Manuela Knobloch
Funding

As a funding expert for innovation and research, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Vienna Quality of Life and Healthcare Funding.

As a funding expert for research and innovation as well as science communication, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Vienna Quality of Life and Healthcare Funding.

Portrait von Manuela Schein, eine Frau mit kurzen blonden Haaren
Manuela Schein
Funding ∣ Team Leader

My job is to continuously refine our services for research and innovation businesses and ensure smooth workflows. Additionally, I assist businesses with their funded projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations.
 

Facts about Vienna Quality of Life Funding

Maximum funding amount per project:

150,000 euros per project

Co-funding rate:

maximum 50%

Minimum project value:

20,000 euros

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 5,000 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.

Who is eligible?

Small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as founders. In addition to companies, we also provide funding to Vienna-based associations and organisations in the social, research, and educational sectors as partners.

Business sectors:

All business sectors.

Eligible costs:

Payroll costs, consultation and development costs, investment costs for new machines and equipment, prototype construction costs as well as costs for structural modifications.

Upfront payment:

Up to a maximum of 50% of the approved funding amount can be paid up front. Don't forget your biannual progress report on your development proposal.

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Assessment:

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

Documents for your application to receive Vienna Quality of Life Funding:

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

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De-minimis

Typical steps when applying for Vienna Quality of Life funding

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 Vienna Quality of Life Funding

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 13 December 2026
Submission deadlines 2024:30 April, 31 August, 31 December