OLD EN: Global Incubator Network

The Global Incubator Network GIN is the single point of contact for startups, investors and incubators interested in the Austrian and the European markets respectively.

GIN connects entrepreneurs and investors as well as incubators and provides an international network of key players in innovation and finance. With great expertise in the Austrian startup ecosystem, GIN offers exciting services tailored to fit the participants' individual needs.

GIN for startups

The Global Incubator Network supports startups to expand their  business internationally. GIN connects startups that want to internationalize with experts and investors. GIN is the door opener to Austria & Europe, offering tailormade services for startups.

GIN for investors, VC funds and business angels

GIN takes a fresh approach to new investments and offers customized services for investing in Austrian startups!

GIN for incubators

Incubators are invited to endorse their most promising startups. GIN will then introduce these companies to the Austrian and European startup scene. In turn, GIN encourages incubators to host Austrian startups offering them similar access to your markets.

About GIN

The Global Incubator Network (GIN)" has been initiated 2015 by the Austrian federal government and is financed by "Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung". GIN is managed by Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the two main national financing and funding agencies. 


Programmeigentümer/Geldgeber Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG
Target group Start-Up, Multiplikatoren / Intermediäre
Art des Angebots Förderung, Beratung, Initiative, Partnersuche, Service, sonstige Dienstleistung, Technologietransfer, Training, Vernetzung
Förderinstrument Innovationsscheck/groß
Aeronautics and Space, Environment and energy, Further research areas, Human Resources, Information technology, Life Sciences, Material and manufacturing, Mobility and Transport, Security, Service innovation, Society
General Programmes


Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Annamaria Andres
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Annamaria Andres
Head of Programme
T +43 5 7755 1312
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Jan Arpe
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Jan Arpe
T +43 5 7755 1320
Lisa Berg
Lisa Berg
Advisory Services
T +43 5 7755 4502

Additional Information