Carinthia, located in the heart of Europe and surrounded by Italy and Slovenia, convinces visitors not only with its wonderful landscape, crystal-clear lakes and an image as paradise for ski fans, but also enjoys a reputation for technological excellence. Leading international companies like Infineon are working alongside research-intensive SMEs to pave the way for future developments in such fields as electronics, microelectronics, mechatronics, sensors and robotics.
The High Tech Campus Villach is well known as a hotspot for the microelectronics and nanoelectronics sector – the backbone of the digitalization. The most famous company in Villach is Infineon Technologies – Austria´s leading Research Company. In November, Infineon announced a 1,6-billion-euro investment at their headquarter in Villach. This will be the highest investment ever done in Austria.
The provincial capital Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is a center for information and communication technologies. The Lakeside Science & Technology Park, covering an area of 34,000m2, has become the focus of ICT Campus that offers optimal synergies between companies, researchers and educational institutions. It currently hosts 70 companies with around 1300 employees, three non-university research facilities, one Education Lab and Carinthia´s start up incubator “build!”.
The BABEG is the first and official point of contact for all foreign investors interested in setting up or expanding their business to Carinthia/Austria.
The BABEG offers free support and strategic advice to foreign companies to help them set up and grow their businesses in Carinthia. We invest in non-university associations to strengthen technical research and innovations in the South of Austria. We inform and connect – beyond borders.