A pre-incubation programme

Science Park Academy

The academy is an 8-week programme designed to prepare you for presenting your start-up in front of our Selection Board (AplusB or ESA BIC Austria), an international body of experts that decides who gets incubated.
Accelerating your progress
Explore business models
Deep dive into the business model canvas and create your first professional business plan.
Build a financial plan
Learn how to plan your finances, understand your capital need and where to get funding.
Create an IP strategy
Discover the strategies to protect your intellectual property, using secrets, patents & trademarks.
Deliver a perfect pitch
Define your big vision and weave the story of your start-up into a powerful investor pitch.
Get 1-on-1 coaching
Get hands-on feedback from our consultants and accelerate your progress with us.
Start your incubation
Present your start-up to our Selection Boards and get incubated at Science Park Graz or ESA BIC Austria.
Ready for our pre-incubation programme?
Let's get started!
Learn the ropes
Starting up made easy with the right know-how
Understanding the value of your ideas is essential to convince customers
All ideas need to clearly provide value, that's why we think it is essential to understand how much value your idea brings and define the return on investment for your future customers.
A money map makes it easier to navigate the funding jungle
Accessing the right funding early on in your development can make the difference between growing fast and not growing at all. We are here to help you identify appropriate funding programmes and then apply for them.
Ambition and motivation are nurtured and encouraged here
We share the ambition of our founders and always aim to be their greatest champions. Where others see obstacles, we see solutions and opportunities to be had.

Our Selection Boards

PAB members (AplusB)
The Project Advisory Board has a vital role in evaluating and selecting projects that get incubated.
Martin Mössler
Managing Director SPG| ESA Space Solutions Centre Austria General Manager |  ESA BIC Austria General Manager | ESA Business Ambassador | Head of Board ESA Space Solutions
Jane Davies, OBE
Jane Davies
OBE, International Association of Science Parks (IASP), UK Science Park Association, Northern Ireland Science Park
Andrea Basso
CTO at MITO Technology, Advisor - Progress Tech Transfer Fund
Paul Ullmann
Investment Manager at Austria Wirtschaftsservice
Gerald Dlesk
Team Manager at FFG
Dagmar Eigner-Stengg
Head of the Startup Center Steiermärkische Sparkasse
Karl Peter Pfeiffer
Rector at FH Joanneum
Projects are high-tech, have well-formed teams and are internationally scalable.
Martin Mössler
Managing Director, Science Park Graz
Michaela Semlitsch
Michaela Semlitsch
Technology Transfer at Medical University of Graz
Gernot Faustmann
Gernot Faustmann
Technology Transfer at University of Graz
Moritz Theisen
Director of Technology Transfer at TU Graz
Gudrun Haage
Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity TU Graz
Christoph Adametz
Christoph Adametz
Deputy Head of Research & Technology House TU Graz
Dr. Kristina Kofler
Kristina Kofler
Research Funding and Technology Transfer at Medical University of Graz
Mario Fallast
Mario Fallast
Research & Technology House TU Graz
Tatiana Kondratieva
FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency – General Programmes
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TEB members
The Tender Evaluation Board selects companies and provides crucial feedback for your next step.
Martin Mössler
Managing Director SPG| ESA Space Solutions Centre Austria General Manager |  ESA BIC Austria General Manager | ESA Business Ambassador | Head of Board ESA Space Solutions
Prof. Hans Sünkel
Hans Sünkel
Prof. Head of Board ESA BIC Austria | ESA BA Austria Ambassador
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Further jury members of the ESA TEB:

  • ESA Innovation and Ventures Office
  • Austrian Aeronautics and Space Agency FFG/ALR
  • Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG)
  • Brimatech Services GmbH | ESA Technology Broker Austria | ESA SME Contact Point Austria
  • GründerCenter Steiermärkische Sparkasse
  • Federal State of Lower Austria
  • accent Inkubator GmbH

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