Presentation on theme: "Innovative Upper Austria Upper Austria – Austrias leading state with regard to exports, industry, innovation and technology Bruno Lindorfer Managing Director."— Presentation transcript:
Innovative Upper Austria Upper Austria – Austrias leading state with regard to exports, industry, innovation and technology Bruno Lindorfer Managing Director
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 – 1.408.670 approx. 25% of industrial production 27% of the exports of the Federal Republic of Austria
Upper Austria - Austrias export motor! Exports of the Austrian states 2007 (production sector) Source: WKO Inhouse Statistic bn Austria 2007: 78.1 bn
A region with sustained economic dynamism Employed persons trend 1970 – 2008 1970 = 100 Source: Association of Austrian Social Insurance Funds Upper Austria Austria Lower Austria Vienna Styria %
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 3.5 3.9 5.2 5.9 6.1 7.4 7.2 7.8 5.5
Source: Austrian Patents Office. April 2008 Austrias leading technology region Austrian Patents Office applications and allocations by Austrian states (2008)
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
The strategic programmes: Upper Austria places a systematic reliance on innovation Upper Austria 2000+ strategic programme 1998 – 2003 3 strategic areas Total budget: 300 m Upper Austria contribution: 80 m Innovative Upper Austria 2010 strategic programme 2005 – 2010 5 strategic areas 43 measures (Priority 1) 250 experts Total budget: 600 m Upper Austria contribution: 200 m
Vision: Upper Austria as Europes leading region for innovation Topic areas Research & Development Professional qualification Networks Business and technology location Upper Austria EU – networking
Topic area R&D Lightweight construction and innovative materials Logistics Mechatronics and process automation Computer and communications technology Life Sciences
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. 1000 employees
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 2007. Contracts signed for the purchase of a 75ha site in November 2008. 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.).
Innovation is 1 % Inspiration and 99 % Transpiration Albert Einstein
www.tmg.at OÖ. Technologie- und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H., Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz Tel.: +43-732-79810, Fax: +43-732-79810-5008, http://www.tmg.at, e-mail: email@example.com TMG Upper Austrias regional development and innovation agency
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