"Carinthian Research" comprises efforts to develop Carinthia as a major innovation and research location in strategic and structural terms; it presents Carinthia's research community under one roof and makes its findings and results visible.
Acting on behalf of the Province of Carinthia, BABEG holds investments in the established extra-mural research institutions:
- Carinthian Tech Research (CTR)
- Joanneum Research – Institut für Robotik
- Lakeside Labs
- W3C Holzkompetenz Zentrum
With their developments, these institutes have the potential to achieve technology leadership in their areas and strengthen the business location in the long term with their innovative power. The close networking with institutions of tertiary education (Alpen-Adria University and the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences) creates the optimum mix of fundamental and application-oriented research. This intensive inter-institutional exchange contributes to the targeted orientation of the training and further education provision of the Province.
BABEG connects and networks the stakeholders in the region, pooling and leveraging the innovative clout of Carinthia. It also fosters research cooperation with other Austrian provinces (among others Styria and Upper Austria) to join forces and be heard as the research axis in the south of Austria.