Innovation hub for sustainability

The motivation of the next incubator

We shape the future: Together with our partners and customers, we sow ideas with ecological, economic and social added value in order to create innovations for the future. As an independent innovation platform, we want to support sustainable and visionary projects with our expertise. We are convinced of one thing: progress and environmental awareness do not exclude each other. Matter of fact, it is the complete opposite. Synergies of nature and technology ensure proper sustainability.

economical | ecological | social


Are you part of a start-up and have innovative visions that make a noticeable contribution to our future? Perfect. Because we are looking for startups with ideas that have a positive impact on the climate and counteract the challenges associated with climate change. You can also apply outside of ongoing calls at any time:

Maybe your idea is the invention of the future?
We should get to know each other!

think tank

Innovations with meaning

As an independent think tank, we look for and support those innovations that drive real sustainability. Specifically, we help with projects in the areas Generation, storage technology, energy efficiency and Mobilitywho bring improvements or actually solve problems in their field.

What projects are we currently working on?
We'll show you:


Smart optimization of tomorrow's electromobility


Charging the e-car with a credit or debit card

Our valuable network

Partnership for a future worth living

Sustainability is multifaceted. That's why we rely on a broad partner network with expertise in a wide variety of areas. This is how we can look after each project individually and shape our future together.

Become a partner?

We are aware that knowledge grows when it is shared. For this reason we are constantly looking for innovation partners. Because together we can ensure real sustainability.

“The most important thing is to connect with people”

Team next incubator

The shapers of the future

Seeing the whole project through the eyes of the inventors - exactly our strength!
We burn for new ideas, extraordinary thoughts and live sustainability in all its different facets. Because together we can shape tomorrow today.

Thomas Wiedner, Head of next incubator
Matthias Schaffer, Head of R&D, Sustainability Strategy
Christian Orthofer, Subsidy management, project climate neutrality
Gernot Schrock, Calls & startup projects, R&D projects
George Nistl, Partner network, idea management
Karin Pirolt, Funding management, competence building
Christa Kloibhofer-Krampl, Marketing & Communication
Andrea Prattes, Budget & organization
Barbara Huetter, Idea management & organization
Patrick Landerl, Projects Sustainable energy innovations

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