aws Preseed - Deep Tech

By means of aws Preseed - Deep Tech, we finance and accompany deep-tech companies in the pre-foundation phase. Goal: technical and commercial preparation, implementation and validation of the “Proof of Concept”.

aws Preseed - Deep Tech - in brief

What is funded?

Proof of Concept

 

Sector

Deep-Tech Start-ups – e.g. Ddigitalisation, ICT, Physical Sciences, GreenTech, Quantum Technology, Life Sciences  (Pharma/Biotech, Medtech incl. Digital Health)

Target group

Deep Tech Start-ups

 

Type of funding

Grant, coaching, intellectual property rights consulting

 

Volumen (copy 1)

up to EUR 200,000

The maximum amount of funding can only be applied for if at least one woman is a future shareholder with more than 25% shares in the business and works in a management position. Otherwise the funding cap is EUR 170,000.

Project duration

1 - 2 Jahre

 

Submission deadline

at any time

 

Approval period

several decision dates a year

 

Success rate

25 %

 

aws Preseed - Deep Tech in brief

Type of financing and consultation

  • Grant
  • Sector-specific consulting, intellectual property rights consulting and coaching
  • Tapping into further sources of financing

Financing amount

  • up to EUR 200,000
  • The maximum amount of funding can only be applied for if at least one woman is a future shareholder with more than 25% shares in the business and works in a management position. Otherwise the funding cap is EUR 170,000.

Eligible costs

  • Personnel costs
  • Direct project-related costs for scientific implementation, review and preparation of the “Proof of Concept”
  • Costs of studies and drafts
  • Costs of product development and market launch
  • Costs of materials
  • in case of investments pro-rata AfA [depreciation for wear and tear] is eligible within the project duration

Project duration

up to 2 years

Disbursement

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

Repayment

Non-repayable

Costs

none

Additional funding

aws Seedfinancing – Deep Tech

aws Connect

European Innovation Council / Horizon Europe

 

  • Products or further developments, which conform to the current state of technology or merely have the goal of gradual improvement (i.e. incremental innovations)
  • Investments beyond the funding period 
  • Vehicles
  • Costs that do not constitute an essential precondition for successful project completion and achievement of goals
  • Invoice documents under EUR 150, excluding VAT
  1. You apply for funding via the aws funding manager.
  2. We analyse the application based on content and formal criteria.
  3. We will invite you for a discussion if required.
  4. We decide whether you can pitch your project to the external assessment panel.
  5. We jointly coordinate all necessary documents with you.
  6. Projects from the life science sector are reviewed in the assessment panel by the Ethics Council.
  7. You present your project to the external assessment panel (pitch).

 

Approval period

Depending on the deadlines of approval panels, which are held several times a year.

Detailed process (diagram) | detailed process (text)

Your contact

Ing. Mag. Karl Schiller
Ing. Mag. Karl Schiller
Deep Technologies
Dipl.Ing. Paul Ullmann
Dipl.-Ing. Paul Ullmann
Deep Technologies
Eva Maria Schlintl, MSc
Eva Maria Schlintl, MSc
Deep Technologies
Dipl. Ing. Ines Halbwidl, BSc
Deep Technologies

Ansprechpartner/-in für:

IKT & Engeneering Sciences: Dipl.-Ing. Paul Ullmann

Life Science: Eva Maria Schlintl, MSc

GREEN Seedfinancing: Ines Halbwild, BSc; Ing. Karl Schiller