Start of the Urban Innovators Challenge


The Federal Ministry of Transport, innovation and Technology (bmvit) and AustriaTech invite to participate the Urban Innovators Challenge 2014. Austrian Start-Ups can submit their up-and-coming innovative ideas of how to improve life in the cityof the future. The goal of this initiative is to give new, innovative technological solutions the necessary push towards market maturity. Three successful young teams will be chosen to take part in a newly launched three-month accelerator programme at the coworking space of sektor5.

When: March 27, 2014, 7p.m.
Where: sector5, Siebenbrunnengasse 44, A-1050 Vienna

„New technologies can make an important contribution to optimise the quality of our daily life and to influence change processes like urbanisation in a positive way.“, says Doris Bures, the Austrian Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology. Sektor5 manager Yves Schulz is happy to see the partnership between the three parties kick off. “I am quite excited about it,” he said. “Our partners are really listening to the needs of the community with this project.”

Project ideas can be submitted to the jury in the categories mobility, energy, living and housing and information and communications technologies. The top three will then be selected and have the opportunity to be part of the accelerator programme at sektor5. There, alongside having a place to work at, the teams will also have the chance to participate in consulting meetings and pitching trainings.

Additionally interested start-ups have the possibility to submit for a concrete call of ASFINAG, the Austrian motorway operator. The Challenges will be in the field of fututre mobility developements. Details will be announce at the Kick-Off on March 27, 2014.

Further information here.