-sharing platform initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research providing information on EU-related research policy and its implementation in Austria and in Europe. In this context it supports decision-making by providing strategic intelligence. In addition, ERA Portal Austria serves as a promotion platform for Austrian initiatives in Europe.

BMDW - Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

The goal of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is to further enhance the positive development of the Austrian business location, to actively take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digitalisation of business and society and to strengthen entrepreneurship. The tasks of the Ministry are performed by various Centres and Directorates General with differing priorities.
On 8 January 2018 Margarete Schramböck was appointed Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs.

AWS - OPEN for your business

Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) is the Austrian Federal promotional bank. Our mission is to support young innovative Start-ups, founders, as well as growth an internationalisation projects of Austrian companies. AWS enhances several thousand entrepreneurial projects every year. The aws project financing volume amounts to 1.2 billion Euro. aws services trigger investments, mobilize innovative entrepreneurial projects, and secure and create a large number of jobs.

FWF - Austrian Science Fund

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria's central funding organization for basic research. The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level. In this way, the FWF makes a significant contribution to cultural development, to the advancement of our knowledge-based society, and thus to the creation of value and wealth in Austria.

FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding. All FFG activities aim to strengthen Austria as a research and innovation centre on the global market and thus help to ensure the long-term availability of high quality jobs and maintain the prosperity of one of the world's wealthiest countries.