Softwarepark Hagenberg was founded by Univ. Prof. Dr. Bruno Buchberger in 1989 as a spin-off of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and was developed under his management.

The provincial government of Upper Austria – at the time under the leadership of Dr. Josef Ratzenböck – financed the renovation of Hagenberg Castle. State governor Ratzenböck subsequently asked mathematics professor Univ.Prof. Dr. Bruno Buchberger to develop a concept which would stimulate the economically weak, rural region in the middle of the Mühlviertel. Buchberger’s answer was Softwarepark Hagenberg, which he founded as a spin-off of the JKU Linz. Buchberger subsequently moved his research institute RISC (Research Institute for Symbolic Computation) from the JKU Linz to the newly renovated Hagenberg Castle.

Even at that time, the basic idea of Softwarepark Hagenberg – the networking of research institutes, educational institutions and economic enterprises – was one of Buchberger’s main focuses.

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