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Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) is the Austrian Federal promotional bank. Our mission is to support young innovative Start-ups, founders, as well as growth and internationalisation projects of Austrian companies with low-interest loans, guarantees for bank loans, grants and equity. We also support investments in Austria carried out by international corporates.


aws enhances several thousand entrepreneurial projects every year. The aws project financing volume amounts to 1.2 billion EUR. aws services trigger investments, mobilize innovative entrepreneurial projects, and secure and create a large number of jobs.

aws offers guarantees for bank loans

The programmes of aws include financial instruments for setting up a business in Austria but also e.g. to accelerate company growth and to strengthen international competitive position (internationalisation). We offer:

  • Guarantees für Start-ups and Young Entrepreneurs
  • Guarantees für SMEs
  • Guarantess for Corporates and Internationalisation
  • Guarantees für Equity

The aws offer includes erp soft loans to finance long term investments.
aws integrates EU funding into its products, e.g. for mobilizing research, development and innovation.

For further details please contact:
Matthias Bischof – Head of international Business m.bischof@aws.at
Melanie Vöhringer – aws Advisory Services for aws promotional programmes  m.voehringer@aws.at
Please call our service line 0043 501 75 100