Fast Track Digital

Fast Track Digital addresses companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) which aim to open up new digital markets or revolutionise existing markets by developing novel digital solutions.

This funding programme supports technology, innovation and research projects working to develop novel digital solutions which are both marketable and competitive. Fast Track Digital is designed to shorten the time from initial idea to market entry, by speeding up the process of helping businesses to exploit new scientific findings, and simultaneously enhancing company expertise and digitalisation skills.

Fast Track Digital is processed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, with kind support of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW).


The essentials in brief

Program Owner / Sponsor Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung
Project type
Submission with a proposal process
Target group The programme is aimed at stakeholders in science and business. The consortium consists of at least 2 mutually independent companies, one of which must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). For more information about company relationships and the SME definition go to
Selection by Jury decision
What is being funded The focus is on cooperative R&D projects promoting the development of trustworthy and sustainable digital services. State-of-the-art innovation approaches and Open Innovation should be used to achieve sustainable digitalisation in line with the needs of the relevant stakeholders.
Min. / max. running time 24 - 24 months
Availability from 08.10.2020 - 31.12.2024


Mag. (FH) Barbara LOHWASSER
Mag. (FH) Barbara LOHWASSER
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