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Swarm Intelligence Wanted: Open Innovation Salzburg


Crowd know-how for the Salzburg economy: The new competence platform “Open Innovation Salzburg” brings together what belongs together: the Salzburg citizens, the economy and the research in the country. With creativity and new ideas sustainable solutions for a future-oriented, innovative and attractive Salzburg succeed.

Companies are often under great pressure for innovation and have the need to bring products and services to market quickly. It is not easy, especially for small and micro enterprises through the intensive daily business, to develop innovations. The new competence platform enables companies to develop efficiently and systematically. When innovation is open, companies not only work on new ideas within their own company, but also involve customers, users, suppliers, neighbours or other interested persons in the innovation process right from the start. With the know-how from research and the population, ideas and solutions can be developed that nobody would have thought of before. Because the crowd has ideas on how to tackle current questions and challenges. On the new competence platform, you have the opportunity to be actively involved and make your ideas and solutions visible. Do you have ideas? Then join the community and talk to us. Taking part is better than watching! And sparkling ideas will be rewarded!

First Campaign On Worth Living Salzburg

The first of a total of six campaigns will start on 1 October: Tourism belongs to Salzburg like the “Mozartkugeln” (Mozart chocolate balls). That’s why the first idea competition deals with exactly this topic. At peak times – like last summer – there are often peak times and associated spatial tensions. We are looking for creative and fresh ideas to make the interaction of the population and tourism in the future as possible. Under the umbrella term “(er)lebenswertes Salzburg” (worth living/experiencing Salzburg) tourism for Salzburg is to be rethought and constructive solutions to be found – for locals and for guests. This requires a variety of ideas and new impulses for a worth living Salzburg. We invite you to find new, thought-out, simple, surprising and concrete solutions to the question: How can Salzburg Maintain its high quality of life and at the same time remain an attractive destination?

All campaigns deal with Salzburg issues, all ideas are welcome and of course, all persons can join, even those who do not live in Salzburg.

How Can You Get Involved?

As a source of inspiration, the competence platform is all about your ideas. Because: co-designing is better than quiet watching! So if you have a fresh wind and new approaches to solving Salzburg’s problems, you can register once and for free at and become part of the crowd. The best ideas are awarded by a jury with great prizes. The main prizes of the Tourism Idea Competition are festival tickets, tickets for Advent singing or a special tour through the Hohensalzburg Fortress for you and ten friends.

Open Innovation Salzburg

The Open Innovation Salzburg Platform is a joint initiative of ITG – Innovation Service Salzburg, Salzburg Research, University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Private University Schloß Seeburg, University of Salzburg and Province of Salzburg. Salzburg Research, an expert in digital open innovation methods, contributes to increasing the innovation performance and capability of companies and educational institutions. In the project, we support the development of the regional crowd, accompany and evaluate the implementation, impact and quality of the open ideas competition. In addition, together with the consortium, success factors are identified and worked out, as the solutions selected in the ideas competition are then put into practice.


Contact person

Diana Wieden-Bischof
T: +43/662/2288-307,
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Jakob Haringer Straße 5/3, A-5020 Salzburg