Austrian Research and Technology Report 2019

Bereich: Forschungspolitik & Entwicklung

The Austrian Research and Technology Report is the status report on the country’s federally funded research, technology, and innovation. The report includes an analysis of data and findings in its various forms and in its international context, as well as development trends and selected special topics.

The Austrian Research and Technology Report 2019 presents the latest global estimate of R&D expenditure in Austria, the performance of the Austrian innovation system compared to international standards and an analysis of the system with regard to progress in digitalisation. The report also provides a description of various initiatives and strategic measures in research, technology and innovation.

In preparation for the new RTI strategy, this report focuses particularly on the implementation and goal achievement of the RTI strategy 2020, which was adopted by the federal government in 2011. The RTI strategy 2020 is subjected to a review involving external experts, providing an analysis and a closer examination of the developments between 2011 until today. Emphasis is also placed on digital transformation, which is of increasingly affecting the
business, education and public sectors. New developments as well as current measures and initiatives are also shown here for the respective sector. An essential component of the Austrian innovation system is its well developed research funding, which is presented according to the current key indicators and the approaches to strategic further development at federal level on the basis of the three major funding agencies, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), and the Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws). Austrian RTI policy is marked by a broadly applied and firmly anchored evaluation culture. The report concludes with some insights into this culture and a synopsis of recent evaluations of RTI programmes.

This report was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation, and Technology (BMVIT), and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW). It was written by a working group consisting of WPZ Research, the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and the Austrian Institute for SME Research (KMU Forschung Austria) with the support of VDI/VDE Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit), Technopolis and the Industry Science Institute (IWI).

Suggested citation: BMBWF, BMVIT and BMDW (2019): Austrian Research and Technology Report 2019.


AutorInnen: Gassler (on educational leave), H., Mayer, K., Schuch, K., Sturn, D., Team of authors: Brigitte Ecker (Coordination, WPZ Research), Philipp Brunner (IWI), Stephanie Christmann-Budian (iit), Iris Fischl (Austrian Institute for SME Research), Helmut Gassler (ZSI), Gerald ...


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Kategorie: Bücher

Publikations Datum: 2019

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