October 27th 2017

Base EINS for academic startups

For the next six months, Innsbruck will be dominated by the startup scene: MCI Rector, Andreas Altmann, welcomes the Base EINS startup center at the heart of Innsbruck

Over the past few years, Tyrol has seen the growth of a lively startup scene. The Base EINS initiative now provides startups and young entrepreneurs with a new meeting point. Four containers have been set up on the square in front of the Tyrolean State Theatre and will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays until March 2018. The creation and foundation of Base EINS is based on an exemplary cooperation between the City of Innsbruck, the Federal State of Tyrol, the University of Innsbruck, Startup.Tirol, and MCI. The project partners have contributed substantially to the success of Tyrolean startups, and now, for the first time, provide them with a platform in the center of Innsbruck.

The City of Innsbruck funds the project to the amount of € 20,000 and provides the required space for free. Base EINS includes its own program for entrepreneurial activities with a particular focus on workshops, consulting services, information exchange, and active networking. For details, please visit www.baseeins.at. Interested companies may also book Base EINS for events. Startups are invited to present their products at the center for free.

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann welcomes this new initiative: “As the Entrepreneurial School®, we are not only committed to research, teaching, and further education, but also consider it the responsibility of our institution and, in fact, all Tyrolean institutions of higher education to create added value, provide innovation, and support the formation of new businesses. With the establishment of the Base EINS center at the heart of the city, we have given an important signal and have provided an excellent opportunity to create new ideas, projects, and startups.”

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