Ars Electronica Linz
The question about future in the intersection of art, technology and society has been one of the main orientations of Ars Electronica Linz since its inception in 1979. With the Ars Electronica Festival â€“ an open encounter of international experts from the arts and sciences, the Prix Ars Electronica â€“ the worldâ€™s premier cyberarts competition, the Ars Electronica Futurelab â€“ Think Tank and laboratory for art and technology, and the Ars Electronica Center â€“ Museum of the Future it has a strong impact on cultural and social developments of the city of Linz as well as it influences the international digital art and media culture.
voestalpine is a globally active group with a number of specialized and flexible companies that produce, process and further develop high-quality steel products. As a reliable partner to industry, voestalpine regards its customers’ needs as its own.
Driven by our wide-ranging expertise and our conviction that there is always a better solution, we set ourselves the daily challenge of making the seemingly impossible happen.
We’re the partner of choice worldwide for demanding product solutions involving steel and that allow our customers to stay that decisive step ahead. We are mobile, specialized and drive developments forward.
The voestalpine Group generated revenues in excess of EUR 10 billion in the business year 2007/08 and employs around 42,000 staff throughout the world with over half of this number outside Austria. The Group is represented by 360 production and sales companies in more than 60 countries. With its highest quality flat steel products, voestalpine is one of Europe’s leading partners to the automotive, white goods and energy industries. Furthermore, voestalpine is the world market leader in turnout technology, tool steel an special sections, as well as number one in Europe in the production of rails.
Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture
No other Austrian city has changed as dramatically as Linz has in recent years. Once a nice, quiet commercial town on the banks of the Danube, then the place that Adolf Hitler adopted as his hometown, and later a capital of heavy industry with all the side-effects and risks that entails, Linz today is a modern urban centre with a flourishing economy and exceptional quality of life. A city where interesting things are happening, where change is in the air and the future is taking shape right now. The mission of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture is to be a part of this process: an initiative implementing sustainable urban development and a driving force for progress in promising directions.