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1 Innovative Upper Austria Upper Austria – Austrias leading state with regard to exports, industry, innovation and technology Bruno Lindorfer Managing Director

2 Upper Austria is the nations leading federal province with regard to industry, exports and technology: 14% of area – 11,982 km² 17% of the population – approx. 25% of industrial production 27% of the exports of the Federal Republic of Austria

3 Upper Austria - Austrias export motor! Exports of the Austrian states 2007 (production sector) Source: WKO Inhouse Statistic bn Austria 2007: 78.1 bn

4 A region with sustained economic dynamism Employed persons trend 1970 – = 100 Source: Association of Austrian Social Insurance Funds Upper Austria Austria Lower Austria Vienna Styria %

5 The lowest unemployment rate of all the Austrian states Comparison of unemployment rates by Austrian states Annual average 2008 Source: AMS OÖ 5.8% Austria

6 Source: Austrian Patents Office. April 2008 Austrias leading technology region Austrian Patents Office applications and allocations by Austrian states (2008)

7 Our services OÖ. Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H. (TMG) is Upper Austrias technology and location development agency. Technology business areaLocation marketing business area Management of the Innovative Upper Austria 2010 strategic programme 2010 EU-programmes Innovation investment management Business location and location development Marketing for Upper Austrian as a business location Co-ordination of Impulse centers

8 © Clusterland OÖ GmbH Update 01/08. page no 8 Clusters and inter-branch networks in Upper Austria Automotive Plastics Furniture & timber construction Health Technology Mechatronics Human Resources Design & Media Environmental Technology Eco-Energy (Upper Austrian Energiesparverband) Food (Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce) Logistics (Association for Network Logistics)

9 The strategic programmes: Upper Austria places a systematic reliance on innovation Upper Austria strategic programme 1998 – strategic areas Total budget: 300 m Upper Austria contribution: 80 m Innovative Upper Austria 2010 strategic programme 2005 – strategic areas 43 measures (Priority 1) 250 experts Total budget: 600 m Upper Austria contribution: 200 m

10 Vision: Upper Austria as Europes leading region for innovation Topic areas Research & Development Professional qualification Networks Business and technology location Upper Austria EU – networking

11 Topic area R&D Lightweight construction and innovative materials Logistics Mechatronics and process automation Computer and communications technology Life Sciences

12 Impulse centres in Upper Austria

13 Hagenberg Software Park The Austrian software competence centre The Hagenberg Software Park is a magma of independent partners, which together cover all aspects of the software area, namely research, education and applications. 1,300 students thereof 1,150 students of University of Applied Sciences 46 companies 8 research institutes approx employees

14 Softwarepark Hagenberg ) 1) planning the remainder: existing buildings

15 Google goes Upper Austria! Location: Kronstorf (near Enns) – establishment of a data centre. May 2007: initial contact to the ABA in New York (code name A4) via Price Waterhouse. Locations in more than ten European states examined. Five Austrian federal provinces applied, three of which were viewed by A4. European shortlist with ten locations. Preliminary selection of Kronstorf at the end of Contracts signed for the purchase of a 75ha site in November Important location factors: Property, energy supply, cooling water, data lines, available labour, investment climate (local and regional politicians and authorities, stability, support by TMG and ABA, etc.).

16 Innovation is 1 % Inspiration and 99 % Transpiration Albert Einstein

17 OÖ. Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H., Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz Tel.: , Fax: , TMG Upper Austrias regional development and innovation agency


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