"Innovate4Vienna" helps to keep businesses and institutions in Vienna running. Have a look at all 36 projects identified for funding.
4 million euros were available for the funding program "Innovate4Vienna", up to 200,000 euros per project were possible (end of funding programm was June 30th). 36 Projects have been identified for funding.
These projects demonstrate the innovative power and enormous potential of Viennese companies to overcome the crisis. A rapid and flexible response was made to the changed conditions caused by the Corona crisis and intensive consideration was given to offering the best possible solutions in this extraordinary situation.
From ideas from virtual reality to the pneumatic tube system of the future, enabling sports classes in online mode, holiday offer apps, development of a digital visiting time management system and tangible products from 3D printers: the wide range of project ideas and their realisation is impressive!
Read here the summary of all funded projects :
Some quotes from the project submitters:
- "From now on, our pneumatic post boxes will transport goods in the hospital of the future with virus protection". (Peter Friedrich, business unit manager pneumatic tube systems and transport robots Ing. Sumetzberger GmbH)
- "The state-ordered closures of sports facilities in connection with the rapidly spreading novel corona virus meant that athletes were no longer allowed to visit their sports studios and sports providers lost their entire work base and turnover at a stroke. In close cooperation with our partner studios, we have developed an integrated solution for online class streaming that enables them to at least partially maintain studio operations even in times of "social distancing". (Hanno Lippitsch, CEO and founder Eversports)
- "Our Covid-19 Crowd Printing combines the capacity of over 800 private 3D printers into one large distributed factory. This enables us to produce thousands of face shields for doctors' offices, pharmacies or grocery stores within a few days. In the next step, we want to produce high-quality respirators for hospital staff in this way. We are working intensively with hospital operators to design the masks, and the first prototypes are already finished. (Roland Stelzer, founder and managing director of Happylab GmbH)
- "With the new holiday offer app, Viennese children know what's going on in summer. For example, we use virtual points to collect. Through this gamification element, children are encouraged to actively participate instead of passive consumption." (Michaela Amort, project manager at datenwerk innovationsagentur)
- "This year more children will stay in Vienna during the holidays than ever before. It is therefore essential that parents know what activities are taking place and can trust that their children will be well looked after." (Wolfgang Zeglovits, managing director at datenwerk innovationsagentur)