The Global Incubator Network (GIN) is the single point of contact in Austria for startups, investors and incubators. It connects the Austrian startup ecosystem with hotspots in Asia (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore and South Korea). 

GIN is a flagship program, initiated by the Austrian government. It offers programs and services for startups interested in Austria and for Austrian startups searching for cooperation partners in Asia. GIN connects investors as well as incubators and accelerators, providing access to selected targets and an international network of key players in innovation and finance. With great expertise in the Austrian startup ecosystem, GIN and its partners offer exciting services tailored to fit your individual needs.

The Global Incubator Network is managed by the public agencies aws and FFG, owned by the Federal Government of Austria, and is based on international bilateral cooperation agreements in the target regions. Both agencies are operating various funding programs supporting Austria’s economy. 





take a chance and become part of the goSingapore 2018 program & internationalize to Asia

Apply for one of three golden tickets to the StartmeUp HK Festival 2018
Application deadline: December 29th 2017

gin programs 2018

goAsia - for start-ups based in Austria

goTelAviv Logo - Skyline Tel Aviv at night

goSeoul 2018

Up to 10 Austrian start-ups will be given the opportunity to participate in a tailor-made incubation program in South Korea, organized in cooperation with Advantage Austria, followed by a breakout session to Tokyo!

goSingapore Logo in capital letter and skyline of Singapore

goSingapore 2018

Singapore's startup ecosystem is widely perceived as a door-opener for manifold opportunities. Among others, the growth market is known as the leading Asian financial center with a one-of-a-kind service mentality and internationalization ratio. The "door-opener" to Asia is known to be the most liberal and open economy worldwide with a great infrastructure and a rapidly growing middle-class.

goAustria - for startups internationalizing to Austria

Vienna Danube Skyline

goAustria May 2018

 Up to 10 promising later stage startups will participate in a tailor-made two weeks incubation and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. As one highlight the program includes exclusive access to the Pioneers'18, the biggest European event for building business relationships.

Graz Uhrturm by night, old tower by night in Graz

goAustria Fall 2018

Up to 10 high-potential startups will participate in a tailor-made two weeks acceleration and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. The highlight will be a breakout session where the startups will network and collaborate with leading corporates.


GIN raised your interest? Contact the GIN program management today:

  • Incubators and accelerators: please submit information on your services (industry segment, resources, infrastructure, mentorship opportunities, networking communities etc.)

  •  Investors: to help us meet your investment needs, please indicate your investment criteria (industry segment, company profile,  business model, growth potential, development stage etc.)

GIN Contact

Ivana Bacanovic

“GIN provides an acceleration program like no other to soft-land start-ups in the respective market.”

Telefon +43 1 501 75 511

Ivana Bacanovic

Telefon +43 1 501 75 511

Annamaria Andres

„The GIN program offers a unique opportunity for start-ups, investors and incubators to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.” Telefon +43 5 775 513 12

Annamaria Andres

Telefon +43 5 775 513 12



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Ivana Bacanovic

+43 1 501 75 511

Annamaria Andres

+43 57755 1312