Softwarepark Hagenberg has a vibrant IT-innovation and company founder scene. Leading scientists, experienced company pros, start-ups, students and founders are united in one place.

The enormous potential of young IT start-ups in Upper Austria will also be developed in future by the Pre-Seed-Accelerator, an “acceleration program” for start-ups that are still in the concept stage.

“We want to strengthen Softwarepark Hagenberg as a driving force for innovation in Upper Austria and to successfully stimulate the innovation chain from basic research, applied research, to teaching and business. We must use this unique innovative power through an optimal synergy of research, education and business. The Hagenberg model can also serve as a model for numerous other areas and enable innovation across the country“, says Provincial Governor Representative Thomas Stelzer.

The dynamic environment of the software park and the fusion of science and research are a magnet for IT companies.

Through the newly established Pre-Seed-Accelerator interested students or graduates from JKU Linz, FH OÖ and HTL as well as future founders without an academic background will now get the opportunity to flesh out their business ideas in a group with professionals. This start-up initiative to develop the software park is intended to specifically target the promotion of start-ups and to push the expansion of Softwarepark Hagenberg forward.


Samuel Moser, MSc
Start-up Coach

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