w-fFORTE - Economic stimuli from women in research and technology

Economic stimuli from women in research and technology

w-fFORTE promotes women in research, technology and innovation. This initiative of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) supports the vision of more equal opportunities and wants to make more female innovators visible in leading roles. It offers free, high-quality training and discussions tailored to the career needs of researchers & innovators, networking, peer-to-peer learning and information based on the latest studies for managers in cooperative research.


  • Workshops & career trainings for women in research, technology & innovation: Helping women to enhance their strategic career skills and providing an opportunity to ask experts individual questions. The focus is on topics such as strategy, team leadership and development, dealing with power, work-life balance and much more.
  • Promoting female innovators: From June 2020 until spring 2021 the "w-fFORTE Innovatorinnen"-pilot programme accompanies female researchers and innovators to advance big R&I ideas with positive impact for the economy and society (e.g. "Agenda 2030 - SDGs").
  • Studies, knowledge transfer & events: w-fFORTE commissions studies that shed light on the existing structures in research and technology and that identify requirements for change. Transfering knowlege through workshops on how to suceed in highly interdisciplinary working settings (based on the findings of the successful w-fFORTE funding program "Laura Bassi Centers of Expertise", 2009-2018).


More information (German version only): w-fFORTE website and Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise Website


Programmeigentümer/ Geldgeber
Service Bereich Strukturprogramme
Themenbereich Dienstleistungsinnovationen, Gesellschaft, Informationstechnologie, Karriere in der Forschung, Lebenswissenschaften, Material und Produktion, Mobilität, Sicherheit und Verteidigung, Umwelt und Energie, weitere Themen, Weltraum, Themenoffen
Zielgruppe Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU), Große Unternehmen (GU), Universitäten, Fachhochschulen, Kompetenzzentren, Forschungseinrichtungen, Einzel-ForscherInnen, Start-Up, (Gemeinnützige) Vereine, Gebietskörperschaften
Zielgruppenbeschreibung researchers and founders from science and technology, HR managers, executives and experts from research and technology
Art des Angebots Beratung, Initiative, Service, Training, Vernetzung
Geltungsbereich National
Verfügbarkeit von 01.01.2010 - 01.01.2010


Mag. Charlotte Alber
Mag. Charlotte Alber
Program Director
T +43 5 7755 2701
Elke Hubich
Elke Hubich

T +43 5 7755 2016