Corporate Open Innovation
Welcome to PIER 4
PIER 4 is the hub that brings together start-ups from all over the world with the leading companies of the Upper Austrian economy.
PIER 4 is the network and platform for start-ups and companies in Upper Austria. We are the first touch point when it comes to the development of start-ups and cooperation with Upper Austrian industrial companies.
We accompany companies in finding individual solutions in the field of open innovation, start-up scouting, cooperation and projects.
Our PIER 4 partners
PIER 4: The dock for industry, start-ups and their ideas.
Since 2017, we have been the first point of contact when it comes to the individual cooperation of newcomers with best-established companies for the purpose of corporate open innovation.
Why PIER 4?
We connect start-ups with industry. For more innovation, flexibility and to strengthen Upper Austria as a business location overall.
Our services at a glance
- Awareness raising for Open Innovation
- Status quo analyses
- Access for start-ups and companies to each other's ecosystems
- Continuous start-up screening
- Trend scouting
- Individual start-up pitches
- Cooperation initiation
- Support for innovation projects
- Exchange of experience
- Individual innovation reports
PIER 4 for (inter)national start-ups
- We open the doors to Upper Austria's leading industry and companies
- We lay the foundation for pilot projects aiming at the development of new products and services
- We provide access to the know-how and experience of successful companies
- We promote communication with successful executives - face-to-face and at eye-to-eye
PIER 4 for companies
- We help to develop new business models and to use collaboration potentials
- We offer direct access to the world of start-ups
- We support the early identification of technology and market trends
- We promote the culture of innovation within the company
- We encourage the exchange of experience with other companies in the PIER 4 network.
Companies that want to advance their open innovation activities and seek access to the start-up ecosystem - nationally as well as internationally - can contact us directly by e-mail.
Start-ups seeking access to Upper Austrian industrial leaders and wanting to take the next step in their business development can also contact us directly by e-mail.