Regional Strategies

The main focus of the working group is the establishment of a structured exchange between regional stakeholders and the federal government with the aim to facilitate joint projects. The first joint initiative being promoted by the Platform is the Austrian-wide roll-out of an “Industry 4.0-Check” for companies, which was developed by the “Mechatronic Cluster Upper Austria” and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. This tool helps companies to evaluate their current status regarding Industry 4.0 and to identify potential areas for improvement. A second focus is on “Smart Specialization”, with the aim to further strengthen regional strengths and to foster collaboration between regions.