BoB Partner Austria:
BoB´s partners in Austria are the AplusB centers. AplusB is a program of the Austrian Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit), run by Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH which provides its services in a very initial phase of start-up process. Here it closes a financial gap that previously existed in the Austrian start-up environment.
Styria: Science Park Graz (SPG) is an academic business incubator with the purpose of supporting and promoting the creation and development of innovative high-tech based startups business in Graz and Styria. Founded in July 2002 on initiative of the AplusB program, SPG aims to stimulate and endorse the number and quality of successful spin-offs in the Styrian region and beyond. SPG is also the home of the ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC Austria) as well as the ESA Business Applications Ambassador for Austria (ESA BA Austria). In incubation, and backed up by a network of experts, SPG team supports university graduates, students, researchers and entrepreneurs from all fields by providing professional counselling & coaching, infrastructure and financing during the pre-seed startup's phase. The mentoring programme bundles the expertise incorporated by all Styrian university institutions as well as by successful entrepreneurs in order to equip innovative start-up founders with valuable practical experience along the way to their own companies.
Tyrol: Startup.Tirol is the start-up hub of the universities and colleges of Tyrol. Startup.Tirol’s main task is to stimulate start-ups from the above facilities, providing intensive consultancy, coaching and backing along the way. Startup.Tirol optimizes the commercial exploitation of University research results with advice on business development, market entry and the networking of all initiatives, which promote the transfer of research from the academic environment to the world of business.
Upper Austria:tech2b, as the Upper Austrian Innovation and partnership network for research-based and technology-oriented business concepts and business foundations, help people to realize their ideas. The center accompanies university graduates from high-tech desciplines during the initial stage of founding a business, and supports them with a unique starting package of comprehensive one-stop services, such as advice, financing, infrastructure and network. Up to now, tech2e has achieved 40 sucessful Business projects, more than 27 successful business foundations with more than 200 employees, more than 30 patents and more than 15 Million Euro in capital made available to the benefit of the participating companies.
Vienna: INiTS has been providing advice and support for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas since 2002. Our services are aimed at graduates, employees and students at universities and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) in Vienna who want to put their business ideas into practice by starting up a company. The focus of our organization is on innovations in the fields of information and communication technology, life sciences and other areas of research and technology. INiTS was founded as part of the AplusB program (Academia plus Business) and as the AplusB centre for the Vienna region.
BoB Partner Czech Republic
The Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest is an agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The agency arranges for the Czech Republic both domestic and foreign investments in the areas of manufacturing, business support services and technology centers. It also supports small, medium-sized and innovative start-up companies, the country’s business infrastructure, research, development and innovation. CzechInvest promotes the Czech Republic abroad as a suitable destination for investments. It is the exclusive organization that may submit applications for investment incentives to the governing bodies. The agency also supports Czech firms that are interested in becoming involved in the supply chains of multinational companies. Through its services and development programs, CzechInvest contributes to the development of domestic firms, Czech and foreign investors and the business environment as a whole. All of CzechInvest´s services are provided free of charge.
BoB Partner Italy:
TheBioindustry Park Silvio Fumero is a science and technology park located in the north of Italy (near Torino) specialised in life sciences.
ABLE Biosciences and FORLab are scientific divisions of Bioindustry Park responsible for scientific services for R&D. EX2O is the service platform focused on company development and technology transfer. bioPmed is the regional cluster initiative in health care and life sciences than involves around 80 different actors as core member and 250 different companies as community members.