Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are considered to be key technologies and drivers of innovation, economic growth and employment, particularly with a view to the development towards a knowledge-based society. This applies both to the ICT sector as a separate economic sector and to the use of ICT as enabling technology in other sectors and industries. The Austrian Institute for SME Research regularly conducts studies and analyses on relevant developments (for example in the field of digitalisation) and their effects on companies and locations at regional, national and European level.

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Selected Projects

KMU 4.0 (SME 4.0)

The aim of the project is to develop an informed knowledge basis with regard to digitisation for all ACR member institutes. Building on the knowledge acquired a low-threshold sector-specific service for SMEs will be developed and tested in order to advance the transformational capacities of the ACR as a whole.

The project results will be disseminated in an open innovation process that will enable the ACR member institutes to achieve a vanguard position with regard to digitisation in their respective sectors. In sum, this will provide the institutes with the knowledge and tools to improve the competitiveness of the SMEs in these sectors.

Project results (German only)

 

On behalf of:

Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR)

Completed:

2020/03

Contact

Thomas Oberholzner

German Publication

IKT-Kompetenz im Fokus der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik (ICT-competences in the context of active labour market policy)

In this study PIAAC-data concerning ICT-competences are analysed. Research activities and labour market concepts in Austria and selected countries (Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden and UK) are described. Furthermore, international labour market programmes and initiatives (good practices) to ameliorate these competences in Germany and the Netherlands are identified.

On behalf of:

Public Employment Service Austria

Completed:

2016/03

Contact

Eva Heckl

German publication

IKT Standort Wien II (ICT location Vienna)

This study aims to develop an up-to-date inventory of the ICT sector in Vienna and to identify opportunities to advance the region to an “innovation leader”. Methodologically, the study is based on analyses of secondary statistics, a company survey, expert interviews and interactive methodologies.

As a result, the study produces an assessment of employment, growth and development potentials as well as of the respective economic strengths and competences of the Vienna region’s ICT sector. These are transformed into recommendations for the regional economic policy.

On behalf of:

Municipal Department 23 – Economic Affairs, Labour and Statistics (MA 23)

Completed:

2017/12

Contact

Peter Kaufmann

german publication

Ihre Ansprechpersonen

Peter Kaufmann

Deputy Director
p.kaufmann@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-31

Joachim Kaufmann

Researcher
j.kaufmann@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-17
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KMU 4.0 (SME 4.0)

The aim of the project is to develop an informed knowledge basis with regard to digitisation for all ACR member institutes.

Completed
2020/03
Asset 26

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Zahlen, Daten, Fakten (AI – Facts and Figures)

Collection of figures, data and facts on artificial intelligence in Austria as a basis for decisions on the further development of the corresponding FTI programme portfolio.

Completed
2019/05
Asset 26

Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Ausbildungs- und Qualifizierungsangebote des AMS Niederösterreich (Impacts of digitalisation on the training and qualification opportunities of the Public Employment Service in Lower Austria)

Analysis of the effects of digitalisation and industry 4.0 on the economy of Lower Austria.

Completed
2019/01
Asset 26

IKT Standort Wien II (ICT location Vienna)

This study aims to develop an up-to-date inventory of the ICT sector in Vienna and to identify opportunities to advance the region to an “innovation leader”.

Completed
2017/12
Asset 26

IKT-Kompetenz im Fokus der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik (ICT-competences in the context of active labour market policy)

In this study PIAAC-data concerning ICT-competences are analysed.

Completed
2016/03
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