University Start-Ups

The University of Vienna actively encourages its scientific researchers to consider opportunities for commercialising technologies developed at the University.

One such way is to start your own company to actively promote and commercialise your research.

Some examples of successful companies originating from university research can be found here.


Forming a Start-Up

The University of Vienna will provide support and advice for university employees who wish to start a business enterprise by way of a start-up. The first step is a face-to-face meeting with the TTO.

The University of Vienna is a partner in a consulting company called INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH.

  • INiTS offers organisational, infrastructural and financial support to people who want to start a business enterprise and will accompany and advise them during the first 18 months of their start-up phase. During this time, INiTS will also facilitate access to follow-up financing, such as, for instance, the “Seed Financing“ offered by the aws (Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH).
  • The Technology Transfer Office will be happy to establish contact with INiTS for you.

Funding and Support for Innovators

In addition to the help available from the Technology Transfer Office, there are additional funding and assistance schemes available, be it for further prototype development, or setting up a spin-off company. These are available as: