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About RTI Aviation

A glimpse of the Austrian research and innovation landscape in the field of aviation

About RTI Aviation

A glimpse of the Austrian research and innovation landscape in the field of aviation

Between 1999 and 2015, Austria’s public and private sector invested approximately 400 mio Euros in research, technology and innovation projects in the field of aviation. Thereof, nearly 50 mio Euros were earmarked for transnational projects between Germany’s LuFo and Austria’s Take Off funding program.

It is evident that these investments positively impacted the development of the national economic sector and will play a crucial role in the future as well. 

This page focuses on Austria’s 15 years’ dynamic growth and the research, technology and innovation strategy for aviation published in 2015. In addition, the relaunched Austrian research and innovation funding program “Take Off 2015 - 2020” is introduced to offer a glimpse of existing research competencies and facilities. A short description of the Icing Wind Tunnel in Vienna – the world’s largest so far – rounds up the practical explanation.


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Energy R&D 2018: Public Expenditures in Austria

The public energy research expenditures of Austria in 2018 amounted to 144,1 million euros, increasing the expenditures of 2017 by 4,7 million euros. The research areas of energy efficiency, smart grids, storage and renewables define the priorities of the publicly financed energy research in Austria.

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South Burgenland Innovation Cluster

South Burgenland Innovation Cluster for Integrated Regional Energy and Transport Systems

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European Space Strategy in a Global Context: The Role of Space Diplomacy

18. - 19. September 2019
Urania, Uraniastraße 1, Vienna, AT

The 13th ESPI Autumn Conference will address the topic of European Space Diplomacy to discuss ways to strengthen Europe’s role as a global actor and promote international cooperation.

5th Advanced Biofuels Conference

18. – 19. September 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Advanced biofuels are key to reducing emissions in the national transport sectors. The latest developments and discussion to replace fossil fuels – with all the leading companies – will be presented.

IEA Bioenergy Webinar: Drop-in Biofuels

25. September 2019, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm Central European Standard Time

The Key Role that Co-Processing will Play in their Production.

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