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i²c STARTacademy 2018 – the Bootcamp 4 Scientists

Identifying market opportunities for potential spin-out ideas coming from research

STARTacademy participants

STARTacademy participants

Identifying and evaluating market opportunities - these are the first steps for scientists who want to transfer their technology or their research results into successful products or services. The i²c STARTacademy supports scientists to develop an initial understanding of research transfer, either in the application or commercialization opportunities of their results. Tools and methods enable scientists to develop a business model and a first financial plan. Our bootcamp helps you identify how to transform your research into a potential spinout.


  • Your participation is your first step towards a potential spin-out Fellowship application (FFG funding amounting to EUR 500,000)
  • PhD students have the opportunity to qualify for the i²c Award - a high potential PhD scholarship amounting to EUR 5000 plus workplace in the i²c co-working space incl. participation in the TUW i² incubation program after finishing the PhD
  • Identify application fields: develop market opportunities for your own technology
  • Business model generation
  • Financial planning: which financing options are available, do they fit your utilization philosophy and what implementation strategy is needed
  • Mentoring from inter- / national coaches, founders, and investors
  • Pitch training: present and communicate your ideas in a short, comprehensible and compelling manner
  • Full access to the i²c Founder and Investor Network


  • Bootcamp for maximum 10 teams, the participants work on their own technology
  • Target group: TU Wien scientists and researchers from all disciplines
  • Language: English
  • Participation is free of charge and limited to 10 projects


3 days intensive training and workshop, Pitch-event with a jury of experts (at the i²c Networking Friday)

Date and location:
February 13th-15th, 2018
1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13

Application process:
Please send a brief description of your technology to <link> by January 14th, 2018 latest. The description should include a short summary of your research result, the names and affiliation of your team members (at least 3 per project), the state of the art and what makes your project unique in the field of application. Additionally, please provide a brief description of your expectations from the program. Workshop language and language of submission is English. More details can be found on our website: <link http: _blank>

Alexandra NEGOESCU
Scientific Program Manager
Innovation Incubation Center (i²c)
+43-1-58801-406 672