KNOWING - Transition to smart living environments: a potential analysis for Styria from a social and economic perspective

New technologies and services for mobility, buildings, energy production, and manufacturing processes open up new courses of action for Styria and its economy.


Styrian State



  • Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, Graz (project leader)
  • Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz
  • Institut Policies of Joanneum Research, Graz
  • University of Applied Sciences, Graz.

For societal usage and integration of these options not only technological but also social innovations are necessary. Therefore, WISSEN analyzed the developments of and potentials for smart living environments in Styria with focus on the inclusion of citizens as active co-creators of this societal change. The project worked out conclusions for societal, political and economic implementations and identified promising areas for further analysis.