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3 May 2021 - 12 May 2021
Connect Day 2021

Virtual Expo

Learn more about the Austrian startup and innovation eco-system. Visit the virtual booths and get in touch with the exhibitors by requesting a meeting (directly in the booth). Meeting requests will be available starting April 12th. Before the booking phase starts you can bookmark participants for later requests.



Global Incubator Network Austria

The Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) is the connecting link between Austrian and international startups, investors, incubators and accelerators with a focus on selected hotspots in Asia (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mainland China, Singapore and South Korea).

GIN is a program initiated by the Austrian Federal Government, managed by the public funding agencies Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) and Österreichische Forschungs- förderungsgesellschaft (FFG), and financed by the Österreichische Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung (NFTE). 


ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA (WKO AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA), with its about 100 offices in over 70 countries, provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. Around 800 employees and 35 consultants around the world can assist you in locating Austrian suppliers and business partners. We organize about 1,200 events every year to bring business contacts together. Other services provided by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA offices range from introductions to Austrian companies looking for importers, distributors or agents to providing in-depth information on Austria as a business location and assistance in entering the Austrian market.

Vienna Business Agency

We support business, the economy and the city.

We support local and international companies in all phases of their business development, providing advice on all corporate issues, funding for promising projects, real estate in the business location and helping expats get up and running in Vienna.


INiTS, Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH has established itself since its foundation in 2002 as Vienna's high-tech business incubator and one of the best academic incubators worldwide. With its "Collaborative Business Modelling" approach, tailor-made consulting services and training offers, START capital of up to €100,000 and a tightly woven partner network, INiTS has become a leading force for efficient, innovative research- and technology-intensive start-ups in the Austrian start-up ecosystem


Accent offers a three-phase programme in order to identify strengths and weaknesses of an idea, and provides assistance accordingly. New enterpreneurs can benefit from its expertise as it offers an overview of funding schemes that can facilitate the initial period of the start-up company.



ecoplus The Business Agency of Lower Austria supports companies from the first contact to their successful set-up or expansion in Lower Austria. Consultation on finding the right location and funding is one of our key competencies. We operate 18 business parks, 5 R&D centres and run the technopol program. In addition ecoplus offers services in the fields of innovative cooperation’s projects in clusters, internationalization and export ventures - free of charge and supported by the province of Lower Austria.


Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft

The SFG is wholly owned by the province of Styria in Austria. As the regional business promotion agency, the role of the SFG is to grow and consolidate the Styrian economy. New company formations are intensively supported in the areas of site selection, incentives and local formalities. The SFG also works in partnership with the region’s existing companies offering a broad range of services free of charge. These range from general information, advice on grants and financing to internationalisation.


riz up

riz up, the Start-Up Agency of Lower Austria, provides business support services to all entrepreneurial ideas, start-ups and established entrepreneurs all over Lower Austria.

Services include

  • Individual Consulting
  • Seminars and Events
  • Rental Areas and Locations

riz up is 100 % owned by „ecoplus" which is the Lower Austrias Business agency.


Science Park Graz

Science Park Graz (SPG) is a publicly funded institution with the purpose of supporting and promoting the creation of innovative tech-based startups business in Graz and Styria. Science Park Graz is also the home of the ESA Business Incubation Centre in Austria (ESA BIC Austria) and ESA Business Applications Ambassador for Austria (ESA BA Austria).  

Wirtschaftsagentur Burgenland

Wirtschaftsagentur Burgenland is the regional business development agency and promotes economic growth in Burgenland. It provides the full range of services to domestic and foreign companies and is the central contact point for all matters related to company relocation, grants advice and provision of venture capital. It's portfolio covers federal state grants but also those from the Austrian federal government and the European Union.
It's aim is to ensure their region´s high economic and employment growth for present and future generations and to position Burgenland internationally as an innovative location.
The company was founded in 1994 and is wholly owned by Landesholding Burgenland.

Tech2b / PIER4

Tech2b supports, guides and accelerates the development of innovative, technology-oriented, knowledge-intense as well as design-oriented start-up projects. Through the tech2b promotion program (AplusB), business ideas can be developed and launched in a structured and goal-oriented way. Tech2b’s support ranges from strategic consulting and mentoring to the provision of infrastructure as well as extensive networks and financial support in order to translate research results into new products, services and businesses.

Senat der Wirtschaft / Senate of Economy

The Senate of Economy is a poltically independent organisation fostering eco-social, sustainable and future-oriented economical development. With more than 700 member companies the Senate is one of Austrias biggest company networks.

der Brutkasten

The Austrian medium der brutkasten is part of the Brutkasten Media Group, the German-speaking media house for start-ups, innovation and the digital economy with the titles derbrutkasten.com in Austria and startingup.de in Germany. In addition, brutkasten also operates a job platform for the shapers of the future, where current jobs for startups, as well as for the innovative and digital economy, can be found and advertised.
Our aim is to provide readers, founders and entrepreneurs with the latest news, background information and analyses about the Austrian digital and innovation economy.


The Gründungszentrum Start Up Tirol business incubator helps tech-based startups with high growth potential from universities in Tyrol by providing support with business development and market entry. A specially developed scale-up programme helps academic spin-offs use their research results commercially in their own technology companies. A major phase towards the market entry of the startup programme is the “startup booster”. It allows teams to get their tech startup ready for the market and for investments by providing individual coaching for 18 months.

Standortagentur Tirol

Standortagentur Tirol helps established companies and startups, research institutions and regions achieve growth through innovation. In order to strengthen the competitiveness of companies located in or moving to Tyrol and give them a head start in future-oriented fields such as digitalisation, Standortagentur Tirol offers infrastructure and platforms, networking with innovative companies in the Tyrolean clusters, and advice and support in the implementation and financing of forward-looking projects.


id4best from, Cemit speeding up innovation, has the main goal to support organizations to achieve a successful innovation project. Therefore, the right ideas must come together and be generated at the right time with the right people. Sometimes a collaborative project is an essential element for success. Therefore, we want to bring together Start-ups, SMEs, big organizations or R&D institutes to collaborate in an innovation project. We are the innovation scouts, matchmakers, and implementers in Tirol.


With v-start, the competence centre for business creation, Wirtschaftstandort Vorarlberg (WISTO) extends its services for technology-oriented entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Health Hub Vienna

Health Hub Vienna is a platform for open innovation in healthcare. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, private and public insurance companies, healthcare suppliers and start-ups all work together to develop new, holistic and patient-centric solutions. The acceleration program is managed by INiTS, Vienna’s high-tech incubator with an over 15-year track record of successfully developing start-ups in the life sciences. 

Customized support for start-ups will be available during the critical steps involved in anchoring products and services in a complex healthcare system, driven by a large number of stakeholders.


Retail Austria - Leading Hub for Tech, Innovation, eCommerce and Regulatory Affairs

The Austrian Retail Association / Handelsverband is the spokesman and partner of the Austrian retail companies since 1921 and is active as a political independent advocacy group and innovation platform in order to accompany its members in the context of changing market challenges.


The Austrian Bankers’ Association is a non-profit service undertaking with the purpose to protect and promote the common professional interests of all credit institutions established in Austria as corporate entities.
Our core competence is to support, assist and represent our member banks in relation to the relevant regulatory topics on national and international level as well as on cross cutting issues like digital transformation, financial literacy or sustainable finance.

build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten GmbH

build! is an incubator for innovative, technology-oriented start-ups in Carinthia! They support and accompany founders from the idea to their own company. The build! team offers individual, expert advice and provides a comprehensive network of partners and mentors. Currently around 20 companies and start-up projects are incubated at build! 


Closed since 30 April 2021


Online Conference

Organised by


Austria 395
Belgium 1
Bosnia And Herzegovina 3
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 7
Canada 1
China 6
Croatia 4
Cyprus 11
Czech Republic 9
Estonia 6
Finland 1
France 3
Germany 66
Greece 33
China (Hong Kong) 4
Hungary 17
India 1
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 47
Ireland 2
Israel 9
Italy 20
Japan 6
South Korea 3
Lao People's Democratic Republic 1
Latvia 1
Lebanon 1
Liechtenstein 1
Lithuania 3
Luxembourg 1
North Macedonia 1
Malta 4
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 7
Nigeria 2
Norway 1
Poland 12
Portugal 2
Romania 19
Russia 2
Serbia 1
Singapore 5
Slovakia 5
Slovenia 3
Spain 15
Sweden 3
Switzerland 6
Turkey 54
Ukraine 4
United Kingdom 21
United States 6
Viet Nam 1
Total 839


Startup 405
Corporate/SMEs 129
R&D Institution 11
University 7
Government/Agency/Association 84
Investor/Business Angel 139
Consulting 35
Coach/Mentor 8
Other 23
Total 841

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