Materials and Manufacturing

Austria has an international reputation for producing high quality goods. Yet the main challenge for companies is to remain competitive in international markets in the face of globalised manufacturing (often located in low-wage countries) and increasing raw material costs.

FFG Funds Efficient Production Technologies and Materials

This is why the FFG funds innovative and efficient methods in process and product development. Highest levels of process expertise go hand in hand with the development of intelligent and renewable materials. The goal is to make manufacturing as efficient and sustainable as possible. This reduces expensive operational down-times and disruptions, optimises production processes and helps to manufacture products from low-emission materials. With support from the FFG, Austria is delivering excellent research results in this field, which have a positive effect on the climate and the environment. Last but not least, Austrian companies also benefit from such developments and can thus guarantee sustainable growth and long-term job security.