Business Upper Austria operates a key initiative to support innovations in providing professional services. This is designed to strengthen the competitiveness of Upper Austrian companies within Austria and abroad. Manufacturing companies increasingly face the challenge of being able to offer overall solutions consisting of products and professional services. This key initiative combines activities to form innovative services and business models. It offers companies and organisations a shared point of contact for experts to exchange experiences, build on competences, work together on joint projects and receive support from funding programmes.