Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (University of Klagenfurt)

Type: Universities and other R&D institutions
Location: Austria

Who are we?

The University of Klagenfurt is the largest research and higher education institution in the state of Carinthia. It ranks among the 350 best universities worldwide (THE ranking). The Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship acts as a central knowledge hub in the field of Entrepreneurship. Special series of events for founders, a separate entrepreneurship study branch at Master level and a PhD program in Entrepreneurship are offered. Moreover, students profit from an optimal infrastructural framework that facilitates idea and business model generation (inspire!Lab), rapid prototyping (Fab Lab) and company foundation (incubator build!).

Which phases of startups do we support?

  • Business idea
  • Seed/startup

Startups from which industries are we servicing?

  • Business and Productivity
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Life Science and Agriculture
  • Lifestyle and Entertainment
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Other

What kind of services do we offer?

  • Business know-how
We offer holistic and extensive know-how in all business-related areas. To approach the rising importance of interdisciplinarity, insights from other faculties (cultural and technical faculty) inform our know-how delivery. Moreover, students and other stakeholders profit from our research strength by having access to latest research findings. With specific offerings for the public (e.g. the public lecture “Erfolgreich selbständig werden” and a range of events in the course of the series “WiWiaktuell”.
  • Innovating & intellectual property
The Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship provides extensive knowledge in how to develop an innovation from the idea into a successful product or an entire new company.
  • Networking & matchmaking
As a university we are a central knowledge hub that features an excellent network of regional and international partners in the area of research, economy and the public.
  • Infrastructure
Students profit from an excellent infrastructure. With the inspire!Lab, where ideas are generated and transformed into business models, the FAB Lab, where prototypes are constructed using 3D printing and the build! incubator, the entire process from the idea to company foundation can be supported.

What is our vision?

Inspiring innovation – via excellence in research and teaching.

How can you contact us?



Universitätsstraße 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee