Within the last years, Upper Austria has positioned itself as a competent region for clusters and networks. The policy for economic development and technology is cluster and network oriented and is consequently realized – as a strategy for companies to sustain innovation and competition. This idea will be continued systematically in the future on base of the strategic program “Innovative Upper Austria 2010plus”.
Since 1998, clusters were gradually developed in important economic branches in Upper Austria: automotive, plastics, eco-energy, furniture & timber construction, food, health technology, mechatronics, environmental technology and information technology. In addition, inter-branch networks have been set-up in the fields of human resources, design & media, logistics and resource- and energy efficiency. Small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs)are particularly supported in our policy.
Seven clusters and three networks are part of Clusterland Upper Austria: