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Services for researchers

The future is an important topic for everyone, but even more so for researchers. We do our bit for the future by supporting the research activi­ties of companies, universities and research institutions.

Funding advice – WISS and more

The aim of Science and Innovation Strategy Salzburg (WISS) is to promote research and technology transfer. The associated service centre, which advises companies on WISS funding and provides implementation support, is based at Innovation Salzburg. Funding for useful research is also available at federal and EU levels. We advise and support researchers with all aspects of their projects – from development, to optimum funding, through to successful implementation.

Finding collaboration partners

Are you looking for regional, national or international partners from the field of research or business? We’ll gladly help you with networking and put you in touch with the right people. With our national and international networks and contacts, and our access to databases and information platforms, we build bridges to get exciting new collaborations off the ground and facilitate technology transfer.

Intellectual property & incorporation

Whether you’re looking to protect your invention, commercially exploit research findings, or create a new company or university spin-off, we’ll be happy to advise you on intellectual property rights in an initial consultation. Our extensive expertise is available to you at all stages of the business life cycle, from the development of business plans through to market entry.

Salzburg as a business and research location

Salzburg has a lot to offer in terms of business, research and innovation. We make national and international players aware of Salzburg’s many benefits and qualities as a business and research location. Our communications team shines the spotlight on Salzburg from a professional angle and highlights its diverse activities in areas such as life sciences, green innovation and the creative industries.

Consultation on WISS funding

Madeleine Koch

Madeleine Koch, MSc

Head of Science and Innovation Ecosystem

+43 5 7599 722 51


19. July 2023

From Mozart to Hightech

In the Austria Picture that aired on ORF 2 on June 11th, our CEO Walter Haas stated, “Salzburg should stand for research, technology, and the future.” The program, produced by the Salzburg Regional Studio, focused on our innovation ecosystem.

21. March 2023

The economy must align with nature

How to use resources efficiently, reuse them, or replace them with natural materials is what circular economy and bioeconomy are concerned with. Experts discussed what it takes to transition to a green economy during a panel at the salz21 innovation festival.

20. March 2023

Hydrogen: This is how we achieve the green transformation

Hydrogen as an energy carrier has great potential. Read an overview of applications and research projects in Salzburg and what hurdles experts still need to overcome for a green transformation.

1. December 2022

This is what you should know about funding

So that you are prepared for the next funding application, we will answer the most important questions about innovation funding here.

28. November 2022

Healthier lifestyle through digital tools

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention in Salzburg is celebrating its third birthday.

19. September 2022

New collaboration for vesicle research

“Extracellular Vesicles Therapeutic Technologies” is a flagship project of the Science and Innovation Strategy of the state of Salzburg and is supported by funding from the state of Salzburg and the European Regional Development Fund for investments in growth and employment.

1. September 2022

Research and Transfer Centers in Salzburg

Salzburg has a strong research landscape with six universities and universities of applied sciences, as well as numerous non-university research institutions. The WISS2025 initiative further strengthens research structures in Salzburg.

31. August 2022

Forum Alpbach: Bioeconomy and Circular Economy

House insulation made of wood bark, bio-based adhesives, and wood-hybrid components for the mobility industry – visions and real solutions for a lived bioeconomy inspired the audience during the first official appearance of the nationwide network “Bioeconomy Austria” at the annual Forum Alpbach in the Tyrolean mountains. A new era of sustainable thinking is being ushered in.

2. August 2022

Here’s what you need to know about intellectual property rights!

What can I protect in my company? How do I do it? And how much does it cost? Find out all this and more here!

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