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Grants and services



The FFG funding instrument Patent Scheck was specially designed to strengthen the IP competence of SMEs and start-ups. The Patent Scheck supports the entire process of filing an IP application for an invention starting with the review of a new idea up to the national and international patent application including legal fees.

Details can be found here on the FFG website.



The EUIPO promotes trademark and design applications: info can be found on this page of the Austrian Patent Office.

aws Innovation Protection

IP Appointment

Get an overview of IP protection opportunities and relevant funding in a discussion with aws experts - simply enter the day and time on the aws website and you will immediately receive an appointment.


Coaching: Develop and optimize your IP strategy

aws experts support you in developing your IP strategy. As an additional benefit, financial subsidies of up to EUR 100,000 are possible.

Details can be found on the aws innovation protection page.

Implementation: Implement IP measures and build up know-how

aws experts support the implementation of your IP strategy by strengthening your company resources in the IP field.  Grants of up to EUR 100,000  can be applied for on an ongoing basis in the aws Innovation Protection Implementation.

Details can be found on the aws Innovation Protection page.


IP Hub

Everything at a glance: Services, grants and events at the IP Hub

aws Connect

Are you looking for cooperation partners or investors? AwsConnect supports you! Find out more about our Connecting Services.

IP Academy

The IP Academy of the Austrian Patent Office regularly organizes free seminars on intellectual property rights.

European IPR Helpdesk

The European IPR Helpdesk provides free first-line support on IPR issues with the aim of assisting current and potential beneficiaries of EU-funded projects as well as SMEs in the EU in managing their IPR.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) supports companies in technology transfer and offers opportunities to network and market innovations internationally.