The Business Intelligence & Innovation Hub is an innovation and support organization of the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. The Hub is elaborated within the Interreg Central Europe Project “4Steps – Towards the application of Industry 4.0 in SMEs (CE1492). It is a tool to support the region of the Federal State of Vorarlberg in the further development of the Smart Specialization Strategy “Intelligent Production”. In the center of the Business Intelligence & Innovation Hub are to boost research, technology and innovation for a sustainable, competitive and profitable regional development (within society, business and industry).
The Business Intelligence & Innovation Hub is a supportive, cross-organizational and non-profit organization for regional stakeholders (and beyond: the neighboring regions of the Federal State of Vorarlberg). In doing so, the Hub stakeholders (transregionally) cooperate and collaborate to expanse existing R&D focuses and to establish new R&D areas and priorities that are emergent to the stakeholders within the region. Core services assigned to the Business Intelligence & Innovation Hub are about Artificial Intelligence, System/Ecosystem Collaboration, Resilience Engineering, Innovation Research & Disruptive Innovation, Methods & Tools and Co-Creation/Networking. The services provided by the Hub stakeholders are in the alignment of the research strategy of the Government of the Federal State of Vorarlberg and are about: