aws Interim Management

With aws Interim Management, we enable to close knowledge gaps in the new company by providing external expertise. Start-ups that develop high-tech products can receive coaching on highly specific, technological or economic issues. Requirement: The company was supported with grants from "aws Preseed" or "aws Seedfinancing".


Deep-tech start-ups – e.g. ICT, AI, digital health, life sciences, physical sciences and material sciences

Company size

Small businesses with

  • < 50 employees
  • Annual sales or balance sheet totalG of < 10 million euros

Development phase

Foundation phase: 1 year prior to, 5 years after foundation


  • The application is submitted before project start.
  • The company was financed with grants from aws Preseed or aws Seedfinancing.
  • The business model is based on exceptional technical and scientific challenges (technology leap).
  • The company has great growth potential, with several million euros in sales and financing rounds of at least €5 million being realistic in the next few years.
  • The team is innovative and committed, start-up driven and willing to take risks.
  • Small businesses and micro enterprisesG hold a maximum shareof 24.9% and purely financial investors a maximum share of 49.9%.
  • The requirements of the regulation, the guideline specifications and the  GBER have been fulfilled.
  •  The de minimis limit has not been exceeded.

Type of financing

  • GrantG
  • Industry-specific consulting and coaching
  • Tapping into further sources of financing
  • Network connections

Funding amount

Up to 50,000 euros, 50% of eligible project costs max


  • Disbursement: 1–2 years

Eligible costs

  • Consulting fees and travel expenses of the interim manager


You will receive the grant in 2-3 tranches upon reaching predefined milestones.



Additional funding

aws Industry Startup Net

aws i2 Business Angels

Costs other than external consulting fees and travel expenses.


  1. You apply for funding via the aws funding manager.
  2. We will then analyse the application as to content and formal criteria.
  3. We will let you know our decision in any case.

Duration of the approval process

Depends on the dates of the assessment panel meetings, which take place several times a year, on average 2-3 months.

Your contact

Dipl.-Ing. Elvira Kainersdorfer Elvira Kainersdorfer
Dipl.Ing. Paul Ullmann
Dipl.-Ing. Paul Ullmann