Company key figures 2020

Foundation: 1 June 2002 as a limited liability company. Is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria, represented by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism.

Foundation: 1 June 2002 as a limited liability company. Is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria, represented by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism.

Locations

6 locations in Austria
Headquarters: Spargelfeldstraße 191 | 1220 Vienna

Personnel

1,462 total employees (share of women 61 %) Experts represented in over 1,000 national and international committees

Management

11 members of the Supervisory Board
2 Managing Director
17 persons at management level 1
41 persons at management level 2

Key financial figures

Sales revenue: EUR 76.6 million
Base federal grant: EUR 71.7 million

AGES researches

90 national reference laboratories/centres & official monitoring laboratories
3 high safety laboratories (2 L3 laboratories, 1 L3+ laboratory)
1 EU reference laboratory
78 research projects in progress, 40 completed

Knowledge transfer
3 EU knowledge transfer projects (EU-FORA: European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme, BTSF-Risk-Analysis: Risk Assessment in the Food Chain, EU Support to acquis alignment and capacity building of veterinary sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina")
2 EU knowledge transfer projects (EU-FORA: European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme, BTSF-Risk-Analysis: Risk Assessment in the Food Chain)
68 external events/trainings/continuing education with 3.001 participants
70 internal events/training/education
15 guided tours and delegation visits with 319 visitors
10 knowledge transfer projects in progress
1 knowledge transfer project completed

Scientific information and communication work
114 scientific publications (peer-reviewed), R&D reports, scientific papers and book contributions
162 contributions to journals, conference proceedings and posters
294 presentations

AGES analyses

817,646 samples
1,862,714 tests
1,092 accredited methods
60 National Reference Laboratories
19 National Reference Centres
13 State Laboratories with special tasks
1 Official Drug Control Laboratory1 Reference Laboratory of the European Union

AGES evaluates

40,711 expert opinions
73 Risk assessments or scientific opinions for food, drinking water, cosmetics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), tobacco and medical devices

AGES communicates

59 product recalls/product warnings or safety information
43 press releases
5 newsletters
9,158,078 visits to the AGES website
20,080 media mentions
87 videos in own production
255 Facebook postings
415 tweets

AGES and COVID-19 Pandemic

AGES activities in the COVID19 pandemic in the areas of communication, analytics, monitoring, research and evaluation from January 2020 to March 2021.
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