The Vienna Business Agency has undertaken a diverse range of initiatives to help people to become more aware of and to experience research on a day-to-day basis. The goal is to inform the public about new technology and achievements in research and, in particular, to create enthusiasm among the scientists and researchers of tomorrow.
Workshops for school groups
Ideenattacke – 3rd and 4th grades
The Ideenattacke workshop gives primary school children the opportunity to spend a morning exploring the world of science. Students discover the significance of research and innovation and encounter exciting examples in Vienna. Children spend the research period learning:
to draw connections between terms like “research” and “innovation” and actual aspects of their everyday lives
to recognise the relevance of research and innovation for our society
about different professions in the sciences
and, last but not least, to be inventive
Ideenattacke workshops will begin in April 2021, and will be held at the Vienna Business Agency.
Future Health – 7th and 8th grades
Future Health workshops introduce students to Viennese success stories in biotechnology and medical engineering. Students discover which professions in this sector have the best prospects and what a working day really looks like. Workshops conclude with an opportunity for the young participants to get creative and invent their own medical product.
Future Health workshops are designed to stimulate interest in less well-known but very promising professions at the interface of health and technology, and to support young people in exploring relevant career paths.
Green Tech – 7th and 8th grades
The concept of GreenTech covers innovations and technologies in environmental protection and sustainability. GreenTech workshops introduce students to a range of “green” innovations in Vienna in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. A career guidance package offers the workshop participants a comprehensive choice of educational and career options – all with great prospects. Students then use their new-found knowledge to get creative and develop their own sustainable solutions.
These interactive career guidance workshops raise awareness of sustainability and inspire young people to actively take control of their futures through their choice of career.
IT&Me – workshop for 13–14-year-olds
In this interactive workshop, your students will get to know the world of IT and digital technologies. Apprentices and other people who work in these areas will act as role models, provide interesting insights into their everyday work and talk about their personal experiences. Students can also learn the first steps of programming and develop their own innovative ideas for technology products and services.
New: family workshops
Get to know Viennese inventions, get creative yourself and develop your ideas for tomorrow! Everything is possible with the weekend programme for 8–14-year-olds in our adventure room in Seestadt commercial centre (Room 1220, Sonnenallee 122). In this workshop, you will taste the food of the future, build medical devices and discover what 3D printing can do. Here, workshop participants learn to be futurologists!
The adventure room invites you to discover the latest developments in IT, green technologies and life sciences. There is also an escape game all about marine biology. Every Saturday, the adventure room opens its doors to interested guests aged 8 and older.
The MINTrail introduces young people to the world of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology in a playful way through various offers in Vienna. Anyone aged 10-15 can take part, either at school or in their free time. Anyone who attends four different workshops and sends a photo of the full collection pass to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive a Sodexo voucher worth 15 euros.
If the session you want to book is already full, you can reserve a place on the waiting list. We will contact you if a place becomes available. Please send us a message if you are interested in reserving a place on the waiting list.
„The Ideenattacke workshops are part of the project "Innovative Vienna" (IWI). The project helps to strengthen the innovative power of Viennese companies, to stimulate cooperations in the development of people-centered digital technologies and innovative solutions for climate change and the circular economy, and to inspire young Viennese for future professions. You can find more information at www.efre.gv.at
„Die Future Health, IT&Me GreenTech und Wiener Erfindungen Workshops finden im Rahmen des Projektes „JOBITY“ statt. Dieses Projekt wird im Rahmen des Programms „INTERREG V-A Österreich-Tschechische Republik“ aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung gefördert.