Austria is one of the very first countries in the world to have developed a national Open Innovation Strategy. It was very important to us to promote collaboration between industry, science, public administration and society even while the strategy was being drawn up. In an open participatory process, interested parties from a wide range of areas were therefore given the opportunity to actively shape the national Open Innovation Strategy, both within the framework of a broad-based workshop and in the course of an online consultation.
The Austrian Research and Technology Reports are status reports to the Austrian parliament on the nation’s federally funded research, technology and innovation. The reports draw on current data to present an overview of specific trends in research, technology and innovation (RTI) and show how Austria measures up internationally in select categories. The report were commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit).