goAustria 2 weeks – Spring 2020 (9th Call)

Ausschreibung offen von 13.01.2020 12:00 bis 16.02.2020 12:00
Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG
The ninth goAustria round by the Global Incubator Network Network Austria (GIN) offers a two-week incubation program, from May 4th until May 20th 2020 in Vienna. It will give participants the opportunity to explore the Austrian and European markets, as well as to find new investors and/or collaboration partners. One major asset of the program is the personal startup mentor who will be matched to each startup, supporting it to validate their business model to network with investors and relevant stakeholders, as well as design an internationalization plan.

Why participate?

goAustria Spring 2020 is an exclusive, intensive 2-week program in Austria for 10 later-stage startups. Beside many exclusive and tailor-made workshops, 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 Vienna UP’20. Furthermore, during this period GIN’s fourth Corporate Day is taking place. This is 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 help to explore the opportunities and peculiarities of the Austrian and European market.

It takes place in Vienna from May 04th until May 20th, 2020.

What does the goAustria program offer to participants?

  • Office in a co-working space (for the two weeks)
  • Accommodation (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 VIENNA UP'20

Who can participate?

The "goAustria 2weeks" call in spring 2020 addresses innovative founders and young companies (later stage startups) that have already developed the product and have contact with clients. Focus is given to the GIN target regions (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea) and other non-European countries. The technological focus is ICT: IoT, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality 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