To assert its leadership in the field of technology and infrastructure the A1 Telekom Austria Group focuses on many areas of research and development (R&D). The topic of innovation has been implemented as a strategic cornerstone.
In Austria, A1 promotes innovation by new companies with its ‘Start Up Campus’ initiative, which provides expertise and infrastructure to help make innovations a reality.
Research partnerships with notable scientific and industrial partners and joint projects with national and international institutions are supporting the A1 Telekom Austria Group in the launch of technologies of the future for market- and customer-oriented communications solutions. The A1 Telekom Austria Group is also a partner of the Industry 4.0 platform and is addressing the interoperability of IoT platforms within the Europe-wide H2020 project symbIoTe.
Providing impetus for innovation in its markets and making those innovations available to a wider audience is one of the A1 Telekom Austria Group's general objectives. In order to implement its plans, the Group promotes and supports entrepreneurs and Start-Ups on its markets.
The “A1 Start Up Campus” offers selected company founders free office space fitted with state-of-the-art technology, as well as data center services and cloud space. The young entrepreneurs can also call on the advice of A1 specialists in all relevant business disciplines, including marketing, sales, and controlling.