The Competence Centre ACIB is funded in the framework of the COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by BMVIT, BMWF, and the provinces of Vienna, Styria and Tyrol. The COMET programme is conducted by FFG.
COMET Competence Centrers for Excellent Technologies
The strategic objectives of COMET are: developing new expertise by initiating and supporting long-term research co-operations between science and industry in toplevel research, and establishing and securing the technological leadership of companies. By advancing and bundling existing strengths and by integrating international research expertise Austria is to be strengthened as a research location for the long term.
FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency is reponsible for the promotion of research, development and innovation in industry and economy. The FFG promotes ACIB via its COMET programme (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies).
BMWFW Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth
The Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) creates the best possible framework for enterprises and represents at international levels the interests of Austria as a business location. One of the main objectives is to accelerate structural change by actively supporting research, technology and innovation.
BMVIT Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technologye
The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology is responsible for transport, telecommunication, national research programmes, economic-scientific research and matters of industrial property protection.
SFG Styrian Business Promotion Agency
The Styrian Business Promotion Agency is the promoting organisation of the Styrian government and partner of the FFG within the COMET programme and promotes ACIB as a public funding institution.
The Vienna Business Agency is partner of the FFG within the COMET programme. Thus, the Vienna Business Agency promotes acib as a public funding institution.
The Standortagentur Tirol is the Tyrolean partner funding agency of the FFG within the COMET programme and promotes ACIB as a public funding institution.
Within the Styrian Government the department for Economic Affairs and Innovation of the Styrian Government is in charge of the COMET programme.
The provincial government of Lower Austria with its department of science & research supports acib within the COMET-programme to promote biotechnology at the acib-locations in Lower Austria.