Kärnten (AT21)

Kärnten (Carinthia) is the southernmost Austrian state with a population of 557,773. The regions’ S3 priorities include a focus on control technology and module switching technology, information and communication technologies, sustainability technologies and materials and production technologies at the interfaces of IT. The region is involved in a number of initiatives including Pflegenahversorgung, HealtNet and Consenso.


Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes - Interreg, Erasmus


Total population (2019) 560,939

Population per km²  60

Proportion population older 65 year % 21,71%

Innovation Performance group (2019) Strong +



Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? > 50 % of population live & > 50 % of surface in mountains

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? yes

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? yes

Regions4PM region? no

ERAPerMed? no 

Central Europe? yes

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? countrylevel member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  yes

Vanguard Initiative?  no

S3ClusSport member? no

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Major initiatives


  1. Pflegenahversorgung

  2. HealthNet Interreg V-A Italia – Austria project Building integrated health care through the use of ICT solutions in home care 

  3. CoNSENSo Interreg Alpine Space project

  4. Cross-sectoral Alliances for Smart Healthcare Solutions

  5. Cross border education for health professionals


Self evaluation

General perception of the implementation level of PM in the region - Medium

Rate of the need for developing and implementing PM in the region - High

Rate of the need for increasing support/funding for PM activities in the  region - High

Rate of the need for increasing the capacity of PM skills in the region - High

Rate of the genomics literacy of the citizens in the region - Medium

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM - High

Image attribution

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium