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Technology Platform Vienna

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Technologieplattform Wien
Policy objectives Plus
4.5. Knowledge transfer and cooperation between firms (incl. technology acquisition)
5.4. Innovation management and advisory services
Presentation of the measure:

The technology platform is run by Vienna Business Agency. It is a data base offering an overview over the market of innovative products and services in different areas of application: biotechnology and medical technologies; energy and environment; ICT; mobility and building; production and process technology; social innovation. This innovation pool is considered as a network of future oriented projects of Vienna. Thus, the technology platform offers a structured overview and renders innovation potentials visible to not only foster innovative ideas but to also apply to them.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural funds
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
There has been a positive response by beneficiaries to the measure (e.g. over-subscribed in terms of requested versus available budget) but it is too early to judge results or impact
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:
The platform can be regarded as a way to easily make available on technologies developed in the region.
What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

In order to guarantee the qualitity of the database and plattform it needs an expert jury to evaluate the projects, which will be published.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?: