With the start-up grant, the Vienna Business Agency supports founders financially for 6 months so that they can concentrate fully on implementing their innovative business idea. Submission deadlines 2024: March 31, September 30
Creative professionals are often caught between the conflicting priorities of business, innovation and creativity. In addition to funding specifically tailored to the creative industries or individual sectors, it is therefore worthwhile to also consider economic, innovation or cultural and arts funding for financing a project. Funding can come from the federal, provincial, municipal and EU levels.
...from the European Union
Current calls and funding
Are you organizing a festival with a connection to Vienna and would like to use new technological solutions in your festival operations in the future? The Vienna Business Agency's new two-stage Culture & Technology: Focus Festivals funding program will provide you with targeted support in implementing your idea.
Companies in the creative industries are offered a diverse support portfolio with funding of up to 200,000 euros.
CIRCE is the abbreviation for the Creative Impact Fund, CIRCE offers practitioners from the cultural and creative economies the opportunity to implement their ideas or to take the next development step with their existing company. Funding is provided to individuals and companies that work on new solutions for the challenges of our time, such as climate change, demographic changes and social inequalities.
Do you come from the creative industries and want to launch an innovation on the market? Then submit your application to aws Seedfinancing - Innovative Solutions and receive up to EUR 400,000 to develop your innovation to market maturity and launch it on the market, creating a positive impact for the economy and society!
Do you come from the creative industries and are working on the proof of concept for your innovation project? Then submit to aws Preseed - Innovative Solutions and receive a grant of up to EUR 100,000 for the development of a proof of concept with demonstrably high innovation content in the pre-start-up phase for your scalable project with demonstrable, positive impact on the economy and society!
Companies developing a product are supported not only in technical development, but also in product design.
Since July, an interactive mapping tool has summarised and made available EU funding opportunities across all EU funding programmes for self-employed persons and associations from the press, publishing, radio and audiovisual services.
Funding is available for the establishment/acquisition of economically independent small or medium-sized enterprises in the commercial sector.
SMEs are supported in entering international markets and introducing products in a new foreign market.
The funding "Implementation of the Economic Strategy" supports development projects that contribute to the implementation of the Lower Austrian Economic Strategy.
Funding is provided for research and development projects with high market implementation potential.
With "easy2market", the promising results from the "easy2research" project are introduced to the market.
The "easy2research" funding programme supports SMEs in Upper Austria in implementing their product and process developments in cooperation with a research institution.
The aim of the programme is to promote industrial and experimental research and development, as well as to strengthen the innovative power of companies from Burgenland.
With funding in the area of implementing innovative projects, your ideas for developing future-oriented technologies are financially supported.
Beyond individual company innovation projects, cooperations between companies and cooperations between companies and scientific institutions are funded at an increased rate.
The new funding campaign "Start!Klar plus", which helps imaginative Styrian founders in the run-up to their first round of financing.
The funding module "Finding Ideas" is tailor-made to accompany the beginnings and planning of the development of new (digital) products and services and to make them more concrete.