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“We Need to Increase Support for SME”

Published: June 24, 2011; 22:20 · (Vindobona)

Experts say the government’s efforts for increasing the research quota are half-hearted. € 600m per year would be necessary to achieve the target.

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There is no end in sight in the discussion about the Austrian government’s goal of raising the research quota from 2.78% of GDP in 2010 to 3.76% by the year 2020. In a recent interview Science Minister Karlheinz Töchterle said that the goal was “highly ambitious” and only achievable “if we start immediately”.

However, Johann Jäger, director of the Austrian Cooperative…

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