Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) dominate our economy:


The Austrian Institute for SME Research specialises in social and economic research focussing on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Hereby, we offer: 

Studies and analyses on the structures and development of economic sectors and regions, in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, employment and labour market and the international economy. 

Evaluations of  publicly funded projects, programmes and institutions. The main foci are on research, technology and innovation policy, co-operative research, labour market and social policy, climate and environmental policy as well as entrepreneurship. 

Databases, covering qualitative information and quantitative data on the structure and development of the Austrian economy. These databases contain extensive information on the structure and economic performance of the Austrian SMEs, balance sheet data of companies, as well as qualitative industry-specific information.