I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser

The I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser promotes the continual development of the Tyrolean startup ecosystem. In addition to supporting the Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship, I.E.C.T co-developed the format “Camp Zwei” along with Standortagentur Tyrol and Startup.Tirol in the Werkstätte Wattens.


Destination Wattens and Land Tyrol cooperate on many levels. One example is the project “Bilingual Education - English from Small to Big,” which is a subsidised programme. Also Werkstätte Wattens benefits from the partnership, including support in equipment for the Co-Working Space and Fablab or an initiative to help startups and partners to rent working spaces. As part of this programme, businesses receive funds (3 euros per m²) to pay rent for a period of no longer than four years.


A collaborative partner since Summer 2016, Schumbeta is a club for sustainable entrepreneurship, innovative designers and pioneers. As part of a forum hosted by Werkstätte Wattens on the topic of “City – Countryside – Flow,” participants reflected on the regional area and how to create added value.


Standortagentur Tyrol is an important partner of the Werkstaette Wattens initiative, providing support in programme conception for the development and acceleration of new business models. The format “Camp Zwei” was developed as part of this programme along with Standortagentur, Startup.Tirol and I.E.C.T..

New Venture Scouting

New Venture Scouting has many years of experience with cooperations between established companies and startups, and offers its expertise to both worlds in Wattens. For instance, Werner Wutscher, founder and CEO, talked about the Dos and Don’ts in corporate startup collaborations within the event series “Morning Glory” hosted by Werkstätte Wattens.

Austrian Angel Investors Association

The Austrian Angel Investors Association – short aaia – is the private high-level network of around 200 successful entrepreneurs, investors and corporates in Austria. Together with strong partners we raise awareness of alternative investments and connect Investors and those, who want to become one.


In 2000, HYVE the innovation company was founded in Munich, followed by further locations in Vienna, Gran Canaria and Jakarta. Currently, more than 80 international employees serve over 500 clients. These include 70% of DAX companies from all industrial and service sectors. The focus of its business activities is on open innovation, but HYVE is also a successful incubator and start-up builder. Further, with more than 350 scientific publications HYVE is one of the largest non-university research centers worldwide.


WhatAVenture is a worldwide operating innovation consultancy, guiding new business ideas to success. The focus of our work is the combination of corporate power with startup agility. Our proven methods enable innovators to quickly validate and implement their business ideas.


The InnCubator accompanies young founders in their development as entrepreneurs and mainly supports companies and startup teams in the early formation phase. The offered service is individually and flexibly adapted to the startups and is based on the strengths of the networks of the University and the Economic Chamber.