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, South Korea and China). 

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. 


gin programs 2019

goAsia - for start-ups based in Austria

goSeoul 2019

goSeoul is a tailor-made acceleration/accelerator program for Austrian later-stage startups. fully funded by GIN up to 7,000 € per startup.

Ready for Cheabols, K-Pop & Kimchi? Start your next venture with GIN! 

goSeoul is a tailor-made acceleration program  for Austrian later-stage startups that connects you with the Korean startup community. Join GIN and explore the vibrant startup ecosystem as well as meet relevant partners and experts. GIN refunds 80% of all costs up to €7,000 per startup! 

 Call for applications is now open until March 15th! 

  • Don't miss this amazing opportunity - APPLY NOW

goHongKong & Shenzhen 2019

goSingapore 2018

Be part of GIN’s HARDWARE special and get first-hand insights into the local Chinese market.

This acceleration program with a breakout session to the Startup Launchpad 2019 connects you with THE manufacturing hub of China, Shenzhen’s innovative hardware industry and connects you with partners and experts in one of Asia’s most vibrant cities Hong Kong.

Call for Austrian later-stage startups: application has closed

  • Stay tuned for the next goAsia program - Call will open soon

goAustria - for startups internationalizing to Austria

Vienna Hofburg

goAustria Spring 2019

 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'19, the biggest European event for building business relationships.

Ready for Austria

goAustria Individual

goAustria Individual supports you with your internationalization process and is your individual door-opener to Austria and Europe. 

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.

Application deadline is closed!


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

Carina Margreiter

goAsia +43 1 501 75 259

Carina Margreiter

+43 1 501 75 259

Annamaria Andres

goAustria +43 5 775 513 12

Annamaria Andres

+43 5 775 513 12

Lisa Stöger

goAsia +43 1 501 75 459

Lisa Stöger

+43 1 501 75 459

Jan Arpe

goAustria +43 5 775 513 20

Jan Arpe

+43 5 775 513 20



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Annamaria Andres

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+43 1 501 75 259