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R&D in Austria

The Republic of Austria has always scored well in international quality of life, environment and culture rankings. Since the start of this century, Austria has sustainably invested in research, technology & innovation (RTI), putting it at the cutting-edge of EU research in many fields.

Austria's foundations as a research location are based on:

  • Customised funding & financing, both in applied R&D and basic research.
  • Tax incentives for companies intensively involved in research.
  • A broad-based tertiary education sector which provides the brainpower necessary to succeed in sunrise industries.
  • Effective networking between science and business within competence centres and clusters.
  • Excellent living and working conditions in a cosmopolitan environment.