Over the past two decades, Austria has become one of the most R&D intensive economies among OECD countries and in the world, dedicating 3.1% of its GDP on R&D in 2016, the second highest figure in the European Union. To fully harness this R&D capacity, Austrian innovation policy needs to put a stronger emphasis on efficiency in transforming R&D inputs into impacts. To achieve higher impacts, Austria also needs to steer its research and innovation system towards leadership excellence in global markets. This requires enhanced international attractiveness for top-level researchers and talent, and a conducive environment for highly innovative enterprises. Austria could also benefit from strengthening R&D and innovation to support key transitions, such as digitalisation and Industry 4.0, and to tackle key societal challenges. The STI policy mix and governance arrangements should be adapted accordingly.
OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Österreich 2018
Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2018 Länderberichte und -studien
Quelle: OECD iLibrary Redaktion: von Sonja Bugdahn, DLR Projektträger Länder / Organisationen: Österreich OECD Themen: Innovation Strategie und Rahmenbedingungen