With a 450-year background of industrial history and entrepreneurial tradition, and with the goal of sustainable regional development in mind, we endeavour to develop Werkstätte Wattens into one of the Alps’ leading founder- and entrepreneurship centres.

It is our mission, to the best of our ability, to support and nurture startups and businesses in various stages of development on their exciting journey of growth and emergence.

No matter the destination, we offer every partner company tailor-made services appropriate to their developmental stage.

We support our partners to ensure they thrive, because after all, their success is our success. We will have achieved our goal when businesses choose to grow and develop here with us in our region. Only then will we have truly ensured lasting regional development.

Developing a successful business model and navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of entrepreneurship requires plenty of determination and passion, as well as assistance from the surroundings. We want to offer our partners precisely this kind of support.

Our services comprise three major areas:


Across 6,500m², Werkstätte Wattens provides plenty of opportunities for individual development. We have the right space for every phase of development and our modern and open working environment includes a Co-Working Space, Team Offices, Workshops & Production areas and our own FabLab. This unique space is designed to foster dialogue, the mutual exchange of ideas and collaboration.


When starting out, businesses are confronted by a wealth of questions. Our broad range of [programmes and services] provides partners with exciting insights into business topics essential for success and advises them in overcoming complex hurdles. To provide optimal support, we invite experts from fields such as tax law, intellectual property protection, design thinking, finance or funding to share their valuable experiences and essential insights. This allows us to advance and promote interdisciplinary exchange, whilst also encouraging co-creation.


We see our role as an interface between our partners and interesting personalities and institutions from our network. Depending on the challenges at hand, we establish contact to investors, funding agencies, universities, politics, businesses or other startups, all of which prove helpful to businesses, especially during early stages of development.