Against this background, Economica – Institute of Economic Research – was instructed to perform a green-tech patent analysis of the Austrian economy to highlight the relative strengths and trends. The investigation focused on the following questions:
- What position does Austria’s innovation performance have in European and international competition?
- What are the future technologies and technology strength fields linked to green tech?
- Are the European regions’ technology profiles sustainable?
- In what areas is there strategic potential for cooperation and value-added-chain networks?
In summary, the report shows
… that the innovation activities in the Austrian environmental technology sector have generally increased over the last decade.
… that, across the EU, Austria is in leading position when it comes to innovations in the fields of electric mobility (1st place) and energy efficiency (2nd place).
… that, where the entire energy and mobility cluster is concerned, the Austrian patent performance is above the global average. These fields clearly belong to the Austrian economy’s strength Areas.