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Key Areas

With the topics Industry 4.0, connected mobility and digital medical technology Upper Austria focuses on three key areas in the field of digitalisation. Business Upper Austria’s IT Cluster, Mechatronics Cluster and Medical Technology Cluster cooperate on cross-industry initiatives, exploit synergies, pool expertise and thereby generate new value for Upper Austria.

Industry 4.0

Connected Mobility

Digital medical technology

Biopharma digital


We come from Austria’s “Silicon Valley” and have established our head offices precisely where Austrian technological innovations emerge more often than anywhere else in the country: Softwarepark Hagenberg in Upper Austria. Where research and development originate, where the focus is on ideas and actions that take place in networks and are geared to the future, and where investment is promoted.

Roland Sprengseis, bluesource mobile solutions GmbH



The numerous focal areas of research and development that both the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and the province’s leading companies are engaged in mean that cutting-edge research is prioritised that reflects practical needs. This applies particularly to digitalisation issues in the manufacturing, product development, security, energy and mobility sectors. From this, the greatest possible benefits for both the economy and society are reaped.

Prof. Dr. Johann Kastner, Director, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Research & Development



I moved to Austria with my wife and 2 small children because I wanted a different kind of setting for my children and a bilingual environment. Business Upper Austria has been a great help for understanding the economics of Upper Austria and a bit of its culture. They actually inspired me to start creating a mobile app that will help others to integrate as they join different communities.

Corneliu Serediu, Senior Software Developer, Twinfog Inc.