UiG stands for “supporting innovative startup projects” (Umsetzung innovativer Gründungsvorhaben) and is a special programme of the Carinthia Economic Promotion Fund for innovative, technology-oriented and knowledge-based startup projects with significant business potential. The goal is to support innovators in developing their own idea up to the point of launching their own business. The programme is cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF.
Steps to taking part in the UiG programme
Summary of UiG programme conditions
The applicant must have a Matura, several years of professional experience or a third-level degree.
Assistance of innovative, technology-oriented and knowledge-based innovations with significant business potential.
Support, advice and training:
9 months maximum – subject to positive result at screening by UiG after 5 months. Projects evaluated negatively at this point end after 6 months. Entrepreneurs are employed at the participating organization.
* Gross including employer’s contributions and pro rata special payments
** Final decision to award this component made by jury