Research & Development companies and institutes in Salzburg

Salzburg: Leading in research and development

As a site for science and research, Salzburg does not shy away from international comparison. Aside from well-known universities, Salzburg boasts a number of non-profit research companies and institutions such as the Innovations- und Technologietransfer GmbH. These have made it their goal to promote innovation and development in many sectors.

The province of Salzburg has developed a long-term strategic programme for the development and promotion of science and research. The State of Salzburg takes on the role of the organisational support for research and development facilities in their educational profile, as well as to co-financing national and European assistance measures.

Some well-known research institutions in Salzburg

Salzburg Research is a non-academic, non-profit research organisation of the State of Salzburg. It offers its expertise to regional, national and international business partners. The research topics are:

  • information- and communication technologies
  • new media

The Paracelsus Medical University has established the following research areas:

  • neurological and psychiatric diseases
  • immunologic and allergic diseases
  • oncological diseases
  • musculoskeletal diseases, biomechanics, sports medicine
  • metabolism and atherosclerosis

The Salzburg University of Applied Science conducts research in the following areas:

  • Information technology
  • Wood and biogen technology
  • Economy and tourism
  • Media and design
  • Health and social

In addition, the university campus houses the centre for future studies, which is an active member of the "network: future research" founded in 2007 in Salzburg. An international network has been established and the department is included in several international research projects.

The topic of research and development is a top priority in Salzburg. The city's modern scientific institutions contribute significantly to the high quality of this event destination.

In addition, Salzburg has Austria's densest data-highway network, placed in one of the largest technology centres of the country. The city is also the centre for financial services in western Austria with offices of many leading financial institutes.

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