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Green Energy Lab

As Austria’s largest innovation laboratory for green energy, we accompany you with our services through the entire innovation journey – from the first idea to the marketability of your innovative solutions.

Free services

Many of our services are currently available to all of our Innovator Circle members free of charge. This includes offers for networking and the exchange of knowledge, such as Innovator Circle Events or Insight Talks, but also offers for the specific development of innovation projects.

Defined service packages

From mid-2021, Green Energy Lab will provide defined service packages as a subcontractor in all new projects. These service packages during the project implementation are compensated with a service fee; You can find more information in the framework conditions for projects.

Premium services

In addition, we offer premium services, which are provided on the basis of project-specific agreements with the respective project partners / project consortia and charged depending on the effort.

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Initiate Innovation Projects

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Develop Innovation Projects

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Implement Innovation Projects

Initiate Innovation Projects

We give you impulses and inspiration for new projects for the green energy future. The focus is on networking and the exchange of knowledge in our Innovator Circle, our network of more than 240 innovative institutions. Our foresight offerings provide a broad perspective on trends, technology developments and customer needs.

EXPLORE

We monitor trends, technology developments, customers, and market opportunities. We generate knowledge and insights from our ongoing projects. We provide this information in a compact and application-oriented way.

Innovator Circle Events

Brief info: Our Innovator Circle Events facilitate the exchange of ideas, support the targeted transfer of knowledge and create space for networking. Their primary focus lies in presenting current ideas and project plans as well as in initiating future co-operations.

Your advantages: Exchange, networking, and knowledge transfer with leading companies, research institutions, lead users, and public administration.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Green Energy Lab-Insight Talks

Brief info: The Green Energy Lab Insight Talks are compact events at which selected national and international speakers give an insight into the status quo in their areas and thus provide impetus for controversial discussions.

Your advantages: Information & exchange on upcoming trends, market and technology developments, primarily with a focus on controversial topics.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Green Energy Foresight

Brief info: The Green Energy Foresight provides an in-depth insight into current and future market and technology developments; the choice of topics is based on the main topics of the Green Energy Lab.

Your advantages: Application-oriented insight into current technology developments and future market opportunities.

Status: This service is currently under construction; more information will be available by the end of 2021.

Develop Innovation Projects

No matter whether an idea occurs to you at one of our events or whether you submit your idea via our open call, we will support you with our services and accompany the development of your idea up to a specific innovation project.

IDEATE & CREATE

With our open innovation approach and user-oriented innovation methods, we ask the right questions, bring together the right players, and focus on users and customers.

Ideation Workshops

Brief info: With our thematic workshops we create an open space with inspiring keynotes and exemplary use cases, where you can develop new ideas together with interdisciplinary stakeholders and deepen existing ideas.

Your advantages: transdisciplinary and cross-sector networking and exchange of ideas and joint setting up and challenge of hypotheses with technology companies, research, administration and lead users.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Quick Check und Projektselektion

Brief info: As your sparring partner, we provide feedback regarding your project idea and support you with project design and set-up. We support you in ensuring that your project design provides an answer to the most relevant customer-centered questions right from the start and thus offer ideal conditions for further project development.

Your advantages: Defining possibilities of support by Green Energy Lab, adapted to your needs, in order to increase the chances of implementing your ideas and exploiting them more efficiently.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Project Development Workshops

Brief info: While developing your innovation project, we support you with our individual project development workshop. Special attention is given to the support in the formation of the consortium as well as the consideration of relevant criteria in the evaluation of your project by the steering group of the Green Energy Lab and the respective jury of the funding agency.

Your advantages: A project-specific workshop designed for you with the aim of developing a project with excellent project quality, high funding probability and a good strategic fit.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Review and Support with Project Setup and Project Proposal

Brief info: The Green Energy Lab supports tenders in the flagship region energy program, but also in other funding programs, the preparation of project applications with a focus on the identification and presentation of synergies with other Green Energy Lab projects. By combining a potential new project with our project portfolio, we ensure that it can build on well-founded, highly networked knowledge. For the defined service packages that Green Energy Lab will provide as a subcontractor in the later project implementation, we provide the corresponding text modules for the project applications.

Your advantages: Successful project applications, a higher probability of funding as part of a coherent project portfolio.

Conditions / costs: This service is available to all Innovator Circle members free of charge.

Implement Innovation Projects

We support the projects selected by our Steering Group to implement tangible demos for the energy future within our dynamic test region. With the power, experience, market, and financial strength of our partners, we also support the marketability of innovative products and services.

DEMONSTRATE & LAUNCH

With tailor-made services, we accompany the identification of synergies, support the sharpening of target group and stakeholder needs as well as sample solutions and generate attention and a higher level of awareness through our communication package.

Knowledge Transfer, Networking and Synergies

Brief info: As part of the Green Energy Lab, your project is an important building block for a sustainable energy future. By embedding your project in the overarching strategy of the Green Energy Lab as well as the structured exchange with other projects and the identification of synergies, we support you in successfully implementing your innovation project.

Your advantages: The structured exchange with other projects from the Green Energy Lab gives you insights into current research activities and findings and enables synergies and the shared use of resources. In addition, targeted networking with decision-makers from business, research and administration increases the chances of success and the impact of your solutions.

Conditions / costs: This service is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and is covered within the flat-rate service fee (more information).

Target Group Analysis and Stakeholder Involvement

Brief info: Green Energy Lab uses design thinking methods to carry out comprehensive stakeholder processes to ascertain the perspective, expectations and needs of relevant target groups and stakeholders (including sponsors). The results are made available to the (potential) projects and fed back to the questions of the projects.

Your advantages: You receive results on stakeholder groups and (end) customers that are important for the projects and sample solutions, as well as regular updates on the relevant (customer) needs and problems.

Conditions / costs: The basic version of this offer will be provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and covered within the flat-rate service fee (more information).

In addition, Green Energy Lab offers the implementation of project-specific design thinking stakeholder processes as a premium service; the payment is made depending on the effort.

Development of Model Solutions

Brief info: Green Energy Lab develops the criteria for the definition of model solutions, offers onboarding webinars on the role and function of model solutions and defines solutions together with the project managers. In addition, the Green Energy Lab also provides support in the presentation of model solutions and the preparation for later commercial exploitation.

Your advantages: The support of Green Energy Lab in the definition and development of sample solutions lays the foundation for long-term successful exploitation. The monitoring of the model solutions and the extensive feedback to the project partners provide information about the potential for scaling and widespread market rollout of the individual model solutions. In addition, sample solutions are communicated on the website and placed in special displays (innovation maps, in development) for specific target groups.

Conditions / costs: This service is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and is covered within the flat-rate service fee (more information).

Monitoring & Impact Assessment

Brief info: Monitoring and review meetings are held annually between the Green Energy Lab and the project management; there is also a monitoring webinar. In the impact assessment, the effects of the individual sample solutions are scaled to the entire showcase region and subsequently to Austria in terms of defined impact parameters.

Your advantages: Through the monitoring, the projects fulfill their obligation within the framework of the network contract. The monitoring based on projects and sample solutions serves to support the recovery. The information obtained from this is also incorporated into the scientific dissemination of Green Energy Lab and supports the knowledge gained at the model region level.

Conditions / costs: This service is provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and is covered within the flat-rate service fee (more information).

Project Communication & Public Relations

Brief info: We support you in communicating your innovation project and make your innovative energy technologies known to a wide audience. In addition, we support you in the targeted dissemination of your results in the scientific and commercial areas. This promotes the image as an innovation leader and future designer, with a positive effect on the market opportunities for the solutions developed in the projects.

Your advantages: You benefit from the targeted dissemination via our communication channels (website, press, newsletter, TwitterLinkedIn  etc.), from the direct addressing of multipliers and our support in press work. The communication services of Green Energy Lab arouse the interest of relevant stakeholders and support the establishment in the stakeholder and research community.

Conditions / costs: The extensive basic version of this offer will be provided by Green Energy Lab as a subcontractor in new projects (from mid-2021) and covered within the flat-rate service fee (more information). This includes extensive communication activities via our central communication channels website, social media, newsletter, etc., project placement in print and online media and, if necessary, at events, integration of project results into our stakeholder communication, etc.

In addition, Green Energy Lab offers project-specific premium services in the area of ​​communication (e.g. creation of virtual tours, project graphics, print products, etc.), which are remunerated depending on the effort.