As the leading organization for research of the state of Upper Austria, UAR supports the tasks related to research policy and research programmes. For example in the context of the strategic business and research programme
„Innovatives OÖ 2020“ or in the forefront of bigger calls, especially with regard to COMET. UAR is responsible for the further development of the research portfolio of the state of Upper Austria. Technology monitoring and the analysis of technology development paths for non-university research are used to identify trends with relation to potential research fields in Upper Austria. Within the core focus areas, cooperation and networks with regional, national and international partners in science and industry are promoted, also with a view to recruiting qualified research personnel.