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Service center Innovation

We assist companies that are based in Salzburg or wish to settle there with our services: from settlement to innovation and investment, and to advice on protecting intellectual property rights. As enthusiastic representatives of the location, we help to convince skilled workers to come to Salzburg. Our services are free of charge.


We support Salzburg companies in all industries to lead innovations in the company from the idea to success in the market. If you can answer the following questions predominantly with yes, you are in the right place with your project:

  • Will the project achieve new opportunities in the company?
  • Does the project present an economic and/or technical challenge for the company?
  • Will the project create added value in the state of Salzburg?
  • Is an economic added value expected through the project? (e.g. job security or creation, increase in efficiency, etc.)
  • Is knowledge from experts outside the company needed for the project? (e.g. from research, technical expertise, expertise in intellectual property, market research, etc.)

Services for companies

Finance & funding

From regional to national and international level, there are a variety of innovation and investment grants available for companies. We help you to find the right ones!

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Services for companies

Legal & protection

Patent, trademark, copyright & co.: Our experts have the know-how to protect your know-how.

Services for companies

Setting up & settling in

If you want to establish your business in Salzburg, we are your partner!

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Services for companies

Collaborations & networking

Networking and cooperation often make the difference on the way to a successful future. With Innovation Salzburg, you will find your cooperation partners more easily.

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Services for companies

Human Ressources & potential new employees

We help you to convince new potential employees of the location.


31. July 2023

“Algorithms, Brands & Emotions” at the Salzburg Media Summit

On July 28th, creatives, experts, and managers from the media and technology industry gathered for the traditional event organized by the Association of Film and Music Salzburg, Innovation Salzburg, and the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce at Schloss Leopoldskron.

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.

7. June 2023

Presentation of Salzburg companies at career fairs

Throughout the year, we will be attending national and international career fairs together with Salzburg-based companies to represent the Salzburg location. There are still available dates with free booth spaces!

5. April 2023

No movies without film funding

Interview with filmmaker Adrian Goiginger, who gained recognition through his heart-wrenching film, Die beste aller Welten, which showcases Salzburg from an unexpected perspective. We talked about the significance of funding for filmmakers, Salzburg as a filming location, and his personal developments since his debut work.

4. April 2023

Why the European Green Deal also affects SMEs

The EU is creating political and legal frameworks with the Green Deal to transform the economy and society sustainably. What does this mean for companies, especially SMEs? Our expert Romana Schwab clarifies in the interview.

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.

8. February 2023

These companies in Salzburg have lots of IT know-how

What do Red Bull, PALFINGER and Porsche Holding have in common? Headquarters in Salzburg. Does that surprise you? Many other large companies are based here – world market leaders, trading groups and global industrial companies.

7. February 2023

7 tips for intercultural work

Culture influences our working life: a colleague’s aversion to new tools and ways of working, a colleague’s sympathy for clear structures and rules, or a colleague’s relaxed approach to deadlines – this can result in conflicts! But this is not inevitable! Intercultural competencies promote understanding for each other and strengthen cooperation.

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