The evaluation of the Houska Prize will answer these and other questions on the basis of a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods.
For easier strategic control of the thematic priorities and RTI policy instruments at section level, a monitoring system is being developed on behalf of the BMK.
Current business survey for trade and industry shows: Order intake and turnover expectations for the first quarter of 2023 fall to a new low.
Without SMEs, the decarbonisation of the economy cannot succeed. This project develops new approaches for SME policy to promote a broad-based transformation to a climate-friendly economy.
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG commissioned this short study in order to examine the status quo with regard to the representation of women in the projects it funds.
Since the foundation of the Austrian Institute for SME Research, studies and analyses have been carried out in several thematic areas, both on national and international level. Many of these research projects focus on the situation and development of SMEs but also consider the differences and specificities of large enterprises.
We study different forms of businesses (e.g. one-person businesses, hybrid entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurship, etc.) as well as their life cycles, business models and innovation activities.
The Austrian Institute for SME Research continuously monitors the economic development for numerous economic sectors and industries and has comprehensive databases at its disposal. In addition, in-depth studies are prepared on specific issues and analyses are offered at the level of sectors, regions and company sizes.
The Austrian Institute for SME Research conducts evaluations and impact analyses of measures, programmes and institutions in various policy areas at international, national and regional level.
SMEs are of central importance for the labour market. They provide the majority of jobs in Austria and Europe. From the companies' point of view, employees are probably the most important factor for competitiveness.