Business Networks

As a member of various economic networks, we act in a cross-industry and sustainable manner in order to help develop the latest technical innovations. The regional and supra-regional networking helps us to stay up to date with the latest technical, economic and social developments.

The Automotive Cluster (AC) of the Business Upper Austria agency is a cross-industry network for the automotive sector. We initiate, promote and coordinate successful cooperation between companies. As a hub connecting member companies, research institutes and decision-makers we are also committed to raising the international profile of Upper Austria as a centre of the automotive industry. On the following pages, we tell you about our services, projects and key initiatives.

Leitbetriebe Austria is an independent economic network that spans across all industries. It distinguishes and connects exemplary companies within the Austrian economy. Sustainable corporate success, innovation and social accountability are the primary focus during the certification process.

The PFI – Platform for Innovation Management is the leading organization for innovation management in Austria with currently 174 members from industry, SMEs, research and science.

The Alliance Partner Network is a worldwide network of more than 600 companies that produce complete solutions and high-quality products based on Graphical System Design. From the creation of a single product, to entire systems and their integration, to consulting and training – Alliance Partners have the optimal combination of technical equipment and know-how to solve even the most difficult engineering challenges.

The Mechatronics Cluster (MC) is a supra-branch network for the support of innovative strengths and international competitiveness of companies in the mechanical engineering and plant building sector.

Bayern Innovativ has been providing innovation impulses for over 25 years, because only those who are one step ahead can survive in the long term. Bayern Innovativ focuses primarily on SMEs, because they often lack the resources for complex innovation management.


The innovation network Zukunftsallianz Maschinenbau has set itself the goal of strengthening small and medium-sized companies in mechanical engineering and industrial automation technology in particular in global competition. The focus is on product and service innovations as well as the potential for increasing efficiency in all core operational processes.

For more than 20 years, Die Presse, KSV1870 and PwC Austria have honored companies that have made a lasting impact on Austria’s business location. With the seal of the Austrian Leading Companies, or ALC for short, the diverse achievements of these Austrian companies are officially recognized.

As a non-partisan business organization, SENAT DER WIRTSCHAFT is a driving force for shaping an ecosocial and sustainable economy and society. We offer concrete and practice-oriented know-how for entrepreneurs and political decision-makers.

Economic Forum for Executives – cooperation of people from all areas of the economy, across party lines for the benefit of executives and the business location.

98 innovative companies, institutions and universities with over 4,000 employees in the companies use the Cluster Mechatronik Tirol for this purpose.

The Cluster Mechatronik & Automation e.V. is a platform and forum for the definition and implementation of measures that serve the progress of mechatronics and related fields. Through active communication between science and industry, the quality and safety of developments are to be ensured and a contribution to the promotion of the economy is to be made.