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AT21 - Kärnten

Regional website

Total population: (2019) 560,939

Population per km²:  60

Proportion population older 65 year %:  21,71%

Innovation Performance group (2021):  Strong +

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

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)


  • Danube MacroRegion

  • Alpine MacroRegion

  • Central Europe

  • 1M+Genome initiative - country level member

  • European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)

Image attribution - By TUBS - Austria location map.svg by Lencer, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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