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This was the connect day of may 2021

Foto Connect Day Mai 2021
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Sustainability in Lower Austria. That’s with a capital S. As a focus of Lower Austria’s economic strategy, sustainable economic activity is specifically promoted and accelerated. As Austria’s largest federal state with more than 100,000 businesses, it makes a decisive contribution to creating a balance between the economy and the environment. This is also reflected in rankings at national level.

Austria: 4th Place in
European Sustainable Development Report 2020

Austria was able to achieve a very good 4th place out of 30 European countries in the European Sustainable Development Ranking 2020. This is mainly due to factors such as: high quality of life, top notch education, equality, excellent water quality, clean energy, innovative industry and sustainable cities and communities. We are proud of this! Even more, we would like to motivate companies and start-ups outside of Lower Austria to anchor sustainability in their everyday business and growth. At the same time, we invite everyone to experience Lower Austria’s advantages in this area for themselves!

„Do you care for future?
We too!“

Sustainable development in the focus of the virtual side event.

With an international audience from 52 countries, the Connect Day on May 3rd 2021 was once again one of the key matchmaking events for start-ups, corporates and investors.

As part of Connect Day 2021, ecoplus, the business agency of Lower Austria, organised a virtual side event on the topic of „Sustainable Development“ in cooperation with the Lower Austrian founding agency riz-up.

What can companies learn from innovations and trends in sustainability and how can they actively contribute?

The prominent round of talks with experts from business, institutions and research was opened by Jochen Danninger, Provincial Councillor for Economic, Tourism and Sport Affairs, who illustrated Lower Austria’s goals: to make the business location attractive while taking ecological aspects into account and to increase competitiveness in order to be well prepared for the future.

The other participants: Markus Bittner, Managing Director NeoTwin and Project Manager Umdasch Group Ventures, Eva Maria Binder, Director of Research & Development and Innovation ERBER AG, Elad Zohar, Founder and Managing Director of SPIRULIX, Fritz Dimmel, Founder and CTO of e-friends, Petra Patzelt, Chief Executive riz up and Senior Management ecoplus Lower Austria Business Agency and Markus Wanko, Managing Director IST Austria Park: IST Cube.

Slavisa Milanovic, ecoplus Manager Internationale Investorensuche
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Slavisa Milanovic, ecoplus Business Location Consultant, hosted the live broadcast and was able to elicit new and inspiring tips for dealing with sustainable growth from the top-class panel in a very likeable manner. The interest of the watching companies and start-ups was accordingly high and questions about support possibilities, incubators and possible partners in the field of sustainability in Lower Austria, did not cease. But see for yourself: 

Here is the side event in full length (45:37 min) from May 3rd 2021:

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Impressions from the side event of Connect Day 2021:

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Lower Austria as an exciting environment for international companies

You would like to set up a location in Lower Austria and network your company with Lower Austrian institutions in order to participate in local sustainability activities and programmes?

We are also happy to advise you free of charge on funding and financing options in this area. As a non-profit company, we provide input for your business settlement and check the market requirements for your settlement plans.

We look forward to your enquiry at or +43 664 601 19721!

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