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Programme: Investments in Growth and Employment Austria

Investments in Growth and Employment Austria
Acronym IWB
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Investments in Growth and Employment Austria"

The programme contributes to the achievement of certain elements of the Europe 2020 strategy in Austria. In particular, the financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is used to increase innovation and research, as well as development activities in SMEs, including technology transfer and investment in certain R&D infrastructure. The programme also supports SMEs in promoting their competitiveness through investments in innovation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies. In certain urban areas the programme supports C02 reduction strategies and integrated sustainable development, and in certain other functional urban areas, cooperation and efficient use of resources, including Community Led Local Development (CLLD) in Tyrol as a pilot region.

  • PA1: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation (RTI)
  • PA2: Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs
  • PA3: Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors
  • PA4: Sustainable urban development
  • PA5: Territorial dimension and Community Led Local Development (CLLD)
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Thematic Focus Employment & Labour Market, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Rural & Peripheral Development, Urban development, Climate, Climate Change, Environment & Biodiversity, Regional Development & Regional Planning, Competitiveness, SME
EU Macro-Regions
Alpine Region, Danube Region
Funding area Austria / Österreich
Origin of Applicant Austria / Österreich
Project Partner No
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, University, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Public Services, Education and Training Centres, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO
Type of Funding Grants
Contact Details

Managing Authority IWB/EFRE
Tel.: +43 (1) 53 53 444


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