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Industry Panel for "The Future of Production in Austria"

The study of TU Vienna is a regular and methodical presentation of the status quo as well as the future expectations of the domestic industry.

In cooperation with Fraunhofer Austria, EIT Manufacturing East and the Fachverband Metalltechnische Industrie, the Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy (IDS) of FHWien der WKW is dealing with the topics of automation, digitalization, assistance systems and Industry 4.0 in the environment of assembly and production.

The IndustriePANEL “Made in Austria: Future of Production in Austria” was initiated by Sebastian Schlund (TU Wien) and Walter Mayrhofer (FHWien of WKW).


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Project Goal

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With the IndustriePANEL “Made in Austria: Future of Production in Austria”, the TU Vienna in cooperation with FHWien der WKW, Fraunhofer Austria, EIT Manufacturing East and Fachverband Metalltechnische Industrie identifies the needs and challenges of Austrian companies.

To provide a scientific presentation of the current situation and expectations for the future, a survey on relevant topics is conducted annually and subsequently presented in detail at the “Made in Austria IndustrieFORUM”.

Platform for exchange and cooperation

The IndustriePANEL is also increasingly developing into an exchange and cooperation hub for the more than 100 active participating companies.

At the “Made in Austria IndustrieFORUM”, lectures are held by experts from business, science and society in addition to the presentation of the study results. Furthermore, the IndustrieFORUM enables the exchange between business and research, and opens new insights and opportunities for the participants.

The results of the survey are published in the annual study “Made in Austria: Production Work in Austria” and used in other scientific publications.

Radio interview with Walter Mayrhofer

My colleague is a machine. Interview with Head of IDS and study co-initiator Walter Mayrhofer on the occasion of “Made in Austria 2021” and the foundation of IDS at FHWien der WKW.

(The interview is only available in German.)

Become part of Made in Austria

Are you interested in participating in the study? We are constantly looking for companies from the manufacturing sector that want to participate in the survey.

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As a gift of gratitude, you will receive a free ticket to the “Made in Austria IndustrieFORUM”, which takes place annually in mid-October at TUtheSky in Vienna. During this event, the results of the study will be presented and discussed, as well as current developments in the fields of automation, digitalization and the world of work.

Current information on the project and the studies published to date can be found here.