inspire! Lab

Type: Other service providers
Location: Austria
Contact: Ines Krajger

Who are we?

The inspire! Lab is a space for creativity, ideas and innovations. The inspire! Lab offers pupils, students and start-ups a "playground" for the development of product, process and business model innovations as well as the realization of start-up projects. The lab, a space equipped with innovative materials, "lives" from and with the projects and actions that are created here.

Which phases of Start-ups do we support?

  • Business idea
  • Seed/ Start-ups

Start-ups from which industries are we servicing?

Start-up developments have applications in all industry fields such as:
  • Business and Productivity
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Life Science and Agriculture
  • Lifestyle and Entertainment
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Other industries

What kind of services do we offer?

Our purpose is to create a space for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Located in the heart of the university's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Inspire! Lab networks, premises and resources are available to help you to turn your own vision into reality. Goal of the inspire! Lab is to connect students and scientists of all disciplines in a global community with alumni, partners, start-ups and established companies. This is to support the development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. The experience and internalization of innovation and entrepreneurship should make you want to develop and implement your own business ideas. Pupils, students and start-ups work in cooperation with schools, the incubator build!, the Smart Lab and external partners work together to bring innovation to the world.
Business know-how
  • We provide information and guidance to develop the idea in a common way.
Networking & matchmaking
  • We organize Acceleration workshops and Demo Days to develop innovative business models, workshops on product development and rapid prototyping.
  • We provide further education and qualification workshops for teachers and Summer Schools for students.  
  • We organize and carry out projects within university courses and junior companies.
  • The inspire! Lab can accommodate groups of up to 30 people, furniture and walls are provided with a special coating, which makes them magnetic and writable.
  • For use 130m2 smart surface of the room.  Depending on the number of students, the facility can be flexibly arranged.
  • The permanent research and experimental space ranges from the development of product, process and business model innovations to the realization of start-up projects.
  • The inspire! Lab "lives" through the projects and actions carried out in cooperation with schools, the incubator build! and the Smart Lab of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.
  • Incorporating the latest scientific findings, we support, promote and increase the likelihood of successful innovation and entrepreneurship projects.

What is our vision?

Our mission is to assist students and entrepreneurs in developing creative ideas to solve current societal, technological and economic challenges. We support them in the development of entrepreneurial skills, experience and thereby promote the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Alpen-Adria- Universität Klagenfurt and our partner schools.

How can you contact us?

In case of interest, please refer your questions to Ines Krajger, or Manuela Kleewein,



inspire! Lab, Lakeside & Technology Park B12a, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee