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

Welcome to Entrepreneurship @ univie!


Do you have an idea that can make a difference in the world? Are you ready to transform your innovative idea into a thriving venture? Do you want to commercialize an invention? The Entrepreneurship Team will support you every step of the way. From expert guidance to resources and tools, we are here to help you make a meaningful impact.

Join our Slack community or connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on our activities!


innovation labs

The ilabs are educational programmes where participants learn the main tools and principles of entrepreneurship through a structured process. Students, doctoral candidates, and early stage researchers go through a guided accelerated venture creation process, to eventually build and lead purposeful, sustainable ventures that benefit society. 



We offer a pre-seed programme for our start-ups and spin-offs that are beyond the idea stage and ready to grow. u:seed provides a combination of funding, mentorship, training and resources to bridge the gap between early development and market entry. Contact us for more information!



In our masterclasses, we train graduate candidates and early stage researchers in the basics of entrepreneurship and innovation. In a few days, you will cover different aspects of venture creation, from seeding the idea, to developing the business model, and pitching it. Sign up for the next masterclass here!



Are you the inventor of a novel technology and are wondering what you can do with it? We will guide you throughout different steps of the spin-out creation, from market research to navigating the funding landscape. 

Together with the technology transfer office we offer advice in relation to the use of patents and licenses and support the further development of our spin-offs



Do you have an entrepreneurial idea and are looking for tips or information regarding your next steps? Our team offers personalized guidance to help bring your ideas to life, including initial advice, the development of a business model, training courses, networking opportunities and helping you identify and apply for the right funding schemes.

As a business owner, I believe that launching a startup is an exciting and educational experience that should not be missed.

Lena Grabner (co-founder of Lipid Legends), read more about her journey here.


network & events 

Connect with other innovators at our events and co-working space. At Joint Forces we bring together students from WU, BOKU, TU and the University of Vienna regularly. Join our Slack Community to meet like-minded people, share resources and stay up-to-date on our latest activities and opportunities. 


fempreneurs @ univie

We are starting a female founders network to coordinate events, share resources, and support each other’s entrepreneurial journeys. Do you want to join us? Write an e-mail to Clara!

Funding Opportunities

Our Partners & Networks