Promoting innovation through technical development cooperation

A study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

Project management and implementation: Dr. Anja Christanell, Dr. Fred Luks (ÖIN)

Knowing about the connections between innovation funding and (technical) cooperation allows promoting innovative technologies in a more carefully targeted way and exploiting synergy effects which emerge from a better coordination of both areas.

The study investigates the relations between innovation funding and development cooperation and their concrete benefits for the promotion of sustainable technology. The main focus lies on the question of how Austrian sustainability know-how may be fostered so as to assist technological development and successful development cooperation. It aims to shed light on the possibilities of shaping and coherently organizing sustainability-oriented activities in the areas of innovation funding and development cooperation and on the potentials which may be exploited for this purpose.