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Benefits of submitting your idea

All submitted ideas go through our Quick Check+, in which we provide a qualified assessment of your idea together with our Steering Group and define the next steps. As an idea submitter, you will receive expert feedback from the Steering Group on your project. If the decision is positive, your project will become part of our quality-assured project portfolio. Your project will be implemented via the defined implementation path in the Green Energy Lab and supported by our Open Innovation Services.

Learn more about our association process in the FAQ for Projects and Ideas in the Green Energy Lab.


for developing innovative project ideas

Theme area workshops

(Further) development of your idea and creation of an open space with inspiring keynotes and exemplary use cases

Project development workshops

Individual workshops with support for consortium formation and consideration of relevant evaluation criteria

Quick check and project selection

Feedback on your project idea and support with project design and set-up a

Review for project proposals

Joint identification and presentation of synergies with other projects and text modules for project applications

Knowledge transfer and synergies

Structured exchange with other projects, insights into current research activities and findings, and collaborative resource sharing

Sample solutions and monitoring

Criteria for and joint definition of model solutions as well as monitoring and impact assessment of the model solutions

Stakeholder engagement

Comprehensive stakeholder processes and elicitation of end-customer needs according to design thinking methods as well as feedback to the projects


Support in communicating and increasing the national and international visibility of your project as part of the Green Energy Lab


for implementing innovative projects

Implementation paths for Green Energy Lab projects

There are two implementation paths for implementing your project in the Green Energy Lab.

Inclusion in the process for submission under the fourth call for proposals of the RTI initiative Vorzeigregion Energie. Implementation is carried out via research and environmental funding instruments in cooperation with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC).

Implementation takes place via national and international funding programs. We support you in identifying the right funding program.