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Hardware funding for start-ups in Upper Austria

Not every startup has to be a SaaS.

We have therefore created a separate focus for hardware start-ups.

You can access this focus in ACTIVATE & INCUBATE and receive hardware-specific advice and support.

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The hardware focus is available to you in our ACTIVATE and INCUBATE program.

Which projects are supported?

  • Your idea should be original (i.e. new)
  • based on a rudimentary business model
  • be scalable
  • Be hardware intensive
  • be so complex that it is difficult to copy or imitate
  • lead to the establishment of a company in Upper Austria

Your hardware focus Advantages

Further training

We offer you hardware-specific training.

Specialized mentors

Thanks to our large pool of mentors, we can offer you specialized hardware mentors.


Not only can our industry network help you, our TÜV partnership can also support you with legal issues relating to certification.

We also have patent specialists on hand who can support you.


We will give you access to the Grand Garage at Tabakfabrik Linz.

Our hardware startups

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Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Bauer

Startup Consultant
Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Bauer
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