The Next-Incubator is the open innovation lab of Energie Steiermark, one of the largest service companies in Austria. 1700 employees devote their experience and expertise to a fair partnership with approximately 600,000 customers in Austria and abroad. We are looking for start-ups and innovators to jointly develop products and services for Energie Steiermark’s new digital business. Are you the next Runtastic, Uber or Amazon? Then apply now!
We are particularly interested in innovative, scalable solutions in the areas:
We take care of the “unpleasant” tasks such as the legal and commercial matters.
A pool of internal and external experts with years of experience are on hand to offer their consulting expertise.
We facilitate access to lead users to enable rapid product testing (Product-Market-Fit).
Our international partner network supports the product development
Benefit from the coverage and trust enjoyed by Energie Steiermark during the product launch.
We provide support for the development and marketing of your solution.
Together with selected teams we want to develop innovative & scalable products, services and business models for the customer.
Start-Ups can apply for Next-Incubator using the online form until 31 July.
10 finalists selected by an internal jury of experts.
The 10 finalists will be invited to Graz to develop business models based on their functioning prototypes which are specially tailored to the needs of Energie Steiermark customers together with us over two days.
Specific use cases, timelines and details will be drawn up together with the Next-Incubator Crew in a team-specific workshop and recorded in writing in a cooperation agreement.
Pilot project carried out to develop the technical solution and formulation of a Go2Market strategy.
1. Proof of concept: technical validation of the solution by selected test users
2. Proof of market: testing and development of the solution by a group of advanced test users
3. Stop or go decision following completion of the pilot project
There will be ongoing milestones in order to evaluate (iteration/pivot) the solution throughout the entire pilot project.
In the event of a go-decision, a joint go-live and roll-out of the solution based on individual contracts if possible.
Inclusion in Energie Steiermark’s communication, public relations and sales.
Future stakes or investments are not excluded.
The range of projects is decided on by an internal panel of experts. Key criteria for inclusion in the Next-Incubator:
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We look forward to hearing groundbreaking ideas from motivated visionaries!