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Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH

Country:
Austria
Address:
Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz
Austria
Contact person:
Christian Maurer

Business Upper Austria (Biz-Up) is the regional business agency of the Upper Austrian government with ten cluster initiatives specialised in key economic areas with weight in resource efficiency, such as cleantech, plastics, automotive, mechatronics, furniture & timber, and food. Thus, Biz-Up is cooperating with more than 2,300 companies. "Innovation through cooperation" as a credo makes Biz-Up a network dealing with cross-sectoral challenges in the economy, including resource efficiency.

Biz-Up offers international collaboration, exchange of best- and worst-practice examples, to increase innovation and promote learning along the value-chain. Biz-Up hosts 290 events with 12,000 participants, supports 860 companies with 150 innovation projects, initiates 132 cluster-cooperation projects, and handles more than 30 EU-projects, annually. Especially the department Cleantech-Cluster is focussed on clean production, circular economy, and resource efficiency activities across sectors. Together with companies, we identify problems and foster solutions to improve sustainable production, circular materials, and resource efficiency.

Support services:
Best practices, Consultancy/one to one consultations, Cooperation with companies and research institutions (incl. project management), Financial support, Guides, handbooks, information material, Self assessment and benchmarking tools, Training
Resource expertise:
Energy, Materials, Water, Waste
Sectoral expertise:
Chemical and process engineering, Construction, Food processing, Manufacturing of machinery and equipment, Metal and plastic processing, Timber and woodworking, Waste management and recycling

Other members

ADEME

AIP-CCI, Associação Industrial Portuguesa-Câmara de Comércio e Indústria

ANI (National Innovation Agency)