The support and networking programme for national and international startups with sustainable solutions for the Alpine region.

September - December 2021 | Werkstätte Wattens | Tyrol

Does your product or service improve life and business in the Alpine region? Are you operating B2B and 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. For the second time, the Alpine Tech Accelerator aims to bring promising startups 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, disruptive, scalable & solves a problem in the alpine region


company founded < 5 years ago, B2B focus, existing team

Company Location

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


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

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 10 startups will be invited to Tyrol over a period of 3 months, of which at least one team member has to be from the founding team and will be on site for the duration of the program (max. 2 people per team).

  • Visit the heart of the Alps and join face-to-face meetups in Tyrol, Austria
  • Grow and develop your business: joint expert sessions, individual support, funding opportunities, training & testing, peer-to-peer input
  • Get to know the Alpine Tech Community: receive input from local experts and corporates in the field of Alpine Technologies and get exposed to new talents and research institutes/universities
  • Work within a thriving startup ecosystem - at the Coworking of the Alpine Tech Innovation Hub in Tyrol, Wattens with access to the FabLab of Werkstätte Wattens
  • Discover the beauty of Tyrol! Enjoy hands-on outdoor community-building activities and grow as a person as well as in the team (hiking, skiing, and much more)

The Accelerator is structured in three modules:

  • Module 1: Market Insights & Research
  • Module 2: Business Development, Cooperation & Funding
  • Module 3: Call to Action & Strategic Outlook

Be our guest

Accomodation, food & inspiring work environment for the entire stay


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


With potential cooperation and industry partners, investors & local startups


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

Spare Time

Tickets for public transport & leisure activities

The participation fee for the Alpine Tech Accelerator 2021 is EUR 5000.- net.

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, to implement it only partially on site in Tyrol or to cancel it.




Application Deadline


Startup Selection & Information


Kick-off Event


Module 1: Market Insights & Research


Module 2: Business Development, Cooperation & Funding


Module 3: Call to Action & Strategic Outlook



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



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