Strategic business and research programme "Innovatives OÖ 2020"
The strategic business and research programme "Innovatives OÖ 2020" was commissioned by the Upper Austrian ministers Doris Hummer and Dr Michael Strugl. The Economy Department of the Upper Austrian government is responsible for the programme's overall coordination. The programme was developed by Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH and Upper Austrian Research GmbH in conjunction with high-ranking representatives of the social partners and the Upper Austrian Council for Research and Technology, and is supported by a study of the opportunities the programme can create for the area carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research. Upper Austria's new strategic business and research programme "Innovatives OÖ 2020" was launched on 22/01/2014. Upper Austrian Research GmbH put forward all the research topics in the corresponding fields of action which are relevant to Upper Austria and successfully presented the competencies of Upper Austrian research as well as those of all the non-university research institutions. These future research topics are based especially on the available scientific expertise on the one hand, and the close cooperation with trade and industry on the other. What was particularly notable in this connection was the creation of the first-ever comprehensive competence matrix of the Upper Austrian research scene which not only includes the non-university institutions, but also the competencies of the JKU and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.