INDustrial TECHnologies (INDTECH2018) presents innovative key technologies during Austrian EU Presidency

High-level conference on industrial technologies at Messe Wien exhibition centre in Vienna from 29 to 31 October 2018: Industrial research and innovation is a key driver for the competitiveness of the EU’s industry and a sustainable Europe


By organising the "INDTECH2018 - Innovative industries for smart growth" conference, the Austrian EU Presidency makes a clear statement about the importance of research and innovation for a strong economy in Europe. INDTECH2018 will focus on the newest developments and industrial applications in nanotechnologies, materials, production and biotechnologies as key drivers for sustainable growth. Some 1,000 participants are expected.

Reichhardt: Enable sustainable growth

INDTECH2018 will be opened by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation, Andreas Reichhardt, Secretary General of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit), and Klaus Pseiner, Managing Director of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Andreas Reichhardt underlines that Europe needs an innovation policy in order to be the best place for industry and people. "The technologies and solutions developed today will secure employment and growth in Europe tomorrow. To prevail in the global competition for innovation, we must continue developing our industry. INDTECH2018 presents the future of sustainable growth."

Pseiner: INDTECH2018 as a platform for innovative key technologies

Klaus Pseiner of the FFG emphasises the importance of industrial research for Europe: "Industry is the backbone of the European economy. Industrial technologies contribute significantly to employment, growth and competitiveness in Europe. We actively support the industry with our FFG funding portfolio - both at the national level and by supporting it in participating in relevant programmes at European level."

At INDTECH2018, FFG will also contribute its expertise to further connect and strengthen European industry with the research policy.

INDTECH2018 at a glance

29 October 2018, Pre-conference workshops
30-31 October 2018, conference

Messe Wien Messe- und Kongresszentrum
Messeplatz 1
1021 Vienna