Additional Funding Measures


We fund accompanying projects, although to a lesser extent and mainly within the framework of our existing programmes. The maximum funding amount per accompanying project is €100,000. The initiative for such calls comes from the WWTF.

Current calls


Digital Humanism Roadmaps

Support for the elaboration of a tailor-made strategic roadmap for embedding Digital Humanism in organizations.

In order to support the elaboration of strategies/roadmaps for the implementation of the ideas of Digital Humanism in organizations, the two funding organizations WWTF and Vienna Business Agency launched a joint call for proposals for the first time. Companies are supported by the Vienna Business Agency, research institutions by the WWTF. The deadline was on July 12th, 2pm. The proposals are currently under evaluation. Applicants will be informed about the outcome.

Earlier calls


Without much anticipation, COVID-19 affected Europe in a dramatic speed at the beginning of March 2020. Scientific expertise was and still is important to deal with the crisis, however, to base it on evidence, data is needed. Furthermore, data had to be collected swiftly in a very dynamic development. The WWTF Rapid Response Call aimed at supporting data collection in a crisis at its peak. As a result, we developed and exected a call within 10 days. 

We thank two private donors (one of which is the MEGA Bildungsstiftung) who help sponsoring this call as well as the City of Vienna which match the private contributions.

 

Funding volume: € 1.058.321,65 

Number of applications: 40 
Awarding procdure: The process focussed on speed while maintainig quality assurance. Rectorates of universities and heads of research institution in Vienna made an internal preselection of applications.

In the final step, the call jury selected the projects for funing in an online meeting. 

Jury meeting: March 30, 2020.

Corona Booklet Reflexion aller Fördernehmer*innenread online

Contact person: Michael Stampfer

 

 
  • Thomas Dorner | Medical University of Vienna
  • Irene Fialka | iNiTS
  • Klemens Himpele | WWTF Advisory Board & Municipality of Vienna
  • Helga Nowotny | ERA Council Forum Austria & Austrian Council
  • Fritz Ohler | formaly technopolis
  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer | JKU Linz

 

 

Funded projects

Funding volume: 246.230 €
Number of applications: 12
Awarding procedure: Selection by expert panel
Jury meeting: 16.5.2019
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: 11.6.2019

Contact person: Donia Lasinger

  • Members of the call jury:
  • Irene Fialka (Jury Chair) | Innovation into business (INiTS)

  • Eva Czernohorszky | Wirtschaftsagentur Wien/ Vienna Business Agency

  • Wim Fyen | KULeuven Research & Development (LRD)

  • Stefan Harasek | Patentamt Österreich (ÖPA) / Austrian Patent Office

  • Peter Nussbaumer | Lead Discovery Center, Dortmund

  • Andreas Wildberger 

Funded projects

WWTF calls often require societal and economic relevance in addition to scientific excellence. This call provided for the first time the opportunity  to further explore this avenue. The overall aim of the NEXT call is to help create ideas which show how results from WWTF funded research can be transferred to the next level of exploitation and utilization. A NEXT project is focusing on one main transfer activity.

Funding volume: 195,990 €
Number of applications: 17
Awarding procdure: Selection by expert panel
Jury meeting: May 22, 2017
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: June 12, 2017

Contact person: Donia Lasinger

For more information see the NXT17 Call fiche

Members of the call jury:

 

  • Irene Fialka (Jury Chair) | Innovation into business (INiTS)

  • Eva Czernohorszky | Wirtschaftsagentur Wien/ Vienna Business Agency

  • Wim Fyen | KULeuven Research & Development (LRD), ‘Lcie’ (Leuven Community for Innovation driven Entrepreneurship)

  • Stefan Harasek | Patentamt Österreich (ÖPA) / Austrian Patent Office

  • Hannes Leo | CEO & Founder of Discuto & cbased

  • Joachim Seipelt | austria wirtschaftsservice (AWS), Entrepreneurship | Schutzrechte | Seedförderungen

 

 

Funded projects

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