Social challenges such as climate change, energy consumption, health, jobs, ageing, protection and security significantly increase the complexity of the design and implementation of research and innovation processes for mobility.
The digital penetration of all areas of technology, business and life further increase this complexity. In addition, the increasing maturity of other disruptive technologies used in mobility, such as e-mobility, materials research and production technologies, plays a more important role.
The speed at which technological developments in connection with digitisation are changing is constantly increasing. Completely new players such as start-ups and research spin-offs are entering the market with partly revolutionary, new organisational or business models. In order to shape this transformation process in a positive way, new avenues in the RTI funding policy must be followed.
AustriaTech supports the BMK as competence centre "Innovation Hub Mobility" precisely in this area of tension. The aim is to design new programme structures and identify intervention mechanisms in order to be able to set innovation-promoting framework conditions that go beyond the classic promotion mechanisms. A further development of the alignment of the national RTI orientation is necessary in order to continue to be successful in the European research area as well, to build competences, to secure added value and to generate maximum impact.
As a contact point, AustriaTech supports the BMK in the design of new programme structures and the development of innovation-promoting framework conditions. In addition, AustriaTech represents the BMK at an international level in initiatives and platforms such as the IEA, ERTRAC, IPHE, in order to ensure the international coordination of the RTI orientation. The Innovation Hub networks actors on relevant R&D topics and promotes the exchange and transfer of know-how.