What is on offer

The accent | CERN Business Incubation Center (BIC) offers extensive support to entrepreneurs aiming to take applications with high energy technologies from an initial innovative concept to market.

What is the Package?

The BIC provides an ideal package of both technical funding and business support to accelerate innovative business concepts, including:

  • Access up to 40 hours of CERN and 40 hours of accent specialists providing coaching with business and technical expertise
  • Use of CERN Technology logo within your CI/CD
  • Use of CERN intellectual property at favourable conditions
  • Access to collaboration and networking opportunities by the national and international network of accent incubator program as well as CERN cooperation network. 
  • A broad access to potential sources of private and public financial support through accent connections to venture capitalists and varius funding institutions

Where is it based?

The BIC is based at the Technology and Research Centre Wiener Neustadt (TFZ). The TFZ is the basis of four COMET-competence centres for tribology, electrochemistry, microsystems technology and OptiBiomat Additional R&D focus at the location in Wiener Neustadt is in the fields of medical and materials technologies.

In the direct neighbourhood MedAustron is located. This institute offers a particle accelerator to generate either proton or carbon ion particle beams used for medical treatment and research. accent therefore offers an excellent scientific and R&D environment combined with the expertise of an well established incubation centre.