As a creative breeding ground and promoter of growth for innovative ideas, Werkstätte Wattens attracts businesses and projects of all stripes. Our open working community already features a broad spectrum of various disciplines. Our ever-expanding group continues to flourish and incorporate new and interesting partners. The following currently call us home:


Anyline is a start-up that specialises in optical character recognition. Their SDK allows every developer to recognise text in real time with the aid of a Smartphone or Smartglasses.

Bureau Neubau

Making a contribution and improving communication between businesses, brands and the public is the goal of the Bureau Neubau advertising agency. With a focus on design and communication, the office stays true to two guiding principles: Astonishing creativity and aesthetic quality. EINUNDSECHZIG (61), a local magazine for Wattens and environs, has proven to be an impressive credential for the agency’s unique approach.

Carbon Competence

CarbonCompetence GmbH produces unique nano-technology diamond coatings, which are used for abrasion protection, tribology, implant technology and sensors. Each application is tailored to the specific needs of customers. Diamond 4.0 industry systems ensure integration into a customer’s existing manufacturing process chain. In addition to continuous support and updates, mutual development projects are an included service.

Christian Vorhofer Photography

Photographer Christian Vorhofer insists on precision, expressiveness and highest quality. Meticulous, exact and creative techniques are of central importance, especially when it comes to photography applications for industry, architecture and advertising. Christian relies on unusual light constellations to precisely feature reference projects from the fields of industry and architecture. Having spent years working in a technical field, he knows the needs of industry first hand.

Destination Wattens

Destination Wattens Regionalentwicklung GmbH (entity for regional development) is a public-private partnership (PPP) between the Wattens municipality (40%) and D. Swarovski KG (60%). Their combined mission is to ensure the sustainable growth of the regional economy. This includes ensuring the creation of new jobs by encouraging businesses to settle long-term, regardless of their current stage of development. Werkstätte Wattens, an international founders- and start-up centre, is one of the main initiatives supported by Destination Wattens Regionalentwicklung GmbH.

Empatic UX

Users are Empatic’s team prime concern. Through testing days or design sprints, they create spaces for companies and users to meet and gather new insights. They provide advice for small and large companies regarding user guidance and support them in designing and executing a thorough UX-strategy - from the first ideas to the launch.


fab-atelier is an innovative provider of bespoke jewellery. Talented designers can produce and sell their jewellery ideas without cost or risk. By involving consumers with a keen interest in fashion in the selection process, production is based on demand. Jewellery pieces are produced in small editions in regional production facilities. Modern technologies, such as 3-D printing, enable the production of smaller editions at attractive prices. With fab-atelier, consumers profit from the positive feeling that comes from wearing limited-edition designer jewellery made possible by their own patronage of sustainably produced products.

Fraunhofer Austria Research

At the innovation centre »Digitale Transformation der Industrie (Digital Industrial Transformation)« in Tyrol, Fraunhofer scientists and partners from industrial enterprises, universities and research institutes examine digitalisation across the entire value chain, studying future-oriented and pioneering topics from the »Smart Industry« area.


Gronda connects employees and businesses from the gastronomy and hotel industries. Their goal is to create a network in which gastronomy specialists can find the right employees or jobs, and share inspiration and knowledge with one another.


InnerSpace develops a Virtual Reality (VR) tool, which quickly, easily and playfully trains emotional and social skills. Immersive VR scenarios are designed to allow the user (company employee) to playfully develop skills for personal development.

Micro Guided Systems

iSYS Medizintechnik GmbH / Micro Guided Systems GmbH specialises in the development, production and sales of computer-aided robot systems and highly precise micromanipulation technologies during image guided interventions.


kiweno is an innovative health company that specialises in simple access to laboratory diagnoses for patients who want to test themselves for food or other intolerances as well as biomarker profiles. kiweno provides easy access to important laboratory tests and gives people responsibility for their own personal health.

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Helping interesting companies doing interesting things. Advertising // Ideas // Concept // Marketing // Production and Fine-tuning.

Grammophon pursues, connects, and supports artistic and cultural activities in Wattens and its surrounding villages. The non-profit organisation focuses on local topics and, in doing so, continues to rediscover and reinvent familiar and forgotten spaces, opening up new perspectives for perceiving art and culture. Associates contribute to cultural development in the region through music, interdisciplinary art forms, and numerous community projects. From 2007 until 2017, Grammophon organised and hosted the sustainable music, art and culture festival Wiesenrock.


For more than a decade, madali has combined intelligent product design with appropriate brand engineering by delving deeply into brand development. The result is comprehensive industrial design that features harmonic design vocabulary with understandable functionality that not only complements the brand but strengthens it as well.


Medialive unites creative talent from various areas of the media branch. In addition to film and postproduction services, Medialive produces and develops media formats such as IPTV, digital signage, and video & on-demand platforms. Examples of services offered include: Company portraits, live production & live streams, aerial photography, public relations, and much more.

Paul & Ernst

Paul & ernst is a young company which is dedicated to designing and developing mobile gastronomy solutions. The austrian newcomers bring fresh breeze to the streets. The mobile food bikes combine design with technical precision and set new standards by integrating fine catering components. Paul & ernst’s product portfolio offers almost unlimited possibilities for the smart mobile caterers of tomorrow. Their bikes also offer an unique point of sale for both marketing agencies and ice cream parlours. Their vast array of the bikes can be individually designed and equipped with numerous add-ons.

Photo Verena Nagl


Inspired by the legacy of Gernot Langes-Swarovski, Segnalita Ventures GmbH negotiates early-stage investments and advises highly motivated visionaries.


TFM is a software development and online marketing agency in the heart of Tyrol. The young agency was founded with the goal to drive innovation, and to help companies to present their great products correctly to acquire new customers.

These Moments

Minutes pass. Seconds fly. But a moment lasts an eternity. Events created by these moments.


The mobility startup ummadum developed an innovative mobility platform to motivate people to share their rides and ride together, especially during rush hour. The startup created a unique points-based system to motivate people using the app. Municipalities, local stores and also individuals benefit from this innovative idea.


Progressive search engine optimisation & competitive media design.


WEBSO ensures that clients make the most of the internet by implementing effective online marketing strategies. WEBSO supports clients in attracting new customers, promoting sales, enhancing their online presence, communicating information, retaining customers and cultivating brand image. Customers receive competent advice from the early stages of an idea to the implementation of a full-fledged concept. Intensive aftercare is an important component of overall project success.


[wedesigntrips](( is a spin-off of ASI Reisen, a leading tour operator for international, active and adventurous travel for more than 50 years. This new Tyrolean start-up pairs travellers with handpicked local travel companies on every continent around the world. The service allows participants to easily select and plan custom trips offered by select local travel experts directly via the messaging platform. wedesigntrips is your professional partner for tailor-made adventures far from the beaten path. Since it was founded, the travel start-up has been housed at Werkstätte Wattens.