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Start: 06.11.2020

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Application deadline EXTENSION UNTIL: 18.12.2020


December 2020 & January 2021

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February 2021

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What's it about?

These five established corporates are looking for startups with innovative solutions for specific tasks. We offer jointly implemented business and cooperation in Vienna. All details in the descriptions.

Onboarding in Non-Retail segment

Onboarding concerns both the initiation of a business relationship and the creation and conclusion of a business account. In our non-retail segment, business customers (small, medium, large enterprise) as well as corporations under public law (municipalities, institutions, etc.) and cooperative / commercial housing are served.

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Digitization & automation of the offer process

The offer process consists of three sections or elements: reading in the customer's order based on a technical drawing, reading in and recognizing the drawing and converting it into a 3D model for material calculation, and selecting the most suitable machine and determining the cycle rate.

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Optimierte Accessability & Customer Experience

Accessability & Customer Experience in the areas of marketing, customization, configuration & visualization and booking & payment as well as after-sales of premises and related services.

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Redesign of the MICE-experiences

Redesign of experience and offer to customers (event planners, event participants) - using technology, applications and new business models that take into account or even use the existing spatial offers and conditions as well as the infrastructure of the companies (hotels, event centers, locations). The aim is to configure an easy-to-use tool or package of tools for companies in the MICE industry.

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Motivation & Support in Patient Journey

The solution shall help the patients to adhere to best practices for optimal clinical results, throughout the whole patient journey from initial diagnoses into the longer term selfcare phase. The solution shall incorporate and/or emphasise current and possible future L&R products and services to support patients.

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A project of the Vienna and Niederösterreich Chamber of Commerce 2020

Kick-off for Innovation to Company - Season 6

For the first time, the Chamber of Commerce (WK) Vienna and Lower Austria are jointly organizing the start-up challenge “Innovation to Company”. A total of five buddies from the two federal states are looking for innovative startups through this initiative. The aim is the cooperation between established companies and startups in order to create new business. In the past five years, 25 companies have already been supported in the same way in Vienna.

“Innovation is one of the supporting pillars for the positive development of our business location. We also have to think beyond the borders of the federal states. I am therefore very pleased that we are now also promoting innovation for the first time together with WK Lower Austria, ”says WKW President Walter Ruck. “The joint initiative between Vienna and Lower Austria strengthens our well-established cooperation for our members across national borders,” emphasizes WKNÖ President Wolfgang Ecker.

Innovation as driver and guide

The reconstruction after the drastic experiences triggered by the Corona crisis is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and will produce many innovations. “Innovation is a motor and drive for coping with the current situation. With this initiative we want to make an active and quick contribution, ”said Wolfgang Ecker. The crisis has shown how quickly adaptation and digitization can be realized in many areas. “This flexibility and agility of the company was impressive and shows what is possible under adverse circumstances. We want to learn from this and, with our initiative, stimulate collaboration between startups and established companies for new business and innovation, ”explains Walter Ruck.


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