Strategic business and research programme "Innovatives OÖ 2020"
Research and innovation are the pillars of a high-performance and competitive economy. Strategic programmes are a highly effective and proven way of promoting innovation in those economic sectors that are strategically important to the region. The current strategic programme “Innovatives OÖ 2020” pursues the modern technology policy approach of a clear vertical orientation along the innovation chain of “education-research-business” within defined fields of Action.
Four core strategies (location development, industrial market leadership, internationalization and future technologies) have been formulated that form the basis of the programme. They are derived from the strategies at EU level, the guidelines of the Council for Research and Technology Development in Austria and the recommendations for fundamental strategies issued by the Council for Research and Technology in Austria.
For twenty years, Upper Austria has been prioritizing strategic business and research policy measures. Work is already under way on a new business and research strategy for Upper Austria – #UpperVision 2030 – with the year 2030 as the target. All the key stakeholders are on board for this, while external experts contribute ideas from outside. As an important pillar of the Upper Austrian research community, UAR is playing a central role in ensuring the implementation of the strategic programme and will contribute to the development of the succeeding programme by introducing topics relevant to research.