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1 ICT Location Centrope: Structure, Characteristics, Potentials Part 2:Guenther Krumpak ITBeurope ICT Centrope, Vienna, March 16, 2010

2 ICT potential in Centrope: The purpose of the CITT project has been to  Assess the ICT landscape - industry & research - of the Centrope region  To investigate ICT related technology transfer - the collaboration (potential) between business and academia and  To propose methods and tools to increase it as one possible method to make Europe more competitive in ICT, as well as  To devise cross border cluster strategies with a strong focus on technology transfer

3 Reminder: Centrope

4 Capitals = ICT Hubs

5 Regional ICT Centers: Austria

6 Regional ICT Centers: Czech Rep.

7 Regional ICT Centers: Slovak Rep. Žilina

8 Regional ICT Centers: Hungary

9 Centrope: Position, competition and/or partners

10 Centrope‘s ICT Markets ICT markets (Domestic) 2008, comparison: North America: 28% of the world’s ICT market Europe 32% ~ € 620 bn Largest market: Germany 21.3%* ~ € 132 bn Centrope Austria ~ € 14.0 bn Czech Republic~ € 10.3 bn Slovak Republic~ € 8.6 bn Hungary~ € 6.4 bn Total ~ 6.3%*~ € 39.3 bn * = Percentage of the European market

11 Facts&Figures Annual data on expenditure for ICT a percentage of GDP (Eurostat) European Union (25 countries) European Union (15 countries) Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Denmark2.4 Germany Estonia Ireland Greece Spain France2.8 Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg (Grand-Duché) Hungary Netherlands Austria Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Slovakia Finland Sweden United Kingdom Norway Switzerland United States Japan

12 Facts&Figures Main centers of ICT R&D in Centrope: Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Debrecen (MTA ATOMKI!), Graz, Košice, Linz, Miskolc, Ostrava, Prague, Vienna, Žilina etc. 10,000 ICT companies > 1 employee 350,000 ICT workforce 60 ICT relevant universities and research organisations 36,000 ICT scientists/researchers Background Signs of change: T-Mobile-Building, further to the back Vienna‘s high tech district Donau City Photo: mobil_center_wien.jpghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:T- mobil_center_wien.jpg

13 Technology Transfer TT exists on a low to medium level:  A: Increased considerably due to more political awareness: New legal status of universities since ~2000, creation of „competence centers“, now COMET programme Funding programs, e.g.FIT IT etc.  CR: Strong interest from ICT multinationals (IBM, MS, CA etc.),  SK: Lower costs until recently, electronics, automotive  H: Long tradition in informatics, electronics. Public funding in all 3 new EU states still low

14 R&D in Centrope R&D Expenditure in Austria 2009 ~ €7.7 bn. (Statistics Austria) R&D-Share ~ 2,73% GDP ~ 40% Public ~ 45% Private ~ 15% Foreign (FDI) Changes since 2000: Public + 67% (7.6 % p.a.) Private + 89% R&D expenditure total+ 70% (7.84% p.a.) R&D expenditure for digital technologies 2004 ~ € 1.07 bn ~ € 1.4 bn. Quellen: Statistik Austria, Statistical Yearbook 2007, pp u. Stat. JB 05/07, S. 162, BMVIT, ITBeurope

15 R&D in Centrope R&D expenditure CR 2006: R&D (GERD) 1.54% GDP (2006) < OECD  (2.26%) (1996: 0.97%). 40% Public 57% Private 3% Foreign ~30% of R&D by SMEs Ratio of R&D personnel to total employment more than doubled from 1996 to 2006 and is now close to EU27 average. HR for science and technology (HRST) 33% of total employment Venture capital financing is extremely low and has fallen as a share of GDP in recent years.

16 R&D in Centrope R&D expenditure Hungary 2006: (GERD) 1% GDP < OECD  (2.26%). 43% Private (OECD  64%) Target for GERD of 1.4% of GDP in 2010 target for business 45% EU provides significant funding for R&D. R&D personnel per 1,000 total employment just over half EU27 average in 2006, recent increases See also gary_th6.pdf gary_th6.pdf

17 R&D in Centrope R&D expenditure SK 2007: 0.46% GDP < OECD  (2.26%). (=Result of restructuring and closure of government and industrial R&D institutes during the transition to a market economy) Private sector R&D: 39.5% public sector R&D: 56.9% Rapid rise in university enrolments (+100% ) Recent reforms: Government shifting public support towards programme-based funding  Goal: 60% public R&D by Share of science & engineering graduates > OECD  (Tradition of mathematics and science education) Most research oriented towards basic research in areas such as physical sciences. Little applied research or engineering

18 Local strengths Austria: High tech diversification Public R&D funding CEE hub (Vienna) Czech Republic: Technology Transfer (Brno) High foreign R&D investments High quality of studies Hungary: Strong hardware/electronics sector Esther Dyson, New York-based venture capital fund specializing in East European technology companies: ”There is no shortage of ideas. The potential for new tech startups is huge.” High ICT export rates Slovak Republic Electronics 20% of total exports Highest growth rates Fast growing engineering enrollments

19 Austria and the CEE ICT Markets Situation until end 2008: Austria: Market largely saturated and competitive on high level: On European indicator scale between no. 1 (e-Gov) and ~ no. 15 (broadband*) CR, SR, HU and rest of CEE are main export and internatinalisation targets (57% of ICT exports/investments) for Austrian companies: € 4,60 bn. (+31%), export share 41,5% multinational enterprises:€ 7,20 Mrd. (+12,5%), Export share 75,3% * excl. Mobile BB

20 A Few Examples Successful TT examples from Centrope

21 And finally something very Viennese… The Vienna Symphonic Library is an innovative, research-driven music software and sample library developer based in Vienna, Austria, with several market leading USPs

22 What do I do? Publications on ICT research in Austria(Ger., Engl.) Publications on ICT business in Austria(Ger., Engl.)

23 Was macht ITBeurope? New brochure on ICT in Vienna Digital Technologies in Austria 2008 Detailed overview on Austria‘s ICT industry & research Export Highlights Rankings Statistics Structral data Adresses etc. (German)

24 Thank you for your attention! ITBeurope: Studies, Consulting and Projects in the Field of Digital Business Focussing Central and Eastern Europe: Export and Internationalisation Partner Search and Matchmaking Networking Technology Transfer EU-Projects Market Analyses & Publikations Trainings for Presentations & Public Speaking in English Guenther Krumpak ITBeurope Vienna, Prague Phone:


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