Responsibility for society - FFG Annual Report 2019

Research saves lives – innovations ensure economic recovery!

Upswing through Innovation. Austrian Research Promotion Agency - Annual Report 2019.

New challenges to overcome and new opportunities to grasp – our world is in a constant state of flux. The digital transformation is changing the way we live and work, learn and communicate, as well as transforming the economy and society. New technologies make it possible to turn environmental protection into an economic motor and Europe into the centre of a ‘smart’ industry. The basis for this is research and development, as well as transforming creative ideas into competitive products and services which offer added value.

Austria has everything necessary to achieve this goal: successful, innovative businesses employing highly qualified staff; institutes and universities producing excellent research and well-trained graduates; a lively start-up scene; creative young people and an environment that welcomes innovation, and the quality and security of an outstanding location including a well-coordinated range of support and service offerings.

Research and innovation are, and remain, our most effective means of securing the future wellbeing of both the economy and society.



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