New ways of expiriencing mobility through Research, Technology and Innovation

Social, economic and technological developments are placing increasingly more complex demands on the transport system and its capacity. New tech-nologies and innovations can significantly contribute to shaping sustainable mobility. They play an indispensable part in facing the major societal challenges such as climate change, scarcity of resources and demographic change and open up new economic opportunities for the transport sector, one of the most important economic branches in Austria

Bibliographic Data

Evelinde Grassegger, Andreas Dorda, Sarah Krautsack (BMVIT)
Publisher: BMVIT
English, 15 pages

Content Description

Utilising research and new technologies in order to contribute to finding a solution to transport problems has a long-standing tradition in Austria and is based on the fact that the competence areas "transport and infrastructure" and "technology and innovation" are combined in one single ministry.

The resulting positive synergies are reflected in a cross-policy approach to research promotion. Thus, over the last 13 years, significant impetus has been generated for the modernisation and greening of the Austrian transport system thanks to transport-related research and development (R&D) programmes totalling around € 180 mil. At the same time, this also enabled Austria to consolidate its technological competence and market leadership, thus substantially contributing to increasing the country's overall competitiveness as a business location.