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This program of the Austrian Economic Service GmbH (AWS) supports activities and measures which aim for the creation or development of an innovation. – new or significantly improved products, operations, services, methods, systems, structures, devices or materials (experimental development).







Thematically, the promotion is aimed at projects in the creative areas:

  • Category DESIGN: design, architecture, fashion, graphic, art market
  • Category INNOVATIVE MEDIA: Multimedia / Games, music business / music publishing, audio-vision and film / film distribution, media and publishing, advertising industry


Here is a brief description of the two ongoing programs:


impulse XS

Grant for creative sector projects in a phase in which the assessment of the substantial and economic feasibility is still to happen. Funding of up to 70% of project costs, max. EUR 45,000.

Eligible applicants are micro-enterprises, existing or in course of formation, in all industries, as well as natural persons who intend to start a business.


impulse XL

Grant for creative economic projects that are able to show a plausible and understandable market orientation and profitability of the resulting products, processes and services. Support up to 50% of project costs, max. EUR 200,000.

Eligible applicants are small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), existing or in course of formation, in all sectors, including people who practice a freelance profession.


Take advantage of the opportunity to implement one of your innovative ideas with the help of these programs! The contribution of Hafelekar can also extend from XS to XL: we support you in project development and proposal preparation. If you want, we can also assist you from project implementation and documentation to project billing. Benefit from our years of experience in the field of funding management and focus on the substantive implementation of your project.


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