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Smart technologies from Austria for the cities of the future

3. December 2015

Dynamic and highly specialised companies from Austria are contributing innovative solutions around the world to help conquer the challenges of the 21st century.

Smart City is a term now used to describe a range of holistic approaches to urban development. Aimed at making cities greener, more efficient, more caring and more technologically advanced, these design concepts embrace technology-based innovations as well as economic and societal change in urban environments.

One thing common to all these technologies is that they improve quality of life and make our cities more intelligent and environmentally friendly through smart resource management; cities are increasing in size throughout the world, and their structures are growing more complex even as resources become scarcer. Forecasts anticipate that some 85 per cent of the population of Europe will be living in cities by 2050.

Austria is one of the top nations in the field of (digital) technologies for Smart Cities, thanks to its innovation skills, but the central plank of the Smart City road map is cooperation, both between research institutes and the city’s authorities and inhabitants and the various elements of an intelligent city. Austrian companies’ achievements and reliability have earned them an unparalleled reputation for bringing innovative products and services to market.

You can find out more about the range of services provided by the Austrian Smart City/Smart Technologies sector in the latest edition of FRESH VIEW, the industry specialist magazine, which showcases more than 160 Austrian firms from the ‘Smart Mobility’, ‘Smart Energy and Environmental Technology’, ‘Smart ICT Infrastructure’ and ‘Security’ sectors:

FRESH VIEW on Smart Cities, Nr. 157/2015 [pdf, 13,123.5kb]