Creating global innovation

Biosphere Lab Lungau

The Lungau has great potential and that is exactly what the Biosphere Lab Lungau wants to unlock. It is time to transform into a sustainable model region for innovation. This requires innovative ideas as well as valuable technologies but above all the will of many people to make a change.


Change the Lungau together:

Are you inventive and do you have the courage to engage in new things? Then be a part of the Biosphere Lab and join us in driving forward sustainable projects!

Meet global innovators, open-minded thinkers, pioneers and creatives at the Creators Camp for Global Ideas and get involved – because the Lungau citizens know best what the region needs.



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Topic / 01

Taking chances from the crisis

So far, this has been a year of major downturns, but also successive ups: What learnings can we take from this crisis? How can we overcome the downswings that our economy and society experienced? And how can we leverage this situation and come up with new ideas that may even become new businesses?

Topic / 02

Energy generation

What needs to be done to ensure that the natural environment of the region is sustained for the next century? How can existing resources be managed effectively and sustainably and which new technologies can help us with that?

Topic / 03

Going new ways
in tourism

Even better hygiene, more diligent service and more suitable touristic offers: To what extent have the needs and aspirations of the customers changed recently? How can the local tourism industry react to the increasing need for security and trust of the vacationers? And what chances does this imply for regional tourism?

Topic / 04

Agri tech, crafts, agriculture & forestry

How can we ensure the economic survival of local small businesses? How can we take action to alleviate the heavy physical labor?


Georg Eberharth

"As a regional bank, the Raiffeisenbank Lungau sees its tasks to continuously support the development of this area. We view the Biosphere Lab Lungau project as a great opportunity to turn innovative ideas into successful companies. As a strong economical partner of the economy we are gladly taking on responsibility for the future of the Lungau.”

Georg Eberharth

(Raiffeisenbank Lungau)

Wolfgang Pfeifenberger

"By establishing this creative space, we offer both a springboard to the outside world and at the same time retain the added value in the region itself. As an active business location, the Lungau region thus offers job and career opportunities that are within reach."

Wolfgang Pfeifenberger

(Wirtschaftskammer Lungau)

Manfred Sampl

"It is important for communities in Lungau to structure our living space in a way that makes it desirable for future generations to live and work here. With the Biosphere Lab Lungau we especially want to strengthen our youth’s abilities."

Manfred Sampl

(Regionalverband Lungau)

Andreas Spechtler

"The Lungau has always been a breeding ground for talents that have often not been recognized. Now we want to inspire young and experienced talents to work together to find and develop new ideas that work worldwide. Our aim is to establish startups, which are role models for a sustainable future worldwide through their technological innovations."

Andreas Spechtler

(CEO Silicon Castles)

Dr. Petra Meyer, FH Salzburg © Christian Streili

„This project is unique. In cooperation with the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, the focus is on an innovative future design based on regional needs in order to secure the Lungau as a long-term business location with a unique quality of life. This includes the integration of the regional population, the strengthening of culture and economic power, the maintenance and generation of jobs as well as the further development of the existing UNESCO Biosphere Park with valuable technologies and sustainable services.“

Petra Meyer

(Salzburg University of Applied Sciences)

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