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.


5. June 2024

The Faculty of Digital and Analytical Sciences after 2 years – a review

Since its establishment two years ago, the Faculty at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has seen significant expansion. This was also supported by the State of Salzburg and Innovation Salzburg. On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, a review was presented at a press conference.

Modern digital abstract 3D background.

23. November 2023

Digital Motion: Enhancing Movement with Technology

Several research institutions in Salzburg, along with additional partners, have succeeded in bringing another COMET project to Salzburg with “Digital Motion.” COMET is the flagship program for promoting cutting-edge research in Austria.

17. November 2023

Salzburg gets its first virtual production studio

Take 2 Studios in Salzburg Sam opens Austria’s first virtual production studio.

7. November 2023

Utilizing Funding for Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) offer various fundings for companies looking to work with new technology.

3. November 2023

On the way to a new world of work

Transparent communication, definition of responsibilities and a new organisational structure: Samson Druck in Lungau has launched a project to successfully manage the generational change. And it will also improve the working conditions of the employees.

3. November 2023

Wooden window production in no time

Even smaller projects can make big leaps for companies, just like the investment made by the Franz Lechner Carpentry in Pinzgau in a new CNC machine for the fully automated production of wooden windows and wood-aluminum windows. The Land Salzburg DigiBonus and our Service Center Innovation team made this possible.

25. October 2023

With Funding to the Top Webshop

A continuous digital path to customers, new technical interfaces, and the standardization of internal processes: a contemporary online shop offers various possibilities. With the digitalization funding from the regional government, the company Haas + Sohn Ofentechnik in Tennengau embarked on this online project anew and began its implementation.

23. October 2023

Automation of lens control succeeds with VISTA

The VISTA measuring system finds defects in and on transparent objects with a reliability of almost 100 percent. VISTA is thus the world’s first successful automation of a previously mandatory manual inspection in spectacle lens production. The innovation was developed by A&C from Salzburg Stadt.

18. September 2023

At the Interface Between Human and Computer: The New III.Lab in Salzburg

The triple I in the lab name stands for “Intelligent Interfaces Innovation,” describing research at the intersection of humans and technologies. The lab was inaugurated on September 15, 2023, and is available for collaborations with companies, emphasizing planned application-oriented research.

Our Newsletter

Bitte füllen Sie das Pflichtfeld aus. / Please fill in the required field.
Bitte füllen Sie das Pflichtfeld aus.
Bitte füllen Sie das Pflichtfeld aus.
Bitte füllen Sie das Pflichtfeld aus.
Bitte füllen Sie das Pflichtfeld aus. / Please fill in the required field.
Bitte füllen Sie das Pflichtfeld aus.