ECSEL-funded projects and their impact: Case studies of Austrian companies (2020)

In the framework of the present project, case studies were conducted in selected enterprises to investigate the specific impact of ENIAC/ARTEMIS/ECSEL projects on technological development and innovation. In the context of the case studies, the direct and indirect effects were identified and the contribution to economic development (growth, employment, securing the location, opening up markets, etc.) was captured.

Bibliographic Data

Karl-Heinz Leitner, Wolfram Rhomberg
Publisher: Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
English, 49 pages

Content Description

The following questions are addressed in this report:

  • Which projects have been carried out under the ECSEL/ARTEMIS/ENIAC JU and how are they characterised?
  • What was the role of the ECSEL/ARTEMIS/ENIAC JU projects for technological development and innovation, and how can they be located within the company's development and technology roadmap?
  • What were the specific motives for participating or applying in the ARTEMIS/ENIAC/ECSEL JU?
  • Which specific R&D questions were addressed by the funded projects? What barriers were overcome?
  • What are the specifics of ECSEL/ARTEMIS/ENIAC JU projects compared to other funded research projects (e.g. Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, H2020)?
  • In which phases of the innovation process (e.g. Technology Readiness Levels - TRL) can the funded ECSEL/ARTEMIS/ENIAC projects be located?
  • What direct benefits and outputs have been achieved through the ARTEMIS/ENIAC/ECSEL JU projects (building technological know-how, networking, risk reduction, human capital development, follow-up investments, patents, etc.)?
  • What indirect effects can be identified (reputation, image, long-term partnerships, etc.)?
  • How have the R&D activities been commercialised?
  • What effects arise with regard to securing the location in Austria?