17. Jan 2023
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Innovation for the region: the new IMC Open Innovation Lab

Study. Found. Take off. Now this is even easier at IMC Krems: at the brand-new Open Innovation Lab. Here, students and alumni make valuable contacts with entrepreneurs and companies in the region. The aim is to test new ideas in direct exchange.


The lab offers a protected framework for simply trying things out. And yes, mistakes are allowed! After all, this is the place to think new ideas and develop innovations. True to the motto of our University of Applied Sciences: International. Innovative. IMC.

Krems: the place for innovative business

Anyone who has a business idea or a product approach in mind is in good hands in Krems. In addition, the University of Applied Sciences not only offers suitable study programmes, but also the funding programme "Creative Pre-Incubator – Start your Business".

But back to the Open Innovation Lab. It is located in the middle of Krems’s pedestrian zone on Untere Landstraße. This ensures good visibility and a direct connection to one of the IMC locations in the city. For maximum synergies between teaching, research and business.

What else can you expect in the Open Innovation Lab? Many events in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Highlights in the Lab

  • InnoTalks offer a look behind the scenes: innovators from the IMC Krems environment talk about their successes. After the short fireside chat, there will be an opportunity to exchange ideas directly. 
  • InnoLAB: Companies define a task – interdisciplinary student teams develop solutions for it.
  • TrendLAB: Here students from different disciplines work together on trend and future topics – three times per semester.