About accent

TFZ Wiener Neustadt
TFZ Wiener Neustadt

The Lower Austrian incubator accent is focused on the support of high-tech start-ups out of the region around the Austrian capital and start-up hotspot Vienna. Its offices are located at the regional "Technopol" centers of Lower Austria.

R&D in Lower Austria

In Lower Austria, businesses encounter promising framework conditions for development and competition. Lower Austria therefore strives to become a competitive entrepreneurial territory that contributes to the maintenance and further improvement of the high quality of fife of its citizens.

Four Core Strategies coin Lower Austria´s strategy:

  • Sustainable Business Success and Internationalization
  • Research, Development & Marketing
  • Attractive Business Sites
  • Start-ups with Growth Dynamics

accent Gründerservice GmbH

accents core business is focused on the support of spin-outs of the academic sector. The goal is to bridge the gap between science and economy for supported start-ups by offering:

  • Professional coaching & expert finance strategy feedback
  • Coaching during the development of a successful and scalable business model
  • Education and training in crucial business-relevant special areas
  • Professional coaching during the early stages of a start-up life
  • Help with identifying suitable experts and a technical/commercial advisory board
  • Financial support:

             Interest free founder loan
             Optimal payback conditions
             Incentive Scheme, access to Loan/Seed Funding Scheme
             Active support for continued business financing

  • Access to Infrastructure:

             Help in finding suitable business location with modern workspace and offices
             Access to technical infrastructure (e.g. particle accelerator at MedAustron, 
             access to universities such as TU Vienna, BOKU Vienna, Universities 
             of applied sciences in the region)
             Access to research institutions and universities (e.g. Austria Institute of
             Technology AIT, Technopol program of Lower Austria, Softwarepark

  • Access to short/long term rentals of laboratory space and GMP Labs Network
  • Completion of the management team trough business mentors & experts
  • Contact to business angels (e.g. Astrian Angel Investors Assoviation), funding authorities & venture capital (tecnet equity - Lower Austrian VC Fund)
  • Network of national and international cooperation partners Facts and figures relating to the partnership (2006-2014)
  • Complementary International activities:

             accent cooperates with the Austrian Business Agency and
             the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy with its Imitative
             "Austria - Region of Research and Development". 2015has been the
             5th year in a row where accent and its partners presented the Austrian support
             and funding system to selected scientists at Us universities
             (e.g. Stanford University) interested in starting their business idea in Austria.

accent supported 105 start-ups in the incubator program from 2005 - 2015

accent also cooperates with the Austrian Technology Offices in Great Britain accent opens doors for its start-ups to the Cambridge Biotrinity Business Angel Cercle.. accent is partner for the ESA BIC program in Austria.

Nr. of performed projects:    105

Founded companies:             85

Total Nr. of employees:        300

Total amount of additional
public and private funds:     € 26 mio

Nr. of granted patents:         40