impressive developments

Digital Salzburg

With its blend of education, research, start-ups and top companies, Salzburg is a real digital hotspot.

Expertise and digital infrastructure in Salzburg

Salzburg ranks first among the Austrian federal states in terms of expanding digital infrastructure. This includes the provision of ultra-fast broadband access with speeds exceeding 100 Mbps. The expansion and support of future-oriented study programs, collaborative projects between academia and industry, as well as the digitalisation initiative for businesses, have already proven successful in practice. Particularly in the field of digitalisation, it is the fast-paced advancements that point the way to the future. In Salzburg, we respond to these developments by implementing a 5G research infrastructure and related projects.

Focus areas in Salzburg



Leading companies and exciting tech start-ups from other sectors – not just IT – have also established their headquarters, system houses, data hubs and development departments in Salzburg.



The research ecosystem in Salzburg connects various fields and areas of expertise. The core comprises 20 strong research groups.



Salzburg is at the forefront in Austria, not only with the country’s first Data Science degree program but also with “Spürnasenecken” (curiosity corners) in kindergartens, which spark an interest in natural sciences among young children. Additionally, Salzburg excels in STEM programs and offers study-related work opportunities with local companies.


19. July 2023

From Mozart to Hightech

In the Austria Picture that aired on ORF 2 on June 11th, our CEO Walter Haas stated, “Salzburg should stand for research, technology, and the future.” The program, produced by the Salzburg Regional Studio, focused on our innovation ecosystem.

24. May 2023

EdTech Austria Summit: How modern education works

On June 1st, the second EdTech Austria Summit will take place. The event, organized by EdTech Austria and Innovation Salzburg, focuses on the future of education.

17. February 2023

Meet us @salz21 – Our offer for you at the Innovation Festival

Panels, Workshops, Pitchings – here you can find our program and all our offerings for you at the salz21 innovation festival on March 15th and 16th at the Salzburg Exhibition Center (Messe Salzburg) at a glance!

8. February 2023

These companies in Salzburg have lots of IT know-how

What do Red Bull, PALFINGER and Porsche Holding have in common? Headquarters in Salzburg. Does that surprise you? Many other large companies are based here – world market leaders, trading groups and global industrial companies.

1. February 2023

New funding for AI applications

The new aws funding supports companies in the development of innovative, trustworthy AI applications. You can submit your application from today – we can advise you on the funding!

28. November 2022

Healthier lifestyle through digital tools

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention in Salzburg is celebrating its third birthday.

30. September 2022

COPA-DATA opens new building

At the end of September, the second office building of COPA-DATA was opened in Salzburg. Modern workplaces for 120 employees were created there. We were present at the opening.

1. September 2022

Research and Transfer Centers in Salzburg

Salzburg has a strong research landscape with six universities and universities of applied sciences, as well as numerous non-university research institutions. The WISS2025 initiative further strengthens research structures in Salzburg.

30. June 2022

FH Salzburg: New Josef Ressel Centre researches assistance systems for industrial automation

Behind Industry 4.0. lies a grand vision: value chains that react flexibly to environmental changes, adapt and are intelligently coordinated. This would enable industry to produce personalised and individualised goods that reach the market faster, all through automated and autonomous manufacturing processes.

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