Challenges for the Austrian Research Area

The Austrian FTI policy faces the challenge of further improving its research area by better connecting research activities of universities and other academic research institutions as well as companies. The study describes and analyses strengths and weaknesses and the competitiveness of the Austrian research system. 18 questions covering 5 relevant topics that together result in a comprehensive view on the Austrian research area will be investigated. Besides drawing conclusions for policy makers the study also focuses on revealing open questions for the policy agenda and delivers inputs for the discussion in Alpbach 2014 organised by the ERA-Council.