Strengthening the Independence of Austria as a Business Location for Critical Products

The project examines the possibilities for strengthening the independence of Austria as a business location for critical products by increasing the number of production sites and promoting regional value chains. It analyses not only critical products for the COVID-19 crisis, but also the area of key technologies. The aim of the study is to shed light on these issues in the context of the specific Austrian situation. On the basis of the existing patterns of specialisation (national as well as regional) and the competitiveness of the Austrian economy, it can be derived empirically in which areas there are economic starting advantages for in-house production and where not.