Smart Lab Carinthia

Type: Incubators and Coworking places
Location: Austria
Contact: Erich Schwarz

Who are we?

The Smart Labs Carinthia are established as a cooperation project between the two major cities in Carinthia, Klagenfurt and Villach and also between the two universities Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

Which phases of Start-ups do we support?

  • Business idea
  • Seed/ Start-ups

Start-ups from which industries are we servicing?

We support all Austrian | Carinthian companies. we do not define a specific focus. The focus is defined by each partner institution. But anyhow, start-up developments have applications in all industrial fields such as:
  • Business and Productivity
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Life Science and Agriculture
  • Lifestyle and Entertainment
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Other industries

What kind of services do we offer?

The purpose is
  • to provide a functional teaching and research laboratory for the production of simple prototypes
  • the access to experts and professionals
  • the simple operation of the prototyping machines by the target group as well as easy work on own projects or products
  • put learned knowledge into practice (students, graduates, pupils, founders)
  • open up opportunities to help founders implement their ideas
  • guided opening hours to allow low-threshold access
Business know-how
  • Prototyping
Innovating & intellectual property
  • Knowhow regarding the topic through staff of the universities

  • Access to different types of machines and facilities

What is our vision?

Efficient and targeted promotion of research, teaching and start-up projects in the field of prototype development.
Objective of the Smart Lab Carinthia is
  • Integration of rapid prototyping in teaching and research
  • Support of students, researchers and founders within the realization of (research) projects through attractive infrastructure and know-how
  • Networking and cooperation with schools and business practice
  • Low-threshold access to innovative manufacturing technologies for students, pupils and researchers
  • Contribution to the development of the business location Carinthia

How can you contact us?

In case of interest, please refer your questions to Erich Schwarz, or Erich Hartlieb,

Klagenfurt: SmartLab Carinthia@AAU (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Universitätsstrasse 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Villach: Science & Energy Labs, T10 (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences), Europastraße 3, 9524 Villach


SmartLab Carinthia@AAU (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Universitätsstrasse 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee