Universities as the soil for start-ups

Stanford University has prepared the ground for Silicon Valley. And that’s not an isolated case: „Innovation hubs don’t work on the long run if there are no research- and education-institutions close“, states Eva Winroither in the Austrian daily newspaper „Die Presse“. 
The article mentions a few examples for cooperation between austrian universities and companies, among them the new founders program that’s  currently being prepared as a cooperation between the Pioneers Festival and the Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Technical University of Vienna. Another example is the vision of the IT Quarter Vienna as an integrated innovation campus, that should settler start-ups close to the university to foster cooperation.
Read the full article at diepresse.com


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