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The work of OSTA focuses on the following core services:     

  • Expand and maintain the Research and Innovation Network Austria (RINA) - an interdisciplinary network of Austrian researchers, R&D managers, and S&T policy experts in North America.    
  • Consult and inform on Austrian and North American policy in science, research, and technology.    
  • Support and advise on the initiation of new R&D cooperation between Austrian and North American institutions.    
  • Inform via Bridges, our free online magazine on current topics of research and technology policy in Austria, Europe, and North America.
  • Increase the visibility of innovations made in Austria.
  • Support and connect Austrian institutions with their North American peers.
  • Offer visitor programs and study tours.
  • Conduct policy analysis with knowledge of current trends in Austria and North America.