The recently published results data regarding the EU Research Framework Programme “Horizon 2020″ report higher success rates than the average of all participating countries for Austria. So far around 250 million euros were pledgedfor activities in the European Research Area, Austria is involved in every tenth successful project.
Specifically, Austria accounted for 246.66 million euros in funding commitments. “These investments are extremely important for Austria, so that we can catch up with the European leaders again,” said Economic Secretary Harald Mahrer.
Spread over the types of organizations shows in Austria an increase in the corporate sector. With a share of 34 percent, Austria is above the overall investments in the corporate sector (31.6 percent) while 14.7 percent of Austria’s investments are done by SMEs; This value is higher than the total value of 11.8 percent.