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11 March 2021
Austria – Your ICT and Innovation Hub in the Heart of Europe. ABA’s Open Day 2021

Welcome to ABA’s Open Day 2021:

Austria – Your ICT and Innovation Hub in the Heart of Europe

March 11th 2021 – 09:00am (CET)/ 05:00pm (CET)

Why Austria & ICT

Austria offers a thriving research, development, and investment environment with strong government support for the productive collaboration between industry and academia. The business location of Austria boasts strategic clusters of leading global companies in life sciences, ICT, engineering, services, digital media, and consumer brands. During these challenging times, Austria stands out globally with competitive advantages such as:

  • the high purchasing power of potential customers
  • highly qualified staff and talents from internationally leading universities
  • a digitalisation boost and expansion of the telecommunications infrastructure
  • easy access to funding and other financial instruments to drive further growth

Why participate?

Are you considering expanding your business activities internationally and looking for the right location to do so?

Join us for our virtual event featuring all the opportunities and advantages Austria has to offer you and your business. Learn first-hand from international founders who have already successfully launched their businesses in Austria and have all your questions answered by our experts.

Our individual session will be held not only in English, but also in Chinese, Italian, Russian and Spanish to ensure the best possible involvement of all our participants.

So, sign up now and join us on 11 March. We are looking forward to meeting you.


09:00 am (CET)  - 09:30 am (CET)         Welcome Session

Why Austria?

Marion Biber, Austrian Business Agency

What are the Austrian ICT market specifics?

Martin Weiss, BizXpand

Artificial Intelligence in Austria

Michael Hirschbrich, Updatemi/Apollo.AI

09:30 am (CET)  - 11:00 am (CET)         Individual Breakout-Sessions in English,
                                                                   Chinese, Italian and Russian

In English

Experiences from international ICT-Software-Companies doing business in Austria: e-Zest Solutions & Trask

Shrikant Shingane, e-Zest Solutions
Elmar Drabek, DORDA Rechtsanwälte
Tomáš Zakál
, TRASK Solutions
Jacob Cencic, Austrian Business Agency
Birgit Reiter-Braunwieser, 
Austrian Business Agency

In Italian

L’innovazione in Austria per accrescere la competitività sui mercati globali

Karin Kern, KPMG
David Unterholzner,
Loomitech GmbH
Marion Biber, Austrian Business Agency

In Russian

Startup Location Austria:

Experiences from a Russian inventor developing winter sport innovation made in Tyrol

Natalie Strasser, 42law
Sergey Ignatyev, Bobsla
Nataliya Kyrychenko, Austrian Business Agency

In Chinese

see Chinese Session Agenda

Christian Woschitz, ZTE
Christian Mikosch, Wolf Theiss
ShanShan Wu, Austrian Business Agency
Matthias Adelwöhrer, Austrian Business Agency

          05:00pm (CET) – 06:15pm (CET)

          ICT Corporate Success Stories living & breathing Austria such as AWS & Tourradar, Vexcel Imaging, Dynatrace

          Florian Dorfbauer, Dynatrace
          Alexander Wiechert, Vexcel Imaging
          Albert Azambuja, Tourradar
          Daniel Zielinski, aws
          Michaela Laussegger, Austrian Business Agency

          06:30pm (CET) – 07:30pm (CET)

          Emplazamiento económico en Austria: el sonido de la música frente a la computación cuántica

          Jorge Escalada Hernando, Espack Eurologistica
          Alejandra Navarro de Chalupa, ANC Legal
          Gabriella Chihan-Stanley, vrish
          Ute Stadlbauer, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
          Michaela Laussegger, Austrian Business Agency



          Closed since 11 March 2021



          Organised by


          Argentina 2
          Armenia 1
          Austria 80
          Bangladesh 1
          Brazil 5
          Bulgaria 11
          Canada 1
          Chile 1
          China 34
          Costa Rica 1
          Croatia 2
          Czech Republic 11
          Ecuador 1
          Estonia 1
          France 2
          Germany 7
          Ghana 1
          Hungary 5
          India 2
          Iran, Islamic Republic Of 3
          Israel 3
          Italy 12
          Jordan 2
          Kazakhstan 37
          Latvia 1
          Lithuania 1
          North Macedonia 2
          Maldives 1
          Mexico 1
          Netherlands 2
          Oman 1
          Pakistan 2
          Paraguay 1
          Peru 7
          Philippines 1
          Poland 4
          Romania 6
          Russia 18
          Serbia 1
          Slovakia 5
          Slovenia 6
          Spain 2
          Sweden 1
          Switzerland 2
          Tunisia 2
          Ukraine 17
          United Kingdom 5
          United States 5
          Total 320


          Company 167
          R&D Institution 8
          Other 44
          Startup 34
          Business Agency 28
          Multiplier 3
          Consultant 24
          Lawyer 11
          Tax Consultant 1
          Total 320