The Austrian Report on Research and Technology summarises state and development of research and technology in Austria and presents government activities to promote scientific research and innovation in Austria. As a part of the 2013 edition of this report, ZEW contributes three chapters: First, the position of Austria in key enabling technologies is analysed. A second chapter describes major developments in firms’ innovation activities and discusses the peculiar role of small and medium-sized enterprises for innovation in den business enterprise sector. A third contribution deals with fast growing innovative enterprises and highlights their role in the Austrian innovation system.