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.

As a funding expert for neighbourhood businesses, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I am also the contact person for our current funding initiative Vienna Planet Fund. In our effort to strengthen local economic structures, I provide support in the operational implementation of our Commercial Districts project.

As an innovation funding expert, 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 Vienna Planet Fund.

Facts about the Vienna Planet Fund

Maximum funding amount:

250,000 euros per project

Co-funding rate:

45%

Minimum project value

30,000 euros

Who is eligible?

Austrian and international companies implementing their climate-related development proposal in Vienna. Existing small, medium, and large companies, as well as founders in Vienna. We also provide funding to partners such as universities, universities of applied sciences, associations, and non-university research institutions.

Business sectors:

All business sectors.

Eligible costs:

Consultation and development costs, costs for patent registrations, as well as training and professional development, payroll costs, costs for machines, devices, equipment, consumables, intellectual property rights, and licenses.

Upfront payment:

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

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Documents for your submission of a Vienna Planet Fund application:

A duly completed online funding application, an application confirmation, as well as 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.

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 10,000 euros. Startup bonus: 5,000 euros. The women's bonus is awarded if your development proposal is managed by a woman with the necessary qualifications. If a new company is founded as part of the development proposal, we'll also pay a startup bonus.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

GBER Articles 22, 25, 28, 29, and de minimis

Typical steps when applying for the Vienna Planet Fund

1.
Developing a project idea
2.
Consultation at Vienna Business Agency
3.
Selecting the funding that's right for you
4.
Organising your project content
5.
Online project submission
6.
Project assessment by a jury
7.
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

Information material on the Vienna Planet Fund

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 March 2024 to 28 February 2025
Submission deadlines 2024:31 May, 31 August, 30 November