Business Subsidies in Austria

These extend from cash grants and preferential rates of interest to the provision of guarantees. This exceptionally extensive offering enables companies to take advantage of funding and support programs tailored to their specific requirements.

Priorities in supporting business

The fundamental ban on state aid prevailing in the EU is tempered by special regulations. Direct business promotion measures are permitted in the EU in line with the following criteria:

  • Support provided to research and development activities

  • Strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs

  • Improvement of the regional infrastructure

  • Promotion of environmental protection

  • Promotion of further education and professional development measures