International Technology Transfer

Cooperation in commercial technology transfer between the BMF and a partner ministry in the respective target country takes place using institutional instruments such as bilateral agreements for cooperation (cooperation agreements).

Essential components for bilateral cooperation agreements are the development and coordination of specific project lists, the establishment of mixed bilateral working groups that meet regularly and the appointment of permanent project coordinators, as well as strategic partnerships and raw material partnerships besides regional cooperation. It would also be worth considering the establishment of a training component through education and training transfer measures as a sustainable export-supporting action.

Extension of the previous technology transfer agendas to BMF-specific ones: Mining and quarrying, mineral resources and resource security, industry and heavy industry; Basic industries (oil, gas, cement, plastics, commodity transportation and transportation security, telecom site development, 5G security and cybersecurity, hydrogen, methane production (conversion, storage, transportation))..

BMF's mission in the field of technology transfer requires: Policy for efficient and effective work; "Door opener role" of politics; Permanent coordination between politics, department and company; Knowledge of the decision-making processes and allocation mechanisms in the target countries; Comprehensive exchange of information with Austrian diplomatic missions; Presentation of the possibilities of political and institutional support; Integration of know-how = added value and unique selling points.


Department forSecurity Research and Technology Transfer
Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna

Dr. Ralph Hammer
Telephone: +43 (1) 51433 506130

Mag. Marcus Ullmann
Telephone: +43 (1) 51433 506302

Dr. Michael A. Mathiaschitz, BA
Telephone: +43 (1) 51433 506329