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Extended Study on Innovation

Hands-on education on Intra- & Entrepreneurship

The Extended Study on Innovation is a one-year international curriculum providing a premium, hands-on education on intra- and entrepreneurship for students of TU Wien.

The program fosters innovation thinking and offers a solid education and network  for entrepreneurial spirits, business developers and/or innovation managers. This additional education will enhance your job prospect in research and industry and will prepare you for an entrepreneurial life.

The Extended Study on Innovation is a part-time program offered in parallel to the study programs of TU Wien. Only a limited number of students is accepted every year in the program, enabling them to individually apply the content learned to real projects, and get individual and personalised support and mentorship from experts.

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#ESI Info & Networking Event

May 11th

EI 8 Plötzl Hörsaal
Gußhausstraße 25 – 29, 1040 Wien, EG

Join our Info Event and learn everything about the program and its content.
You will have the chance to ask all your questions, mingle and have some drinks with future colleagues and former #ESI students.



You should definitely apply if you…

... want to bring your own business idea further or develop one

... are a researcher with a clear ambition to bring your research results to the market

... want to complement your technical background with business and entrepreneurial competencies

... want to work for a startup or found your own company

... want to develop a corporate career path in the innovation field

... want to expand your knowledge and skills on intra-& entrepreneurship

What can you expect?


  • Generate, validate and develop your own innovative business idea
  • Enhance your entrepreneurial, business and leadership competencies
  • Get trained in innovation management, design thinking, idea generation, business modelling, finance of innovation, legal issues, leadership and human resources, marketing, sales, PR, growth hacking, pitching… and more
  • Participate in input and feedback sessions, individual and group exercises, discussions, presentations, workshops and 2 weekend seminars outside Vienna
  • Get access to our international network of mentors, founders, investors, industry and science representatives and alumni
  • Connect with successful entrepreneurs, investors and innovators at the Founder & Investor talks, and ask all the burning questions directly to them.
  • Get personalised 1:1 mentoring and feedback session with experts
  • Work together with like-minded TU Wien students from different faculties
  • Pitch your project at the Extended Study on Innovation Demo Day to a jury of potential investors, innovation scouts and experts, and win amazing prizes
  • Get the chance to be accepted into the TUW i²nkubator, where you will get tailored mentorship, initial funding and a co-working space in the Founder Space to further develop your project
  • … and much more!



Check the full curriculum!


Facts and Details



October 2023


2 Semesters


Attendance is compulsory
Part-time (evenings and weekends)

Group Size

Very limited spots, small group



Total Workload


Check last year’s Demo Day!


Are you interested in joining the next batch of the Extended Study on Innovation (starting October 2024)? Sign up to be notified when the application opens!


If you have any questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact:

Alexandra Alexandru
Education Program Manager
+43 1 58801-406674

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