Außenansicht des Gründungszentrums im TC Gebäude


Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) is the promotional bank of the Austrian federal government.

It supports companies in implementing their innovative projects by offering soft loans, grants and guarantees, particularly in cases where the funds required cannot be obtained sufficiently through alternative funding.

Specific information, coaching and services are also offered to prospective, existing and expanding companies.

accent Incubator

accent is the Tough Tech Incubator of the province of Lower Austria. The aim of accent is to create a basis for highly innovative startups in Lower Austria and to provide them with the best possible support.

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

We are Austria's largest Research and Technology Organization (RTO) and play in the top league worldwide in many infrastructure topics. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the international science scene. As part of the partnership with the WU Gründungszentrum, the Austrian Startup Monitor was launched, among other things.

Austrian Startups

AustrianStartups is Austria's largest startup platform and think tank for innovative entrepreneurship. Together with more than 30,000 supporters, the nonprofit
organization is working towards a future in which entrepreneurship in Austria is as normal as skiing and is focusing on a wide range of activities. As part of the partnership with the WU Gründungszentrum, the Austrian Startup Monitor was launched, among other things.

Danube Cup

The Danube Cup is an annual International Pitch Competition for students of universities along the Danube. Two Hungarian top universities, Corvinus University of Budapest and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, founded the competition in 2016. Danube Cup’s mission is to bring start-ups to international success, while bringing together the most motivated university startups along the river Danube. This year’s 6th edition is organized by WU Vienna. 
The partner network of the Danube Cup 2022 comprises 7 universities from 4 countries:

  • Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • University of Passau, Germany

  • Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

  • Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

  • University of Belgrade, Serbia



INiTS is Vienna's high-tech incubator and has established itself as one of the best academic incubators worldwide since its foundation in 2002. With the SCALEup incubation program, the START:IP technology marketplace and START capital of up to € 100,000, INiTS is focused on innovative research and technology-intensive startups.

University Startup World Cup

The best impact based university startups from around the world come together to network, learn, grow and pitch for a chance of becoming the world’s best university startup!


tecnet equity führt Ideen und Forschungsergebnisse zu wirtschaftlichem Erfolg, finanzieren Unternehmensgründungen und übersetzen Forschungsprojekte in Anwendungen.So unterstützen sie die Entwicklung von Business Ideen, Technologien und Innovationen.