How and in what way do ECSEL-funded R&D programs have an impact?
ECSEL Programs enable entry into the new and important technological fields of the future.
What defines a technological breakthrough? To make something possible that previously appeared to be impossible. The development of forward-looking technologies for a company is often associated with a high risk. The path from an innovative idea to a market-ready product is long and accompanied by high costs and numerous challenges. ECSEL Programs help overcome obstacles and minimize risks thus strengthening the Austrian business landscape.
The study "ECSEL-funded projects and their impact: Case studies of Austrian companies” from 2020 shows which positive effects can be achieved if mutual targets are strived for on a European level. Four case studies show what added value the funding of research activities can generate.
The comprehensive study can be downloaded from here.