Register Now: Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation LAB!

The goal of the Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation LAB (Digital iLAB) is to provide the basis for early stage ventures to secure further funding (FFG, AWS, EIT, etc.) or to participate in incubation programmes (INiTS, AustrianStartups, etc.) with and for young researchers.

The Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation LAB (Digital iLAB) is a new programme of the University of Vienna coordinated by the Research Network Data Science and the DLE Research Services and Career Development. It brings together top notch research with innovators from all disciplines to develop solutions based on digital technologies.

During the programme, participants will work in teams to develop their entrepreneurial idea or solution to a challenge related to the sustainable development goals. The iLAB is articulated in two phases; access to the second phase is granted through a pitch competition.

All information about the new programme can be found on the Digital iLAB website: 

Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation LAB - your guide

Phase I: training

The first iLAB phase starts on 13th of June with a full three-day bootcamp on entrepreneurship and digital technologies. Further trainings will be provided one or two evenings per week in 4-hour check-ins where the teams will get the opportunity to be mentored by scientific and business experts. 
Pitch Day

On the 27th of July, the teams will pitch to a jury of experts with business and scientific backgrounds.  They jury will rank venture ideas based on their potential to become successful. The winning teams will receive a certificate.

In addition, the jury will consider if the first two teams will pass to the second phase of the programme.

Phase II: innovator fellowship

The teams promoted to the second phase will get a fellowship for 6 months to develop their ideas further and possibly start a spin-off of the University of Vienna. During this period, innovator fellows will be mentored by scientific and business experts.

Our Trainers

Katharina Kozel - Design Thinking

Sebastian Tschiatschek - Essentials of Machine Learning

Andreas Gschöpf - Sustainability business model canvas

Jan Ehmke - Doing Data Science

Georg Schoder - Digital business models

Sylvia Kritzinger - Measurement

Femke Meeuwes - Green Marketing

Torsten Möller - Visual Data Analysis

Benjamin Epstein - Venture funding

Erich Prem & Eugenia Stamboliev - Ethics of Digital Entrepreneurship

Tamara Pinterich - Software IP