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1 Anke Merkl Project Manager Clusterland Upper Austria OÖ. Technologie- u. Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H. Clusters – Networks for Innovation and Growth 6 october 2003, Trento

2 Contents Clusterland Upper Austria – facts and figures Cluster activities European co-operation

3 Upper Austrian leading Austrian region in industrie, technology and export 1,4 Mio. Inhabitants / 17,1 % km² / 14 % 23,1 % of Austrian production value 23,3 % of Austrian exports 4,8 % unemployment rate

4 Strategic Programme „Upper Austria 2000+“ „Fund for the future“ Dotation € 70 Mio – 2003 Programm lines: - Technology / R&D - Education & Qualification - Location Marketing Approximately 1/3 for cluster-policy measures

5 Targets of the Upper Austrian cluster policy Improvement of the competitiveness and innovative strengths of Upper Austria‘s companies, particularly SMEs, in the regional industrial and technological agglomerations through co-operation in networks: Automotive Drive Technology Plastics Furniture / Wood construction Eco-energy Food Health technology Mechatronics

6 Facts & figures Clusterland Upper Austria Manage -ment Start Part- ners Sales bn € Work- force Automotive TMG07/ ,153 Drive Technology TMG03/ ,862 Plastics TMG04/ ,336 Wood TMG01/ ,172 Eco-energy ESV01/ ,100 Food WK OÖ09/ ,315 Health Technology TMG03/ ,092 Mechatronics TMG01/ ,575 TOTAL 1, ,605 September 1, 2003

7 How cluster partner reach their network goals Data base: 223 company questionnaire

8 Contents Clusterland Upper Austria – facts and figures Cluster activities European co-operation

9 Cluster activities 1)Information and communications platform databases, company visits & interviews, company directories, quaterly journals … 2) Training & qualification specialised events, know-how transfer on trends and technologies; 1 – 3 events p.m., 4) Marketing and public relations Generation of regional identy, strengten branch image, presentations at major customers 5) Internationalisation co-operation with european regions, EU-projects, global market development measures 3) Co-operation projects special cluster funding instrument: 53 % new products / technologies, 38 % new production processes, 9 % spec. training

10 We initiate and support co-operation projects Establishment of contacts between potential project partners. Round table meetings involving companies interested in co-operation. Support during the grant application process. Special cluster funding instrument. Since 1998: 210 projects with 869 companies, € 8,2 Mio. funding volume € 49 Mio. innovation volume factor 1:6

11 R&D project examples  3D vacuum / thermoformed components  High Performance extrusions for PP window profile systems  Ferkel-Fit Moor

12 Contents Clusterland Upper Austria – facts and figures Cluster activities European co-operation

13 International Co-operation

14 European Cluster Network Automotive Clusters Plastic Clusters Textile Clusters Food Clusters Health technology Clusters Engineering Clusters other sectors …

15 Contact and information Anke Merkl OÖ. Technologie- u. Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H. Project-Manager Clusterland Upper Austria Phone: Fax: The TMG is the technology manager and business development agency of the State of Upper Austria.

16 Clusterland Upper Austria – innovation through co-operation The largest economic conference in Upper Austria. September 30, 2004, Design Center, Linz. Over 1,000 decision-makers from the fields of business, science and politics. Accompanying 4,300 m2 exhibition with 140 exhibitors We look forward to your involvement as a participant, exhibitor and/or sponsor-partner. ______________________________________________________________________ For more detailed information please contact Ms Anke Merkl: or


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