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The Innovationshauptplatz has been open since July 2, 2019. On the one hand, the Innovation Office of the City of Linz takes its name from its location at Pfarrgasse 3, directly on Linz's main square. On the other hand, it underlines its claim to be the hub for innovation projects in the Upper Austrian capital. Projects that go beyond start-ups, high-tech and the IT industry and can touch all urban areas of life, from education, the environment and social issues to culture.

Your contact persons at Innovationshauptplatz: Kathrin Obernhumer (Head of Department, seated), Silvia Hackl, Ana Zuljevic, Lena Maria Bichler (Community Development and Project Management, from left to right)

IHP Linz Team 2022 Voggeneder

Objectives of the Innovationshauptplatz:

  • Advice, mediation and accompaniment of creative people and groups, as well as their connection with supporting networks and the city of Linz
  • Promotion of innovative ideas and projects through cooperation, infrastructure, assistance, public relations
  • Development and implementation of own proposals, projects and events to establish the idea of ​​innovation in the people of Linz - preferably in public urban areas
  • Contributions to the implementation and further development of the 1st Linz Innovation Program, which was approved by the municipal council in May 2018
  • Preparation of the participation of the City of Linz in the EU Urban Competition "Innovative Capital"


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LINZ 2021


Based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN), the Innovation Indicators Report Zahlstadt Linz 2021 shows the political objectives for ensuring sustainable development at the economic, social and ecological levels.

The chapters Living and Sustainability, People and Skills, Economy and Innovation and Innovation Capital show the diversity of Linz's population, institutions, commitments and events.




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The Innovationshauptplatz Linz is part of the Department of Innovation, Economy and EU in the Office of the City Government, Municipality of Linz. Your contact persons in the Department of Innovation, Economy and EU (from left to right): Kathrin Obernhumer (Head of Department), Lena Maria Bichler (Project Management), Vanessa Böttcher-Hofmann, Christoph Andlinger (Economic Development), Ana Zuljevic, Silvia Hackl (Community Development), Franz Dörfler (Innovation Management). Not on the picture:  Alexandra Graffonara (Project Management), Monika Vielhaber (Trainee), Christian Genstorfer (Economy Grants)

IWE Linz Team 2022 Voggeneder