In 2010, the Austrian government has decided a Strategie für Forschung, Technologie und Innovation (“FTI Strategie”; this strategy is only available in German). The aim of the strategy is that Austria will move ahead from the group of innovation followers into the group of innovation leaders, e.g. the most innovative countries in the EU). Based on this strategy the Österreichischer Forschungsinfrastruktur-Aktionsplan (this action plan is only available in German) was elaborated, which focuses on the challenges in the field of basic research-driven and application-oriented research infrastructures.

Based on the strategy of the Aktionsplan für einen wettbewerbsfähigen Forschungsraum (this action plan is only available in German) the Austrian database of research infrastructures was developed further. Now, the database offers a public portal representing selected research infrastructures in science, research and economy that are available for collaborations and research projects in Austria.

Research, technology and innovation (RTI) are at the center of an Austrian location policy that is future-oriented and designed to be competitive and innovation-friendly. Austria has shown dynamic development as a location for innovation in recent years. On December 23, 2020, the federal government adopted the RTI Strategy 2030. For more information, please visit