Dates & Deadlines


Workshops & Team Challenge

In this phase you can design, further develop, optimise your value proposition, the differentiation, innovative aspects and it´s underlying know-how base (on which to build on?) for potential use cases and stakeholders, current progress and outlook on the rights to use, exploitation and intellectual property rights, it`s communication and on the other parts of the business model with INiTS support.

This information will serve as a basis “to get ready” for your further decisions and prioritization of implementation steps. Furthermore, these are an initial design base for your corporate documentation, communication internally and external stakeholders, also for INiTS regarding the INiTS AplusB Scale-up criteria`s intensity (in special “innovative and technology and/or research base/intensity with growth potential)

As part of your INiTS application, we provide you a basic INiTS business concept and liquidity plan as application documents in which you can formulate your findings, introduce your team, current readiness in progress, quality and scope of the business concept and pitch it in front of the INiTS team afterwards. Building on that, a further selection of those start-ups happens who can be invited for the upcoming INiTS Project Advisory Board Meeting. (recommendation for the INiTS Incubation, starts with the INiTS Start-up Camp).

Recommendation: "Gründungswissen kompakt"

Supplementary basic workshops from or at the Vienna Business Agency (In German and other languages).
Duration: One morning and/or afternoon.
More information and registration linked here, contact Mrs. Loibl.


DEADLINE: first draft application documents

IMS Portal
Submission of the first draft of the project proposal, liquidity planning and slides for the INiTS Team Challenge (via IMS)


- 20210128

Team Challenge

Tue 26.01. or Thu 28.01. in the morning: "Pitch in front of the INiTS Team". Agenda will be sent out in time after the transmission deadline - duration approx. 20 minutes/team on one of the days


Info to teams who can be invited to the project advisory board


DEADLINE: Submission of final application

Submission of final project application, cash-flow planning, digitally signed INiTS grant agreement, de minimis confirmation and an extra executive summary (as a Word document) via IMS

Pitch Training & Project Advisory Board

Once you have successfully completed the Team Challenge, you will prepare for the project advisory board. Here the final decision will be made whether you can get one of the limited seats for the INITS incubation, starting with the Startup Camp. We offer personal coaching sessions with experienced pitch trainers, so that you are well prepared to convince our project advisory board and benefit further in your project implementation.


Pitch Training: Workshop

- 16:00


- 20210219

Pitch Training: 1-1 coachings

Duration approx. 1 hour/team, group 1 - Monday+Thursday, group 2 - Tuesday+Friday The individual appointments will be arranged at the workshop.


- 20210223

Pitch Training: Dry Run

- 12:00
with trainer and INiTS Startup Consultants (duration: approx. 30 min./team)


- 20210226

Project Advisory Board

Group 1: 25.2., Group 2: 26.2., morning (duration: approx. 20 min./team)



Afternoon: Information to teams recommended for acceptance into the INiTS incubation, starting with the Startup Camp.

Incubation & Demo Day

Then the first events will take place in the INITS Startup Camp
About 10 Startups will be accepted for the Start-up Camp. These get an intensive 100 day workshop program, with the aim of validating feasibility of your business model e.g. to in the marketplace.


Kick Off Lean Workshops

The schedule of the Startup Camp will be sent to you prior to the INITS Project Advisory Board at the latest.


Welcome Breakfast


Demo Day

The final event of the Startup Camp, the Demo Day, takes place around the beginning of June.

Attention! This website is constantly updated, so we encourage you to visit this page regularly!

If you have questions about the Qualification, please contact Andreas Gschöpf:

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