The RTI Strategy 2027 of the State of Lower Austria defines the RTI partnerships as a funding instrument for the establishment of networks and thematic groups that are to advance research and innovation on issues and challenges within the RTI fields of action.
Within the framework of the RTI partnership, institutions from different scientific disciplines are to network with non-scientific institutions (i.e. interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary). The combination of scientific and practical knowledge should contribute to the solution of societal challenges.
An RTI partnership is formed around a specific topic and brings in a wide range of competencies to enable new perspectives and open discourse. The RTI partnership should continue to develop and grow for ensuring sustainability and needs-orientation.