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Lower Austria’s green building know-how showcased in China

27.11.2019

For the first time since its launch, the 23th International Passive House Conference left the German-speaking region and moved to the Chinese city of Gaobeidian for three days. With 350 international congress participants from 50 countries, 800 participants from China and more than 35,000 visitors, the conference set a new record.  And with 21 out of 103 sessions, the Austrian delegation gave the highest number of presentations, reflecting the pioneering role which the country plays in the passive house and energy efficiency sector.

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The Vienna Region is Austria’s Horizon 2020 hotspot

Horizon2020 © Photo: European Commission

26.09.2019

After four years, Austrian researchers and companies have succeeded in securing over €1bn in funding from Horizon 2020, the EU’s biggest research and innovation programme, according to an overview report released by the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Austria boasts a success rate of 18% in terms of participations, ranking second among EU countries and clearly ahead of the EU average of 15.4%.

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Lower Austria’s technology programme celebrates its 15th anniversary

12.09.2019

ecoplus, the business agency of Lower Austria, has been managing the Technopol programme for 15 years. In four locations – Krems, Tulln, Wiener Neustadt and Wieselburg - the agency combines research, education and business, aiming to promote cutting-edge science and technology. Since 2004, around 1,500 researchers have completed 312 projects with a total volume of around €500m.

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