Frequently askeD questions
Selected startups for goAsia have to apply for the GIN grant online via the aws Fördermanager. Once the application for the “GIN-Zuschuss” is submitted, bookings for the goAsia program can be made (flights, accommodation). All bookings that have been done before applying for the GIN grant cannot be considered for the refund.
GIN refunds 80% of expenses for 2-week long goAsia programs up to max. EUR 7,000 including travel and accommodation costs. Invoices below EUR 100,- cannot be refunded as well as expense allowance (“Diäten”).
AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA (WKO) charges a one-time, non-refundable service fee which is due no later than 2 weeks after receiving the payment request.
Yes. The service-fee of EUR 500,- has to be paid no later than 2 weeks after receiving the payment request to AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA (WKO).
The GIN program management informs you about necessary steps in good time and expects your cooperation.
Yes, you need to inform the colleagues of AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA in which companies of the GIN target region you are interested in as well as with whom you want to meet so they can organize an individual business meeting.
Yes. At least one person per startup needs to be present during the total duration of the program. If you are only able to attend the first week of the program, you have to make sure that you have someone who stands in for you for the rest of the program
If you are unable to participate in certain program activities, please inform someone from the GIN-Team immediately. All selected startups should attend all program activities either by being present during the 2 weeks or by sending someone who is stepping in.
Your grant will be processed after the program has finished. To receive the “GIN Zuschuss” you need to send a finance report, which must be sent to the GIN team as an excel file as well as signed and scanned with all bills, no later than 6 weeks after the program has finished to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC to email@example.com. Once your financial statement has been reviewed and approved by the GIN program management, the GIN grant is transferred to the account provided.
The template of the finance report (excel-file) has been sent to you via e-mail when you were selected for the goAsia program. However, you can download the template here.
GIN refunds 80% of expenses for the goAsia program up to max. EUR 7,000 including travel and accommodation costs. Invoices below EUR 100,- cannot be refunded as well as expense allowance (“Diäten”). GIN covers the following costs: