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.
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.
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.