Austrian Research and Technology Report 2021

Bereich: Forschungspolitik & Entwicklung

The report of the Austrian federal government to the National Council in accordance with Section 8 (2) of the Research Organisation Act (FOG) on the position and the needs of research, technology and innovation in Austria has just been published.

This report was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), 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, the Industry Science Institute (IWI) and Statistics Austria.

Team of authors: Brigitte Ecker (Coordination, WPZ Research), Philipp Brunner (IWI), Philipp Gross (iit), Ernst A. Hartmann (iit), Peter Kaufmann (Austrian Institute for SME Research), Jakob Kofler (Austrian Institute for SME Research), Stefan Krabel (iit), Stefan Philipp (ZSI), Verena Régent (WPZ Research), Sascha Sardadvar (WPZ Research), Herwig W. Schneider (IWI), Klaus Schuch (ZSI), Christine Seth (iit), Mila Staneva (iit), Dorothea Sturn (ZSI), Brigitte Tiefenthaler (Technopolis), Katharina Warta (Technopolis), Harald Wieser (KMU Forschung Austria) und Simon Zingerle (Technopolis).

Table of Contents
Executive Summary p7
1. Current Trends 15
1.1 RTI Strategy 2030 16
1.2 Research Funding Amendment 2020 20
1.3 Initiatives and measures 22
1.4 Current developments in the higher education sector 37
2. Facts, Figures and Trends in Research, Technology and Innovation 43
2.1 Funding for R&D and innovation 44
2.1.1 R&D funding and performance in Austria 44
2.1.2 Impact of public research expenditure 47
2.2 Austria’s position in an international comparison 51
2.2.1 Development of Austria’s position in terms of the key performance RTI indicators 53
2.2.2 Austria’s position with regard to digitalisation 59
2.2.3 Austria’s innovation capability 66
2.2.4 Summary 76
2.3 Austria and the EU research, technology and innovation policy 78
2.3.1 Austria’s performance in Horizon 2020 78
2.3.2 The new Framework Programme, the European Research Area, and the integration of
social sciences and humanities (SSH) 81
2.3.3 Austria’s chairmanship of the European research initiative Eureka 85
2.3.4 Summary 87
2.4 Current research 88
2.4.1 COVID-19 research 88
2.4.2 Climate-related research 99
2.5 RTI evaluation culture and practice 114
2.5.1 Current trends 114
2.5.2 Selected evaluations 115
3. Monitoring in accordance with the Research Financing Act (FoFinaG):
Central research and research funding institutions 121
3.1 Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) 123
3.2 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) 129
3.3 Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) 134
3.4 Silicon Austria Labs GmbH (SAL) 140
3.5 Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) – Austrian Association for the Promotion
of Scientific Research 145
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3.6 Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) 150
3.7 Christian Doppler Research Association (CDG) 155
3.8 Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 160
3.9 OeAD-GmbH – Agency for Education and Internationalisation 168
3.10 Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 172
Annexes 181
Annex I – Directories and sources 182
Annex II – Definitions and abbreviations 188
Annex III – Open Innovation 192
Annex IV – Federal research funding and research contracts according to the federal research database 194
Annex V – Statistics

AutorInnen: Philipp, S., Schuch, K., Sturn, D., Brigitte Ecker (Coordination, WPZ Research), Philipp Brunner (IWI), Philipp Gross (iit), Ernst A. Hartmann (iit), Peter Kaufmann (Austrian Institute for SME Research), Jakob Kofler (Austrian Institute...


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Publikations Datum: 2021

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