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Regional Calls

Call Future Energy Technologies

In 2030, Upper Austria’s vision is to be perceived as a livable and sustainably operating industrial region. Responsible use and reuse of resources are essential elements.
As Austrian front-runners, Upper Austrian companies are responsible for a quarter of our country's total production. Given that Upper Austria depends on energy imports for around two-thirds, system innovations for energy generation, storage, and distribution will be a decisive success factor for competitive industries and companies.
Efficient and sustainable industry and production in Upper Austria mean:

  • We focus on the topics of energy generation, storage, distribution, and efficient consumption, as well as the integration of the electricity, heat, transportation, and industrial sectors through new technologies and system innovations.
  • We consider supply security, affordability, and environmental compatibility as key factors for a competitive reduction in the consumption of fossil energy sources.


Call Future Mobility

The economic sectors of mobility and energy and the social structures associated with them are undergoing fundamental change. Technological, economic, ecological, political, and social trends are influencing the automotive industry not only on a global level but also in the Upper Austrian region. Drivers of this structural change are new players and changing geopolitical conditions and value chains and new drive technologies, digitalization and automation, climate and environmental targets, urban structures, and new behaviors through the sharing economy.

In order to face future challenges for Upper Austria as a business and research location, the existing core competencies and key technologies especially in the field of action of connected and efficient mobility will be continuously developed and expanded.


Call Digital Transformation

In order to meet future challenges, existing core competencies and key technologies - especially in the areas of information and communications technology - will be continuously developed and expanded. By combining existing technologies and competencies, new knowledge is generated.

Digital Transformation is rethinking existing value chains, which can change entire business models. Data-based decisions and service economy are becoming increasingly important in companies, and the use of new technologies in data-driven companies is also having an impact on existing organizational forms. A basic prerequisite for the networking of machines and processes is the acceptance of the new technologies by the user. Therefore, topics such as data security and control over one's own data are becoming mroe relevant.


Call Digital Health - The Digital Patient Journey

Digital transformation has a great impact on almost all areas of life. It provides the basis for further development of latest technologies and sets the course for Upper Austria's economy, industry and also healthcare. Latest digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and assistive systems are used in all aspects of life, including in particular healthcare. In recent years the area of medical technology has developed strongly in Upper Austria. Digital transformation is rethinking existing value chains in the healthcare sector, which changes entire business models.


Call Circular Economy

This is an initiative of the Upper Austrian government within the framework of the strategic economic and research program #upperVISION2030. The aim is to position Upper Austria as a flagship region for responsible technologies and management.


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