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									Austrian Federal Ministry for Economic
      Affairs and Labour (BMWA)


 Selected Technology-Policy
          Initiatives
               Otto Peperna
               Head of Unit
     for International Innovation and
                Technology
    Innovation 2003
    2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
   The Austrian Science, Technology and
 Innovation Policy – a Complex Landscape
• 3 ministries responsible for technology policy:
  – Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture
    (BMBWK)
  – Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and
    Technology (BMVIT)
  – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour

  Council for Research and Technological Development
   (as an advisory body for the Government)


         Innovation 2003
         2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
    BMWA – Six Technology Key
        Issues Existing:
1. Co-operation Between the Economic and the
   Scientific Sector
2. Biotechnology
3. International Co-operation
4. Information and Communication
   Technologies (ICT)
5. Information Policy
6.Technology Transfer and Fiscal Measures


       Innovation 2003
       2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
  Key issue 1 - Co-operation Between
the Economic and the Scientific Sector
1.       Programme: Promotion of National Industry-
         Oriented Centers of Competence (Kind/Knet)
     -    led by industry or industry-oriented consortia, guaranteeing
          economic success
     two action-lines:
     -    Kind: promote R&D activities carried out by different companies
          and research institutes at one location
     -    Knet: networking activities of different „Competence Nodes“
          spread over the whole country
     criteria for public funding: at least 40 % of full costs have to be
          covered by private companies
     public funding: in terms of grants for a four-years project duration
          (up to 60 % of eligible costs)
     currently 18 Kind/Knet funded

                         Innovation 2003
                         2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
   Key issue 1 - Co-operation Between the
    Economic and the Scientific Sector - 2
2. ACR – Austrian Co-operative Research
- unifies a wide range of existing privately financed research
   institutes
- SME-oriented non-profit organizations
- R&D-co-operation for companies offered
- covers different application-oriented technological areas
   such as fire prevention techniques, polymer technologies,
   food technologies, etc.
- offers services like testing, quality management, certification



                     Innovation 2003
                     2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
    Key issue 1 - Co-operation Between the
     Economic and the Scientific Sector - 3
3. CDG – The „Christian-Doppler-Gesellschaft“
   (responsible for financing of CD-Labs)

- public-sector/industry co-financed
- BMWA: most important public sector player
- targeted research area: „Applied Basic Research“
- enable industry quick access to new scientific research
  development
- 33 CD-Labs existing (16 newly established in 2002)
- wide range of thematic areas, e.g. laser application in the
  medicine sector, recycling of non-ferro-metals

                     Innovation 2003
                     2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
    Key Issue 2 - Biotechnology
Programme LISA (Life Science Austria)
Objective: upgrading competetiveness of Austrian Biotech
activities related to international market conditions
- one-stop-shop for scientists interested in commercial
  exploitation of their own research results, e.g. patents,
  start-ups etc
- 30 new companies have been established since 1999
- up to 100 M€ invested in Austria so far
- „LISA-Vienna-Region“ co-ordinates and brings together
  existing initiatives on the federal level and on the
  provincial one, respectively

                   Innovation 2003
                   2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
          Key Issue 3 – International
                  Co-operation
1. Austrian Participation in EU-Framework Programmes

Main strategies of BMWA:

increasing Austrian participation in EU-Framework Programmes;
sucessful integration of Austrian S&T-oriented companies in European
research activities

-   BIT an important partner for implementing our strategies
-   FP 5 – an Austrian success story:
    - just return about 300 M€
    - participation of industry 36 %, RO: 33 %
    - 1.430 successful Austrian projects registered by BIT
-   FP 6 – first calls: similar results to first calls in FP 5

                        Innovation 2003
                        2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
         Key Issue 3 – International
               Co-operation - 2
2. Austrian participation in EUREKA

  Main strategies of BMWA:
  increasing participation in all kinds of EUREKA-projects, especially in Cluster-
   Projects
  contribution to improving EUREKA‘s importance at European level (ERA, FPs..)

 Some statistic datas on „classic“ projects with Austrian participation (Sept. 03):

 78 ongoing projects (314 M€), 118 AT-participants involved
135 projects finished (6576 M€), 247 AT-participants involved
 49 SME involved in ongoing projects (62,82 %)
 80 SME invoved in finished projects (59,25 %)

  8 ongoing projects with AT participation in MEDEA+
  7 ongoing projects with AT participation in ITEA

                              Innovation 2003
                              2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
          Key Issue 3 – International
               Co-peration – 3
3. Programme STRAPAMO

STRAPAMO = Formation of Strategic S&T-Partnerships with Central and Eastern
  Europe

-   development of Central European networks (technology, research, production)
-   regional dimension of ERA
-   potential applicants: Austrian clusters, competence centers, technology parks,
    co-operative research institutes, with pendant institution in CEEC; at least 3
    Austrian and 3 CEEC-companies involved
-   programme management by BIT

First call in 2002/3:      21 proposals submitted
                           12 projects selected (partner countries:
                           in particular Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia)

Second call foreseen for autumn 2004

                          Innovation 2003
                          2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
          Key Issue 3 – International
               Co-operation - 4
Initiative TRICO (Triliteral Co-operation)
between Austria, Slovenia and NE-Italy in
the area of technology

main players in AT: BMWA, BIT
objective: Stimulation of cross-border technology-co-operation projects with
   partners in all involved countries
instrument: annual organization of brokerage-events dedicated to specific
   thematic areas – mostly in line with open calls in EU Framework Programmes
next TRICO-event: will be taking place in Austria in January 04
                       (Theme: Co-operative and Collective Research in
                               FP 6)
future aspects: Enlargement by taking on board HU, CR, TRICO should be
                    co-financed by EC via INTERREG III C (specific role also for
                    Austrian regions (Syria, Carithia, Burgenland)
                    (future TRICO = technology, research, innovation co-op.)

             Innovation 2003
             2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
                   Key Issue 4 – ICT
Programme Innovation by e-Business

objective: Promotion of research activities
          and projects strengthening co-
          operation between companies
          and the scientific sector

6 Action Lines:
 - AL „R&D“: directed to R&D-clusters, Centers
              of Competence for eBusiness,
              eTourism, eContent(MM)
- AL „Start-ups, Icubators“: for Incubator-networks etc
- AL „eContent Austria“: for international co-operaton
- AL „Gateway to East“: creating cross-border technology partnerships
- AL „Cluster Networks for SME-Integration“: Know how-Transfer, TT
- AL „Ínformation and Awareness“ for various awareness-raising activities

           Innovation 2003
           2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
Key Issue 5 – Information Policy - 1
1.Programme TECHNOKONTAKTE

objective: how to learn from best practices

- executives are offered direct access to
  information from Top-companies by taking
  part in workshops, organized in these enterprises
- more than 3000 people participated up to now
- „Technokontakte-Club“ established in 2001,
   today more than 120 members, acts as comprehensive
  innovative idea-factory for executives
     Innovation 2003
     2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
Key Issue 5 – Information Policy - 2
2. Initiative TECNET
   (Network for Market- and Technology- Information)

objective: providing information, market-
          analysis, certificates, expert-talks
          to technology-oriented firms, to
          banks, business angels..etc

- international Technology- and market data bases and
  contacts to national/international organizations used

- provides quick and discret infos on market chances etc.

       Innovation 2003
       2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
Key Issue 6 – Technology Transfer
       and Fiscal Measures
Programme PROTEC 2002+




                                                                                2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha
objective: to make innovative SME more
     competitive in terms of creating new
     market-oriented products and production lines.
3 Action Lines:
 - AL „protec-TRANS“ supports T-Transfer-
      validation and Demo-projects implemented
      by SME
- AL „protec-INNO“ promotes projects generated in TT-
     Centers, in Insitutes and in SME-consortia, dealing




                                                                                Innovation 2003
     with T-development, T-diffusion, good practice approaches etc.
-AL „protec-NETplus“ supports creation SME-related TT-activities- and
     TT-networks by upgrading existing quality of innovation knowledge
      (e.g. new examples for TT, innovative TT-projects containing structures
     similar to clusters

Programme duration: 2002-2006; in the first phase 4,7 M€ funded by grants
                    up to 50 % of eligible costs.
              contact:
           Otto Peperna
         Federal Ministry
 for Economic Affairs and Labour
              Unit I/18,
      Tel: + 43 1 71100/5391,
      Fax: + 43 1 71100/2036

 E-Mail: otto.peperna@bmwa.gv.at
 http://www.bmwa.gv.at/technologie

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTANTION


Innovation 2003
2-5 December, CSVTS-building, Praha

								
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