General Information


The Summer School addresses itself to academics, who want to commercialize or transfer their high scientific ideas and have experience in the fields of technology, science, advanced engineering, life science, physics, mathematics, IT or AI as well as to early-stage start-ups with science and technology projects. Candidates should possess an ambitious and energetic mindset. Fluency in English is a must. Applicants currently in pre-start-up stage/initial stage are in no need of a business plan.

Selection criteria

Future entrepreneurs will be recruited on the quality of their application and those shortlisted by a skype interview. The project will be assessed in terms of innovation, novelty and sustainability. The project idea descriptions will be also measured with the help of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2-4. The NASA TRL defines the stages of technological development of a project. The Technology Readiness Levels 2-4 reassess the research to prove the feasibility of a technology.


The number of participants is limited to 30 outstanding researchers and the overall fees amount to EUR 1.500,–. The participants have to cover the fee at their own expenses or generate further sponsorships from their institutions. The fee covers participation and buffet lunches and the dinners that are included in the course timetable, excluding accommodation, travel costs and daily allowances. Accommodation can be arranged for the participants by I.E.C.T. and further details will be advised once the application has been accepted and confirmed. If participants would like to arrange alternative accommodation, please let us know via the application form

Cancellation policy

All fees must be paid in full by 1st August 2017. Our contract with you commences when we write to confirm that we have accepted you as a delegate on Alpbach Summer School programme.

We regret that a fee must be charged when a confirmed booking is cancelled:

  • 02.08. - 12.08.2017

    50% of the fee is payable

  • from 13.08.2017

    100% of the fee is payable

N.B: If a delegate does not attend, the full fee will be retained as a cancellation charge. Where accommodation is booked, it is the delegate’s responsibility to pay any cancellation charges to I.E.C.T..


The Summer School on Entrepreneurship takes place at the Werkstätte Wattens and European Forum Alpbach.


Werkstätte Wattens, Weisstraße 9/11, 6112 Wattens

Europäisches Forum Alpbach, Congress Centrum Alpbach, A-6236 Alpbach 246