New ways of expiriencing mobility through Research, Technology and Innovation
Bibliographic DataEvelinde Grassegger, Andreas Dorda, Sarah Krautsack (BMVIT)
English, 15 pages
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.