FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

About our fellowship programme

Innovative corporates see the opportunity that lies within the startup world where new, disruptive ideas, developed by smart people are revolutionizing the economy. On the other hand startups profit from market know-how, sales channels and credibility of established companies. That is why we want to give corporates as well as startups the chance to connect and collaborate.

In the following we present innovative companies who want to foster your idea by supporting you with a financial contribution for the I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship.

What does that mean to you?

Companies define their target fields or regions, in which or where they want to search for their fellow. If you fit into one of these fields or regions, you are eligible to apply. The company pays for your participation fee and supports you with € 1.000,- for accommodation and travel costs.

During the Summer School you will be presented as their company fellow in the delegate and contributor booklet as well as at the Welcome Reception on the first evening.

As the company defines fields where they can help you the most, you not only profit from financial support but also from a close connection to your possible first customer or supporter in building sales channels.

Selection Process

The selection process will be the same as if you are applying for a regular spot. The I.E.C.T. – team will review all applications and select you for a skype interview with one of our experts. Details about the standard process can be found within the application form.

If you are not selected, but we think your idea fits to our Summer School, we will ask you if you want to apply for a regular spot.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (mh@iect.at).

COMPANY FELLOWSHIPS

Tiroler Sparkasse

Founded in 1822 on charitable principles, Tiroler Sparkasse is the oldest financial institution in Tyrol. From its formation until today, it has always been operating under the premise of creating and ensuring prosperity for the entire region.

Throughout the years Tiroler Sparkasse established itself as a modern and innovative full-service bank. With its state of the art online banking system George as well as Telebanking Pro, a business banking service for companies to provide individualized customer experience, Tiroler Sparkasse is adapting to rapid digitization without losing its traditional values.

The company and its subsidiaries employ over 560 highly trained and enthusiastic employees at 54 locations, which serve more than 153,000 customers in Innsbruck city and surrounding areas. With total assets exceeding € 3.5 billion, Tiroler Sparkasse is the paramount financial service provider for companies in Tyrol. Thus, we have a close connection to the Tyrolean economy – the businesses, the entrepreneurs, and their innovative ideas.

You are eligible for a fellowship if your idea fulfills the following requirements:

    • local, young talents from Tyrol (also included are students and researcher working or studying at the University of Innsbruck, MCI, MUI, UMIT or University related institutions e.g. IQOQI)
    • ideas from all fields of science and technology fulfilling the general Summer School requirements

SPONSORED PLACES

What is included?

Cooperation partners offer sponsored places according to their requirements. Each of them contains different offerings, but all of them cover the participation fee if you get selected.

Selection Process

The selection process will be the same as if you are applying for a regular spot. The I.E.C.T. – team will review all applications and select you for a skype interview with one of our experts. Details about the standard process can be found within the application form.

If you are not selected, but we think your idea fits to our Summer School, we will ask you if you want to apply for a regular spot.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (mh@iect.at).

SPONSORED PLACES COOPERATION PARTNERS

Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft

The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) is a research institution with a thematic focus on medicine, life sciences and the humanities, and is specifically targeting new research topics in Austria. Together with academic and implementing partners, the LBG is currently running 21 institutes and develops and tests new forms of collaboration between science and non-scientific actors such as companies, the public sector and civil society. Socially relevant challenges, to which research can contribute, are to be recognized at an early stage and taken up.

The LBG Open Innovation in Science Center, which unlocks the potential of open innovation for science, and the LBG Career Center, which supports 200 PhD students and postdocs, are part of the LBG. The LBG employs 550 people.

The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft covers your participation fee.

You are eligible for a sponsored place if your idea fulfills the following requirements:

    • Focus in Health Science, but not a must
    • For Pre- and PostDocs (this includes PhD students)
    • The project or idea must have a connection to an Austrian institution

The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft provides 10 sponsored places in total.

GIN – Global Incubator Network

The Global Incubator Network (GIN) is Austria’s one stop shop for investors, startups and incubators. It connects the Austrian startup ecosystem with international partners interested in the Austrian and European markets respectively. Based on international cooperation agreements, it has a special focus on hotspots in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Israel, China and South Korea). GIN is managed by the public agencies aws and FFG and offers customized services for international partners and a variety of programs for Austrian and international startups.

goAustria is a tailor-made incubation and internationalization program for international startups to set up a European base in Austria. You will be matched with a personal startup mentor from Austria, who supports you in your internationalization plan and connects you to key players in the ecosystem.

The 8th batch of goAustria is organized in close cooperation with I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship.
GIN covers the following costs – including your participation fee:
  • Flight costs (max. € 800,- from Asia, € 300,- from Israel / economy class)
  • Train tickets (from Vienna to Innsbruck and back / economy)
  • Accommodation costs (max. € 100,- per night)
  • Mentor costs and co-working space in Vienna (after the Summer School)

You are eligible for a sponsored place if your idea fulfills the following requirements:

  • Early-stage startups
  • from GIN target countries (Israel, Japan, South Korea, Hongkong, China, Singapur)
  • Focus: ICT and applications, but not a must

GIN offers 5 sponsored places in total.

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