Eco World Styria wins RegioStars Award 2012
1. August 2012
Cleantech cluster Eco World Styria, based in Austria, has won the RegioStars Award 2012 for its work on “intelligent growth”. The winner was selected from 272 European regions, which were allowed to submit one EU-funded project each.The award recognised the cluster’s success: since it was set up in 2005, it has grown to more than […]
The winner was selected from 272 European regions, which were allowed to submit one EU-funded project each.
The award recognised the cluster’s success: since it was set up in 2005, it has grown to more than 180 companies working in the cleantech sector. By 2020, it aims to increase the number of employees in the cluster from the current 16,000 to 20,000.
In terms of turnover, cluster members have grown on average about 16% compared to the growth of world markets of about 10% per year.
“The RegioStars Award 2012 is a further confirmation that Styria is internationally among the top regions for the further development of the trendsetting green technologies,” said the Styrian provincial minister of economy, Christian Buchmann.
“Domestic companies are among the market leaders on an international scale, and Eco World Styria was chosen as the best cleantech cluster of the world. Therefore, in the future, too, we will attach importance to energy and environmental engineering as the essential area of strength of the Styrian economy.”
It´s the first time that an Austrian project has won the award.
CleanTech Europe, 27.06.2012
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