TECHbase with its 13,000 m² provides infrastructure for research and development activities. For the most part it is rented to the Forschungszentrum AIT as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The building also has an event area that can be hired.
In Siemens Straße in the immediate vicinity are the world’s largest test facilities for vehicles, the “Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel”, Siemens City and the Vienna Business Agency’s passive office building ENERGYbase. TECHbase offers numerous opportunities for synergies with this combination of research institutes, SMEs and international groups.
At the centre of a very traditional Viennese industrial area are technological priorities in the fields of transport, logistics and renewable energy. Modern training centres, research and development institutions, international high-tech companies and small innovative start-ups find a common roof and are able to benefit from each other.
TECHbase was established as a nationwide public-private partnership. Project partners are the Vienna Business Agency, ecoplus, the Lower Austrian Business Agency and as the main shareholder, the Raiffeisen Holding Lower Austria-Vienna.
This successful interplay between private and public sectors throughout Austria serves as a model for collaborative implementation of future projects. A unique feature is also the cooperation of three states in establishing technology property.