goAustria 2 weeks – Spring 2019 (7th Call)

Call open from 15.01.2019 08:00 bis 17.02.2019 12:00
Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG
The "goAustria 2weeks" program is part of the Global Incubator Network (GIN). It supports up to 10 international start-ups from the GIN target countries (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea) who want to start up business in Austria and Europe with their innovations by providing several marketing and demand-oriented services for a period of two weeks.

Why participate?

The "goAustria 2weeks" program enables participants to gain valuable insights, experiences and contacts in the "Start-Up Hotspot Austria"-Network. goAustria Spring 2019 is an exclusive, intensive 2-week program in Austria for 10 later stage start-ups.
Beside many exclusive and tailor-made workshops and individual mentor, we are going to start the program and participate at one of Europe's biggest meeting points for tech founders, innovation executives and investors - the Pioneers'19. Furthermore during this period GIN's third Corporate Day is taking place. The perfect event to meet as many potential corporate partners as possible through a business speed-dating session.

How does it work?

A jury comprised of Austrian and international experts will select up to 10 international startups to participate in the incubator initiative. The program will run for two weeks and explore the opportunities and peculiarities of the Austrian and European market.

The program takes place in Vienna from April 29th until Mai 10th, 2019.

What does the goAustria program offer to participants?

  • Office in a co-working space (for the two weeks)
  • Accomodation (for the two weeks)
  • Travel grant (partial coverage)
  • Individual coaching and mentoring for market validation
  • Introduction to Austrian and European business cultures
  • Network with investors, corporates and connecting with like-minded Austrian and European start-up
  • Entry and exclusive sessions at the Pioneers'19 

Who can participate?

The "goAustria 2weeks" call in fall 2018 addresses innovative founders and young companies (early stage startups) that have already developed their first prototyp. Focus is given to the GIN target countries (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea) and other non-European countries. Technological focus for the October 2018 batch is ICT: 5G, IoT, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence AR/VR and all application fields. We strongly encourage applications from female founders.

How do I apply?

Application at GIN goAustria


Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Annamaria Andres
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Annamaria Andres
Head of Program
T +43 5 7755 1312
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Jan Arpe
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Jan Arpe
T +43 5 7755 1320
Henry Lembacher
Henry Lembacher
Advisory Services
T +43 5 7755 1512


Please ask for advice at gin@ffg.at