At Pioneers we build a future where organizations are empowered to create sustainable value for society and the planet.

We guide companies through their transformation, empower them to unlock their innovation potential, and co-create and scale innovative products, services, and business models.

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Working on Three Layers of Innovation

Innovation Strategy

We accompany the development of long-term innovation goals and innovation areas.

Innovation Setup

We help to create the right environment and structure for innovations.

Innovation Execution

We implement new ideas and business models and create value for people, planet and the company.

Client Voices

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Nives Bukovac

Senior Expert
Low Carbon Business Projects

" The Pioneers team helped us to set up a global intrapreneurship program and provided deep methodology know-how to guide our teams in the validation of new business models. "

Christian Huter

Innovation Manager

" Partnering with Pioneers to get our corporate venture studio, 120 Ventures, off the ground was a key move. Their practical approach to developing innovation & growth strategies and their supportive role in our venture building process really helped us move forward. It's been a collaborative effort all the way, blending their insights with our goals. "

Juan Rosenzweig

Innovation Manager

" Partnering with Pioneers for our product development from concept to prototype proved to be a strategic choice. Their deep knowledge in developing physical prototypes was evident every step of the way, paving the way form what has the potential to be a new product offering from RHIM after final client tests. "

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Harald Asböck


" It was a pleasure to work with the Pioneers team on the ANDRITZ Ventures Startup Contest. They collaborated effectively with our intrapreneurs and provided valuable know-how around corporate venture building which was crucial for the success of our program. "

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Program Manager

" Pioneers are an ideal partner to support us in creating condensed, yet impactful programmes that will empower startups with the actionable plans and assistance they need to kickstart their further growth. "

Stefan Schlumberger

Business Innovation Manager

" Since the joint setup of our lab, Pioneers has supported the customer-centric development of several innovative ideas. The team's hands-on working style, deep methodology knowledge, and strategic competence bring great value to our projects. "

Franz Zöchbauer

Managing Director

" We are excited about the outcomes from our partnership with Pioneers. The joint project has been instrumental in unlocking future potential through collaboration and innovation with startups. Huge thanks to everyone at Pioneers for making this happen! "

Rey Buckman

Airbus Bizlab

" The wide variety and quality of Pioneers scale-ups provided an accurate overview of global innovative trends: great value for us. "

Tobias Weber

Head of SPAYCE

" The startup-driven mindset and style of working of Pioneers was a perfect match to support the launch of SPAYCE. Their methodological support and flexibility were essential to set the basis for our innovation lab. "

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Florian Steiner

Head of Strategy

" With Pioneers' expertise PHS has successfully established a new innovation community. Their support in strategy development and innovation framework setup has been key to our effective implementation. "

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Markus Tatzer


" Pioneers helped us develop a clear picture of the e-mobility ecosystem, shaped our scaling strategy, and supported us in creating a comprehensive roadmap for implementation. Their extensive know-how and experience proved invaluable throughout the process. We especially appreciated their hands-on and practical approach, which ensured that we could move from strategy to action seamlessly. "

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Latest References

Scaling strategy

Pioneers supported the development of the strategic direction for the corporate venture MOON POWER (Porsche Holding Salzburg) by mapping the e-mobility ecosystem and strategic options.

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Innovation Lab Setup

Pioneers supported building an innovation lab from scratch with two big German banks and co-developed multiple, new payment solutions.

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Pioneers supported the implementation of three rounds of the ANDRITZ Ventures Startup Contest with the goal to develop early-stage internal ideas into new business.

Venture Clienting

Pioneers supports VERBUND in the setup, implementation and moderation of the VERBUND X Accelerator, a multi-corporate startup collaboration program.

Venture Building

Pioneers supports 120Ventures – the corporate venture studio we jointly set up with ÖAMTC in building corporate ventures outside the core business.

Strong Footprint in Many Large Organizations

Our Unique Way of Consulting

Challenging ourselves and the client

In our work, we always prioritize the impact on people and the planet, continually evaluating and adjusting our strategies to ensure meaningful results.

Thinking and acting entrepreneurially

Born in the startup scene, Pioneers has always been home to explorers and innovators. Today, our team consistently seeks new opportunities for us and our clients.

Balancing full-speed and positive vibes

We take on innovation execution at full speed and hands-on. At the same time, we prioritize a positive mindset and fun atmosphere in all our endeavours.

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