impressive advice

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


8. March 2024

How do we shape our future?

Political and technological challenges, as well as solutions to questions about the world of tomorrow, were discussed at the well-attended Innovation and Technology Forum salz21 on March 6th at the Salzburg Exhibition Center. Let’s take a look back at the panels organized by Innovation Salzburg.

17. January 2024

Research premium – this is how you apply!

SMEs can apply to the tax office for a research premium for expenditure on research and development (R&D). We show you how it works!

13. October 2023

Circular Economy:
Building with and in Existing Structures

“Dismantle. Breakthrough. Departure.” was the motto of this year’s Alpine Construction Symposium at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences on October 12, 2023. The focus was on topics related to construction in existing structures and the recycling of materials from decommissioned buildings. There are many challenges in this regard, but also solutions.

18. September 2023

At the Interface Between Human and Computer: The New III.Lab in Salzburg

The triple I in the lab name stands for “Intelligent Interfaces Innovation,” describing research at the intersection of humans and technologies. The lab was inaugurated on September 15, 2023, and is available for collaborations with companies, emphasizing planned application-oriented research.

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.

17. February 2023

Meet us @salz21 – Our offer for you at the Innovation Festival

Panels, Workshops, Pitchings – here you can find our program and all our offerings for you at the salz21 innovation festival on March 15th and 16th at the Salzburg Exhibition Center (Messe Salzburg) at a glance!

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.

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