The City of Vienna promotes Science and Research

Vienna Science and Technology Fund

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) provides financial support for research and scientific work in Vienna. With an annual budget of approximately EUR seven million, the WWTF supports innovative research initiatives that fall within defined thematic key areas. An overarching goal of the organisation is the promotion of Vienna as a location for cutting edge research activity.
The Vienna Science and Technology Fund

Vienna Business Agency

The Vienna Business Agency is the first point of contact for national and international companies. It offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. It prioritises and promotes the defined focal strengths of the city: life sciences, urban technologies, creative industries and ICT.
Vienna Business Agency

Dual Career Service

Dual Career Service – the network of universities in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria endeavours to support couples in their career advancement and improve the compatibility of job and family.
Dual Career Service

Funds, Foundations and Prizes

The Vienna Fund for Innovative Interdisciplinary Cancer Research (Fonds der Stadt Wien für innovative interdisziplinäre Krebsforschung) promotes innovative projects in the field of cancer research that expand the biological understanding regarding the diagnosis and therapy of malignant diseases. Through the encouragement of further work on cancer research, the fund recognises the achievements and importance of medical research in the Vienna.
Fonds der Stadt Wien für innovative interdisziplinäre Krebsforschung (German)

The Vienna Anniversary Foundation for Higher Education (Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien) was established in 1965 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the University of Vienna. Funding is made available annually, to small and independent scientific projects carried out in higher education institutions. Under some circumstances financial support may also be awarded to scientific associations or qualified individuals that are based in Vienna.
Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien (German)

The Vienna Anniversary Fund for the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) gives financial support to research projects of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, which demonstrate a clear linkage to the city of Vienna.
Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (German)

The Vienna Anniversary Fund for the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), encouraging economy based research, was established in 1998 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration. A fundamental goal of this fund is the promotion of scientific economic research to strengthen and improve the local economy via knowledge dissemination.
Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (German)

The Medical-Scientific Fund of the Mayor of Vienna (Medizinisch-Wissenschaftlicher Fonds des Bürgermeisters der Bundeshauptstadt Wien), which exists since 1978, encourages scientific activities of doctors in Vienna and documents the findings of their research.
Medizinisch-Wissenschaftlicher Fonds des Bürgermeisters der Bundeshauptstadt Wien (German)

The Vienna Victor Frankl-Fund for the Advancement of Sensory Humanistic Psychotherapy (Viktor Frankl-Fonds der Stadt Wien zur Förderung einer sinnorientierten humanistischen Psychotherapie), called into life in 1999, seeks to stimulate further research on sensory humanistic psychotherapy. It aims to strengthen and intensify psychotherapeutic research, thus securing Vienna’s reputation as the capital of psychotherapy. The fund was set up to honour and document the achievements of the doctor and psychotherapist Victor Frankl.
Viktor Frankl-Fonds der Stadt Wien zur Förderung einer sinnorientierten humanistischen Psychotherapie (German)

The Foundation to Support the Fight Against Tuberculosis and other Lung Diseases (Stiftung zur Förderung der Bekämpfung der Tuberkulose und anderer Lungenkrankheiten) provides financial support for scientific activities and projects that focus on fighting tuberculosis and other lung diseases.
Stiftung zur Förderung der Bekämpfung der Tuberkulose und anderer Lungenkrankheiten (German)

The city of Vienna annually awards 13 prizes in the categories music, literature, science, national education, visual arts and architecture. These Vienna Funding Awards are given to individuals that have made exceptional overall contributions in the aforementioned fields. The criteria for award eligibility state that persons must have lived in Vienna for over 3 years and should be under 40 years of age.
Förderungspreise der Stadt Wien (German)

The INiTS centre (the Academic Business Incubator) was set up in 2000 as academic funding service. Its goal is to increase the rate of technology and knowledge based business start-ups. INiTS acts as an academic incubator, by providing support and advice for young entrepreneurs. The activities of INiTS are targeted towards students, graduates and staff of Universities in Vienna.
Academic Business Incubator INITS

The equity fund Wiener Kreditbürgschafts- und Beteiligungsbank AG was established in 1997 to support SME in Vienna. The fund provides financial support for a variety of uses. These include:

  • Business start-ups with promising ideas
  • Takeovers of successful businesses
  • Business growth and expanding into new markets
  • Establishing R&D departments in companies and innovative product development
  • Improving quality, occupying new market niches and utilising new technologies
  • Improving the urban structure

Wiener Kreditbürgschafts- und Beteiligungsbank AG (German)

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