As a funding expert for internationalisation and neighbourhood businesses,  I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I am also the person to contact if you are looking to launch a business in a vacant commercial space.

As a funding expert for innovation and internationalisation, I assist businesses in implementing their project ideas – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for the Startup Grant, Vienna Planet Fund and International Market Entry Funding.

Facts about International Market Entry Funding

Maximum funding amount:

50,000 euros per project

Co-funding rate:

50% for all companies

Minimum project value:

20,000 euros

Who is eligible?

Existing small and medium enterprises headquartered in Vienna.

Business sectors:

All business sectors.

Eligible costs:

Personnel costs, travel expenses, intangible investment costs such as licenses or concessions, and costs incurred as a result of your market entry abroad.

Upfront payment:

Up to maximum 50% of the awarded funding amount can be paid up front.

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 5,000 euros. The women's bonus is awarded if your development proposal is managed by a woman with the necessary qualifications. 

Documents for your submission to receive International Market Entry Funding:

A duly completed online funding application, an application confirmation, a de minimis declaration, your latest annual financial statements, and/or an income statement.

Assessment:

An independent jury will assess your submission and provide a recommendation for your development proposal's funding.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De minimis

Typical steps when applying for International Market Entry Funding

1.
Selecting the funding that's right for you
2.
Consultation at the Vienna Business Agency
3.
Organising your project content
4.
Online project submission
5.
Project assessment by a jury
6.
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

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Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026
Submission deadlines 2024:15 April, 31 July, 15 November