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Open Calls for Startups



Apply until April 14th, 2019!

The VISA Everywhere Initiative 2019 is looking for top startups with at least one woman in the founding team in the areas of fintech and social impact. Applying startups benefit from a unique opportunity to get global exposure, establish a partnership with VISA, get support and eventually win the prize money of US$ 100,000 (no equity) + pitch at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Paris!

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Apply until April 4th, 2019!

ENERGIE STEIERMARK Green Power GmbH is looking for an operational management and maintenance software in the sense of a platform solution (digital plant book) one can use to digitalise operational management. Mobile use at the hydro, solar and wind power plants must be possible. Do you have a product that seems to be perfect for this application? Apply and start a collaboration with one of the largest energy companies in Austria.

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Apply until March 24th, 2019!

MAHLE is searching for startup technologies and new opportunities to enhance the automotive cabin comfort and thus improve the well-being of its passengers. MAHLE will test your technology within their vehicle mock-up to do a PoC.

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6 months remote Acceleration Program starting in February

Apply until January 31st, 2019!

BBraun, one of the world's leading providers and manufacturers of healthcare solutions with more than 60,000 employees in 64 countries, is calling for startups to be part of Batch #2 of their 6-months remote acceleration program. The company searches for solutions to be implemented in the departments Marketing & Sales, Communications, HR, Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Operations & Cross-Department within the topic of Chatbots.

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March 20th - 21th 2019, Messe München, Munich!

Apply until February 15th, 2019!

We are looking for the top 10 start-ups with groundbreaking ideas and technologies that are challenging the status quo with printed electronics to showcase at the LOPEC trade fair. Do you want to gain foothold in the printed electronics industry? This is your place to be!

hubraum

Rolling Application

We are looking for the most visionary IoT startups in Europe and Israel with disruptive solutions. Hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom, is willing to empower your idea with connectivity, partnership, technical support and help you deliver your unique value proposition to customers.

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Rolling Application

Since the numbers of IoT connected device is growing exponentially, higher bandwidth and data rates are needed. Hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom, is eager to test LTE-M connectivity. European IoT startups willing to deploy faster and more efficient LTE-M connectivity are invited to apply. The focus of the program is on Smart city, Smart industry and Wearables but not limited to.

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Rolling Application

The program is addressed to pioneers startups who want to develop their products based on future 5G technology and infrastructure provided by hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom. Alongside with early access to 5G connectivity, Startups can benefit from tech and business mentors, prototyping session, partnership, co-development and coworking spaces.

Hackathon Series

Rolling Application

Apply for Industry Focused Hackathons bringing together the brightest minds to generate new solutions for partner companies in the areas of Industry 4.0, Retail, Mobility and Logistics.

VC CultTech Hackathon

Rolling Application

Get considered for future Pioneers Discover Projects. Set up your profile and get introduced to leading corporations part of Discover's network.

Previous Open Calls

Factory1 2K19


Apply until December 12th

Factory 1 is a global accelerator program for startups working on the next ground-breaking technologies and ideas in the mobility sector. This equity-free business development program provides you with the financial resources, expert mentoring and opportunities to collaborate with Kapsch and our partners through a four-months program.

Energy Blockchain Hackathon

December 3rd - 5th 2018, Bern - Switzerland, 2018!

Apply until November 25th, 2018!

Swisspower and the Energy Web Foundation will host Switzerland’s first hackathon focused on blockchain-solutions for the energy sector.

Next Incubator


Apply until November 18th

Energie Steiermark is building the front office of the future and is looking for the startups developing central, integrated customer dialog management systems as a single-point-of-information for customer service agents.

Innovative Enterprise Vienna

Apply until October 20th

Raising awareness on the investment opportunities and innovation potential within the investors, businesses and government representatives on a European level.

Industry.Pioneers Hackathon

Apply until October 22, 2018

Apply for Industry 4.0 Hackathon and solve real challenges together with the leading industrial companies in 48 hours!

Supported by: Miba, KEBA, TGW and Voestalpine.

Greiner Ideation Hackathon

Apply until September 22nd, 2018!

Powered by Greiner Group

The goal of the Greiner Hackathon is to generate the best ideas and business use cases leveraging printed electronic technology in combination with plastic products made by Greiner.

RDI Digital CultTech Lab Russia

Apply until October 10th

CultTech Lab Russia aims bringing together leading cultural institutions from Russia and Europe with some of the best international programmers, designers and startups to solve real-life challenges.

Visa Everywhere Initiative 2018

Apply until August 20th!

Powered by Visa

Enter the first Visa Everywhere Initiative focused on the German-speaking D/A/CH region. There is a monetary prize fund of €50,000 and startups can become part of a development program in which Visa and its partners support the winners in piloting new solutions.

Wien Energie Innovation Challenge 2018

Apply until July 15th!

Powered by Wien Energie

The Innovation Challenge 2018 creates space for new ideas, innovative solutions and development of business models in the energy sector.

Vienna Welcome Package 2018

Apply until June 30th!

Powered by Vienna Business Agency

Vienna Startup Package 2018 is a unique opportunity of joining the city’s community for a 2 months period with extensive support and all costs covered. The Package is awarded to 8 promising startups from outside of Austria.

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Application closed on May 28th

In cooperation with our service partners Pioneers and Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OeKB) "Börsianer Messe 18" (www.boersianer-messe.com) launches a Start-up program. We are looking for the top 12 start-ups within DACH region with radical ideas and technologies that are changing the financial world and leading the fourth industrial revolution to exhibit on September 19-20 at the Börsianer Messe, the leading trade fair and most important meeting point of the financial industry in Austria.

EIT DIGITAL

Apply until June 14th!

EIT Digital invites European deep tech companies in the fields of Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance to enter its contest to win international growth support. Apply for the EIT Digital Challenge and the best ten companies will receive prizes totaling €750,000, including comprehensive international growth support.

goAustria

Apply until June 24th!

Airbus BizLab is a global 6-month acceleration programme where startups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Apply for the program at Hamburg, Toulouse, Madrid or Bangalore and get a chance to receive equity-free cash funding of up to €50.000.

goAustria

Apply until June 4th!

Internationalize your startup and conquer Austria & Europe. Are you an innovative startup looking to internationalize and expand your business in Austria and Europe? Apply for the exclusive goAustria incubation program!

Elevator Lab

Apply until June 24th!

Powered by RBI

We are looking for start-ups, with proven innovative fintech products and technologies. Elevator Lab is a leading Fintech Accelerator built by Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) to jointly develop scalable business cases and enable international growth.

Govtech.Pioneers

Application closed on April 1st!

Europe's very first GovTech event for leading politicians, public CIOs, startups, corporations and VC’s. Meet the innovators behind a $400bn market and learn more about the latest trends in Citizen Collaboration, Blockchain and Security.

bosch

Application closed on May 4th!

At Pioneers’18, Bosch invites the best startups to present their solutions and business models to improve Air Quality in big cities. Everything from the IoT world is of interest to Bosch: whether that’s sensing, components, measurement or app technologies. Innovative and creative approaches to solve the problem of air pollution in big cities are highly welcome.

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At Pioneers'18, Honda invites European deep tech companies in the fields of Mobility, Consumer robotics, Electric Devices and Vehicles to enter its contest to win international growth support. Apply for the Pitching Challenge and the best company will receive tickets to join the Honda tech team in Mountain View - California, including international transfer and accommodation.

BBVA

Application closed on May 3rd!

BBVA looks for the world’s best FinTech startups in the categories of “Best startup for clients”, “Best startup for customers” and “Most innovative startup”. Apply and get a chance to win a trip to the BBVA Open Summit in Madrid and 50,000 Euros.

goAustria

Application closed on April 29th!

Interested in an investment opportunity? Corporate Venture team of Next-Incubator is looking for startups with scalable business models for long-term strategic partnership. Apply for the 2-month program and discuss investment opportunity with Next-Incubator top management.

Industry.Pioneers Hackathon

Application closed on April 20th!

Apply for Industry 4.0 Hackathon and solve real challenges together with the leading industrial companies in 48 hours!

goAustria Program

Application closed on February 25th!

Powered by Global Incubator Network

Internationalize your startup and conquer Austria & Europe. Are you an innovative startup looking to internationalize and expand your business in Austria and Europe? Apply for the exclusive goAustria incubation program!

Vienna Welcome Package 2018

Application closed on January 31st!

Powered by Vienna Business Agency

Vienna Startup Package 2018 is a unique opportunity of joining the city’s community for a 2 months period with extensive support and all costs covered. The Package is awarded to six promising startups from outside of Austria.

Mobility.Pioneers Hackathon

Application closed on January 31st!

Apply for Mobility Hackathon and solve real challenges together with the leading mobility companies in 48hours!

Booking.com

Application closed on January 7th!

Weekend programs for early-stage startups in sustainable tourism from the region of Middle East, focused on exploring experimentation and growth hacking initiatives together with Booking.com experts, including a chance to pitch for grants of up to €25,000.

Booking.com

Application closed on January 7th!

A three-week accelerator programme for growth stage startups from all around the world dedicated to sustainable tourism, culminating in an opportunity to pitch for grants of up to €500,000. Apply for the programe and join the industry front-runner to create an impact on sustainable tourism.

Henkel Innovation Day

Application closed on November 28th!

Take part in the Henkel Innovation Day and innovate the company behind the brands Fa, Glem Vital, Schwarzkopf, Persil and more. If you are a startup in the area of Chatbots, Delivery marketplaces & platforms, Smart retail, Big data analytics, Artifical intelligence, Smart packaging, Augmented reality and Machine learning - apply to get invited to the Innovation Day.

B.Braun Accelerator

Application closed on November 25th!

B.Braun is looking for innovative solutions & products in the area of ambulatory & home care taking into account the total patient pathway. If you are a Health & MedTech Startup with a working prototype in the area of data management and communication, digital health and home care or you develop a disruptive solution in this field, we are looking forward receiving your application!

Wienerberger Co-Innovation

Application closed on October 31st!

Wienerberger CBME is looking for top startups to co-create the future of affordable living. If you are a startup in the area of VR & AR, Robotics, Data Analytics, 3D printing or Sensors - apply to get invited to the Innovation Day.

Industry.Pioneers Hackathon

Application closed on October 22nd!

Apply for Industry 4.0 Hackathon and solve real challenges together with the leading industrial companies in 48hours!

Booking.com

Application closed on October 15th!

Weekend programs for early-stage startups in sustainable tourism, focused on exploring experimentation and growth hacking initiatives together with Booking.com experts, including a chance to pitch for grants of up to €25,000.

Wienerberger Co-Innovation

AApplication closed on October 3rd!

Wienerberger´s Innovation L.A.B is building a new service for the roofers and is looking for startups developing innovative solutions for roof visual assessment, measurement and calculation.

WhatTheData

Applications closed on September 10th!

Powered by Cybus & Pioneers Discover

One of Germany’s biggest Hackathons for IoT and Energy. Engineers, developers, designers, scientists and students meet to create new data-driven use-cases and innovative business models from real industry challenges.

VC CultTech Hackathon

Applications closed on August 21st!

Powered by viennacontemporary

VC CultTech hackathon brings tech solutions to the Viennese cultural institutions. Tech innovators and developers meet for two days to create solutions that will impact the future of arts and culture.

goAustria Program

Applications closed on June 21st!

Powered by Global Incubator Network

Internationalize your startup and conquer Austria & Europe. Are you an innovative startup looking to internationalize and expand your business in Austria and Europe? Apply for the exclusive goAustria incubation program!

Vienna Star-up Package

Applications closed on June 28th!

Powered by Vienna Business Agency

Vienna Start-up Package 2017 - next round! The Package is awarded to six promising start-ups – a unique opportunity of joining the city’s community for a 2 months period with extensive support.

VC CultTech Hackathon

Applications closed on July 16th!

Powered by BBVA

Apply for the world’s biggest Fintech competition “BBVA Open Talent 2017” and get the chance to win up to € 80,000 in prize money and have the opportunity to partner up with one of the leading banks in Europe, US and Latin America.

Next- Incubator

Applications closed on July 31st!

Powered by Energie Steiermark

The Next-Incubator is the open innovation lab of Energie Steiermark, one of the largest service companies in Austria. We are looking for innovative and scalable solutions in the areas of Fitness, Nutrition, Work-life Balance and Mobility.

Elevator Lab

Applications closed on July 31st!

Powered by RBI

Elevator Lab is a fintech accelerator program built by Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) to foster the development of startups – in a structured and effective way.

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