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:
ABS PROTECTION GMBH
ABS PROTECTION GMBH is specialized in producing innovative safety equipment to support mountaineers in their inspiring outdoor experiences. In 1985, ABS developed the first avalanche backpack and is considered the inventor of this groundbreaking product for the protection of winter sports enthusiasts. Since then, the company has been a pioneer in developing safety equipment for snow sports. The enterprise Spin Capital has taken over the majority shares of ABS in 2018, which has since been operating under ABS PROTECTION GMBH, based in Munich. The famous former ski professional Felix Neureuther is a co-owner of the brand.
Areas of activity: Sports, Hardware
Bluenetics GmbH is a startup company located in the Werkstätte Wattens. Main focus is the development, production and sales of electronics modules for the Internet of Things (IoT). Bluenetics has set itself the goal to deliver high tech solutions from Austria to the whole world and create highly qualified jobs in RnD.
Areas of activity: Community & Network, Communication, Software Engeneering, Software Development, Digitization, Voice Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Tech
BrokerBulls is one of the few European and the only West Austrian trading platform for crypto assets. Brokerbulls also offers a lot of services such as: consulting, Bitcoin machines, payment systems, smart contracts and blockchain development, cold storage hardware and staking.
Areas of activity: Tech, Digitization, Consulting, Software Development, Software Engeneering
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.
Areas of activity: Tourism & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Community & Network, Design, Branding, Communication, Lifestyle, Journalism, Online Marketing, Marketing, Digitization, Sports, Architecture, Music, Culture, Arts
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.
Areas of activity: Tech, Hardware, Robotic
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.
Areas of activity: Design, Branding, Communication, Online Marketing, Marketing, Travel, Photography, Sports, Architecture, Culture, Arts, Industrial Design, Mobility & Traffic Solutions, Movie Production
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.
Areas of activity: Mobility & Traffic Solutions, Lifestyle, Community & Network, Culture, Communication, Arts, Architecture, Digitization, Marketing, E-Mobility
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.
Areas of activity: Consulting, Design, Branding, Communication, Lifestyle, User Experience, UX Design, User Testing, Online Marketing, Marketing, Digitization, Tech
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.
Areas of activity: Consulting
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.
Areas of activity: Communication, Community & Network, Food & Beverage, Digitization, Tourism & Hospitality, Software Engeneering, Software Development
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.
Areas of activity: Communication, Consulting, Digitization, Software Development, Software Engeneering, Pharma Industry
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.
Areas of activity: Hardware, Pharma Industry, Tech, Medtech, Robotic
Clarity, security and stability during transformation.
As a company developer and expert for organizational culture and change, Karin Jungmann guides companies through periods of change and helps them strengthen their competencies. Her expertise is based on extensive experience from working with international companies as well as several years of living in the highly volatile environment of Laos. During this time she learned to successfully handle uncertainties and trust her own intuition. Karin now combines this experience with effective modern tools and fresh opportunities to help businesses and their employees to develop and grow.
Areas of activity: Communication, Consulting, Culture, HR & Organisation
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.
Areas of activity: Community & Network, Consulting, Food & Beverage, Lifestyle, Medtech, Pharma Industry, Nutrition, Health
Helping interesting companies doing interesting things. Advertising // Ideas // Concept // Marketing // Production and Fine-tuning. verynice.at
Areas of activity: Consulting, Design, Branding, Communication, Lifestyle, Online Marketing, Culture, Arts, Marketing
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.
Areas of activity: Arts, Culture, Music
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.
Areas of activity: Arts, Design, Industrial Design
Monkee - Simply Saving!
Monkee has the mission to help people to improve their financial health. The Monkee app combines behavioral design, gamification and machine learning to support people to save more money for their future.
Areas of activity: Communication, Lifestyle, Software Engeneering, Software Development, Digitization, Artificial Intelligence, Tech
Olivia Cake Designs
Olivia designs and bakes delicious products for most any occasion. Olivia’s cupcakes and deserts are artistic masterpieces manufactured with the utmost skill and attention to detail.
Areas of activity: Food & Beverage, Lifestyle
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.
Areas of activity: Branding, Communication, Food & Beverage, Hardware, Lifestyle, Mobility & Traffic Solutions, Tourism & Hospitality
Pixelparker creates professional web applications and software solutions. Tailored to the respective problem, we supply the customer with easy-to-use applications that are efficient and correspond to the current state of the art.
Areas of activity: Software Development, Software Engeneering, Web Development, Consulting
Sustainable, fashionable functional clothing - that’s what PYUA is known for since its foundation in 2008. The love of nature is both: driving force and inspiration. That is why all products are consistently made from sustainable and recyclable materials. The products can be completely recycled through the CLOSED-LOOP-RECYCLING process. Since sustainability also means using products longterm and in a versatile way, a modern, clean design has also become a characteristic feature of PYUA’s Ecorrect outerwear. This way, the functional clothing is the perfect partner when freeriding, but is also at home in the big city. Together with ABS, the Freeride Film Festival and the Freeride Experience, PYUA belongs to Spin Capital, based in Munich.
Areas of activity: Sports, Lifestyle
Inspired by the legacy of Gernot Langes-Swarovski, Segnalita Ventures GmbH negotiates early-stage investments and advises highly motivated visionaries.
Areas of activity: Investment, Business Angel
Minutes pass. Seconds fly. But a moment lasts an eternity. Events created by these moments.
Areas of activity: Food & Beverage, Lifestyle, Tourism & Hospitality
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.
Areas of activity: Community & Network, Lifestyle, Software Engeneering, Software Development, Digitization, Travel, Mobility & Traffic Solutions, Tech
Unbound coffee roaster sells speciality coffee from all around the world, carefully roasted at Werkstätte Wattens. With coffee purchased directly from farmers, Unbound guarantees a true coffee experience that blends great taste with a clear conscience.
Areas of activity: Food & Beverage, Lifestyle, Tourism & Hospitality
UriSalt develops non-invasive, hand-held urine point-of-care test devices, which rapidly assess the status of physiologically essential electrolytes in the body.
Areas of activity: Medtech
Areas of activity: Consulting, Digitization, Online Marketing, Software Development, Software Engeneering, Tech
VerVieVas tells and visualises expert stories using graphic recording, explainer videos and infographics. The 35 creative minds illustrate complex topics in a simple and appealing way. Vervievas brings innovative and exciting products, ideas, services and concepts to life and into the hearts and minds of your audience!
Areas of activity: Arts, Branding, Communication, Consulting, Design, Digitization, Marketing, Online Marketing, User Experience
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.
Areas of activity: Software Engeneering, Software Development, Web Development, Online Marketing