The University of Vienna is a huge reservoir of knowledge, creativity, and technology that can bring positive impact to society. We provide our talents the opportunity to make this happen.

We want you!

Do you want to build on your knowledge and make a difference in the world? Start and develop your own company or social enterprise? Build on your future?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, here we are to help get you started and support you. You can develop your entrepreneurial competencies and start a company through our services including innovation labs, support for spin-offs, start-ups consultations, and entrepreneurial master classes.


Are you the inventor of a novel technology ? Do you want to make it fly? We will support you in turning your invention into the most suitable venture and make a difference. We will give you guidance throughout different steps of the spin-out creation with the goal of developing your entrepreneurial idea into a successful business. We cooperate with our partner INiTS to support the further development of our spin-outs.

For more details about our spin-off policy, please check it in the intranet (internal page - login required).

Innovation labs

The Innovation LABS provide students, doctoral candidates, and early stage researchers with the opportunity to acquire entrepreneurial and technology competences.

You will go through a guided accelerated venture creation process, to eventually build and lead purposeful, sustainable ventures that benefit society.

Master Classes

We hold workshops for graduate candidates and early stage researchers to train them with basic of entrepreneurship and innovation. Our programme helps you nurture the entrepreneurial skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. In a few days, you will cover different aspects of venture creation, from seeding the idea, to developing the business model, and pitching it.

Start-up Consultation

You have an entrepreneurial idea and are looking for tips or information regarding your next steps? We assists students, employees, scientists and alumni of the university with ideas about innovative companies. The start-up consultancy service includes initial advice, the development of a business model, training courses , and networking options. If needed, together with the technology transfer managers we also offer advice in relation to the use of patents and licenses.

Support for funding

We provide support to our researchers to successfully apply to various funding programmes fostering innovation. Current open calls:

aws prototype funding

ERC Proof of Concept

»Support measures & Internal deadlines



Promotional video of the digital ilab 2023 [WATCH]

Podcast "Let's Talk About .. the Digital Innovation Lab" [LISTEN]

Blog post "Giving wings to students" [READ]

Other Resources

Current offer of University curricula related to entrepreneurship:
International entrepreneurship
Knowledge creation
Business in Biotech I 
Business in Biotech II 
Innovation & Leadership in Preclinical Drug Development

Start-up clinic for founders to get legal insights about the business they plan to run.

u:start programme of the Alumni association in support of entrepreneurial initiatives.

Mein Business - Success stories from Uni Vienna (in German).

 Our spin-offs and start-ups