The support and networking programme for national and international start-ups with sustainable solutions for the Alpine region.

October - December 2020 | Werkstätte Wattens | Tirol

Does your product or service improve life and business in the Alpine region? Are you looking for the right partners in the field of alpine technologies to position your product or service on the market? Then apply now for the Alpine Tech Accelerator!

The Alpine Tech Innovation Hub is an international innovation and entrepreneurship centre for Alpine technologies. As a brand new format, the Alpine Tech Accelerator aims to bring promising start-ups in the field of sustainable Alpine technologies to Tyrol, to support them in entering the market and network with partners, established companies and investors relevant to this phase.

Who is the programme for?

The Alpine Tech Accelerator is aimed at startups with the following requirements:

Project Idea

innovative, scalable & solves a problem in the alpine region


founded company, existing team

Company Location

is located outside Tyrol, interest in Tyrol as a location exists


Market entry phase (existing product & first customers)


sustainable & suitable for at least one area of Alpine technologies*

* Alpine Mobility, Alpine Safety, Alpine Construction, Sports & Outdoor, Alpine Tourism


ANavS GmbH

ANavS develops and offers precise positioning systems, mapping services and snow monitoring systems.

CAMPPA Smart Parking Systems GmbH

CAMPPA is a smart parking solutions app for caravans and e-cars to book and pay the parking spaces and to create legality as well as added value.

Flying Basket

We create new opportunities in aviation by developing high payload drones and drone operations.

KEEGO Technologies GmbH

KEEGO has developed the world’s first squeezable metal bottle.

TR2 srls

Alpine water resource analysis via satellite glaciers investigation.


We design and produce backpacks with one mission: relief you from musculair and skeletal pain.

The Programme

The Alpine Tech Accelerator is a three-month support and networking programme for national and international start-ups. The programme brings promising, early-stage start-ups to Tyrol to help them enter the market and network with local players, established companies, as well as experts, investors and the local start-up scene.


Up to 6 startups will be invited to Tyrol over a period of 3 months, of which at least one team member will be on site for the duration of the program. These are the contents:

  • Kick-off event in Wattens, Tyrol
  • 3-month programme with 7 workshop modules (Definition of the Alpine Market Space, Partnership & Cooperations, Purpose & Impact, Communication Methods & Story Definition, Funding & Investments, ...)
  • Individual coaching on the basis of individual needs
  • Individual Mentoring & Matchmaking
  • 1:1 sessions and networking meetings with established companies and potential cooperation partners
  • Participation in various events
  • Peer2Peer programme with local startups from Werkstätte Wattens
  • Ongoing communication and reporting via Alpine Tech and partner channels
  • Demo Day with investors and established companies in Wattens, Tyrol

€ 3.000,-

Subsidy for travel and accommodation costs (on presentation of invoice)


Free workplace in the Alpine Tech Innovation Hub & access to the FabLab


with potential cooperation and sales partners, investors & local startups


Discounts and/or tickets for events (2 tickets for Skinnovation/team, etc.)

Spare Time

Tickets for public transport & leisure activities

Download conditions of participation (pdf)

Covid-19 Note: In the event of official restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, such as restrictions on freedom of travel or security measures that prevent the implementation of a presence format, we reserve the right to hold the Alpine Tech Accelerator as a digital format or to implement it only partially on site in Tyrol.


Daniel Cronin

Daniel Cronin is a serial entrepreneur, university lecturer, moderator and keynote speaker. He is a founding member of the mobile agency all about apps, a joint venture of i5invest and runtastic, Co-Founder and Board Member of AustrianStartups (Austria largest start-up platform and think tank for innovative entrepreneurship) and co-founder and partner of the Vienna Mentoring Group (, a mentoring programme for early-stage startups.

Arun Muthirulan

Arun Muthirulan is innovation specialist, mentor and investor. He has worked with 70+ technology and services firms, in advisory, commercial and operational roles including several university spinouts, SMEs and corporates, to take new products and services based on novel science and technology to market. Typically Arun works at CxO/senior management level, with broad sector experience in Smart Grids, Lighting, Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Defence, Media, Computing, Telecoms, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Industrial Biotech.

Anna Winklehner

Anna Winklehner is an expert for cooperation projects at the interface between start-ups and established companies. From her rich and diverse experience in socio-economics, innovation management and adult education she draws profound know-how for the support and management of innovation processes. At New Venture Scouting, she supports start-up teams as a consultant and coach during the commercialization process and implements matching processes between corporates and start-ups.

Werner Wutscher

Werner Wutscher (founder and managing director of New Venture Scouting) was born in Carinthia as the son of a mountain farmer family, so sustainability in a holistic sense became his future strategy. His professional expertise lies in the development of new business models. As a business angel and coach he has supported a large number of founders and currently holds shares in seven start-up companies. Prior to this, Werner Wutscher spent 14 years in senior management positions in companies such as Agrana Beteiligungs AG, REWE International AG and the Austrian Federal Administration. In addition to a degree in law from the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Werner Wutscher holds a degree from Harvard University (USA).

Matthias Monreal

Matthias Monreal is a Coach, Consultant, and Social Entrepreneur. He spent a decade in Science & Research, founded a Social Startup, and is now following his purpose as Coach and Consultant. At Startup.Tirol he covers the topics purpose, impact, and culture. He lectures at the University of Innsbruck on Impact Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. As independent Coach and Consultant he focuses on personal and culture transformation. He is a founding member of the Conscious Consulting Group.

Klaus Grössinger

Klaus Grössinger supports growth financing with the Investor*Innennetzwerk Tirol. He has more than 10 years of experience in high-tech start-up investments, technology transfer and investment management. As founder and CEO he has built up a spin-off in the research area of life science and chemistry with 20 employees. Klaus Grössinger was a member of the supervisory board of one of the largest biotech research companies in Austria and is a graduate and lecturer at the University of Innsbruck.

Thomas Gramann

Thomas Gramann is employed by the Standortagentur Tirol and accompanies domestic and foreign companies during the establishment and expansion of their business. The Standortagentgur Tirol is an institution of the State of Tyrol and part of the Lebensraum Tirol Holding. Its services include establishing contacts with external service providers (e.g. tax consultancy, legal advice, real estate offices or banks) as well as consulting on subsidies together with our in-house experts. Support with administrative procedures and integration into the in-house cluster network are further services. The cooperation in the project "Alpines Sportland Tirol" of Lebensraum Tirol Holding provides valuable insights into our sports location and the networking of important partners in the state. As a bank employee, Thomas Gramann previously worked in various departments of renowned financial institutions.



Application Deadline


Startup Selection & Information


Kick-Off Event


Programme with Workhops, Coachings, Events & more


Demo Day



Your workplace at the Alpine Tech Innovation Hub, right in the middle of the mountains.



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