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23 Aug 2018

ERA Council Forum Austria meets with Minister Faßmann in Alpbach

group picture ERA Council members Jana Kolar, Hermann Hauser, Helga Nowotny, Jürgen Mlynek, Minister Heinz Faßmann
from left: ERA Council members Jana Kolar, Hermann Hauser, Helga Nowotny, Jürgen Mlynek, Minister Heinz Faßmann (by BMBWF / Steigberger)

The ERA Council Forum Austria met from 21 to 23 August 2018 in Alpbach. Guest speaker Gernot Hutschenreiter, OECD, reported on the state of play of the review of the Austrian innovation system. The results of the OECD review will be presented at the Europatagung on 14 December 2018 in Vienna.

Matthias Weber (AIT) and Wolfgang Polt (Joanneum) as guest speakers presented the most important findings of the evaluation of the implementation of Horizon 2020 and ERA in Austria. The ERA Council also acknowledged the most recent presentation to the Austrian council of ministers regarding research and innovation.

The ERA Council’s exchange of ideas with Federal Minister Heinz Faßmann focussed on the reform of the advisory structures for research and innovation in the context of the development of the new Austrian RTI Strategy 2030. The ERA Council presented the Minister with several recommendations on the RTI Council due to be newly set up.

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