Industriellenvereinigung Kärnten (IV) | “Federation of Austrian Industries” Carinthia

Type: Other service providers
Location: Austria
Contact: Gilbert Waldner

Who are we?

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) is a voluntary representative of the interests of Austrian industry. Currently, IV has currently more than 4,400 members. The Federation of Austrian Industries is a Powerful voice in the Region of Carinthia, Styria, in Austria and in Europe The Federation of Austrian Industries is the voluntary and independent representation of interests of the Austrian industry and its related sectors. Since 1946 the IV has taken part in all legislative processes as a recognised partner of politics. A federal organisation, nine regional groups and the IV-office in Brussels represent the issues of its currently more than 4,400 members in the manufacturing sector, credit and insurance sector, infrastructure and industry-oriented services in Austria and Europe. The Federation’s members represent more than 80 per cent of domestic manufacturing companies.

Which phases of Start-ups do we support?

  • Business idea
  • Seed/ Start-ups
  • Growth

Start-ups from which industries are we servicing?

Start-ups and established company development have applications in all industry fields, such as described as follows, but is based on the resources and competences available in the IV-network.
  • 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?

IV Carinthia represents most of the leading industrial companies in the country. These companies cooperate with a large number of service providers and suppliers. There is also a lot of potential for founders in this context - especially in Carinthia. The IV wants to raise awareness of the increased cooperation with start-ups and to support its members to dock on appropriate platforms and to act as an investor.

Networking & matchmaking
  • Network access through the huge network of enterprises in different fields (e.g. meet them at specific events)
Access to markets
  • Enterprises force the innovation power of start-ups
  • Enterprises support through their market knowledge and excellence, starting with a customer supplier relationship

What is our vision?

Through innovative concepts and expertise the Federation strives to make Austria fit for the future at the interface between business and politics. At the European level the Federation of Austrian Industries, one of Europe’s most modern and powerful employers’ associations, is the voice of Austria’s industry in the industry and employers’ association BusinessEurope.

How can you contact us?

In case of interest, please refer your questions to the office of Gilbert Waldner (


Industriellenvereinigung Kärnten, Dr.-Franz-Palla-Gasse 21, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee