- GDP growth in Austria picked up in 2016 but remains below the EU average.
- R&D intensity increased further to 3.07% of GDP in 2015. Nevertheless, Austria’s very ambitious EU2020 target of 3.76% will be very difficult to reach.
- Public funding for both universities and private R&D increased significantly in 2015 and 2016. The latter benefitted in particular from the raise of the "Research Premium" tax incentive.
- Austria's BERD is among the highest in the EU and continues to grow. The R&D intensity of both the manufacturing and service sectors is positioned in top ranks within the EU.