Austrian Phoenix Founders Award

The Austrian Phoenix Founders Award honours start-ups, spin-offs and prototype developments and shows how the successful knowledge transfer from research institutions strengthen economics of innovation in Austria.

Austrian start-ups whose innovative products, processes or services address current social challenges are eligible to participate

Submissions are accepted from exploitation spin-offs which come from institutions of higher learning and defined public research organisations or defined cooperation programmes.

In this category, the honour will go to an Austrian public university, an extra-mural research organisation or a company that has participated in a prototype public funding scheme sponsored by aws or FFG.

Female Entrepreneurs
In order to underline the potential of women in the areas of research and entrepreneurship, one project will be chosen from all those submitted, in which women researchers, founders and entrepreneurs have played a significant role.

Start-ups and Spin-offs:

  • Founded after the 1st of January 2017
  • Registered in Austria

as well as Austria Universities and research institutions in the prototype category.

Please find the detailed terms of participation in the download area (Link available in German Version)

Your contact

Mag. Arina Tkacheva
Mag. Arina Tkacheva
IP Management