“Just be true to yourself, and listen as much as one is able to other people whose opinions you respect and look up to but in the end, it has to come from you. You can’t really worry too much by looking to the left and the right about what the competition is doing or what other people in your field are doing. It has to be a true vision.”
Anna Wintour


WORTH Partnership Project II


WORTH Partnership Project is an initiative of the European Union, supporting partnerships between SMEs and start-up, designers, manufacturers and technology firms to create innovative and design-driven products and ideas.

FFG Basisprogram


The General Programme aims to strengthen the competitiveness of companies based in Austria by funding the development of new products, processes, and services.

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Cellulose High-Tech Materials


The Christian Doppler Laboratory is a well-known private-public partnership grant that supports targeted basic research for the industry over a period of seven years. The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Cellulose High-Tech Materials is funded by industrial partners including Papierfabrik Wattens GmbH & Co KG, Metadynea Austria GmbH, Lenzing AG, and Vienna Textile Lab (VTL GmbH), as well as by the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria of Labour and Economy.

FFG Innovationsscheck


The Innovationsscheck mit Selbstbehalt can be used to pay for certain fundable services from research institutions (non-university research institutions, technical colleges, and universities). The Research Group Integrated Bioprocess Development developed for the Vienna Textile Lab a new process for cultivating our microorganisms.

Tech Tour


Tech Tour is a community platform that connects tech entrepreneurs with investors, experts, coaches, and regions to realize their bold ambition and build successful partnerships. Vienna Textile Lab won the Tech Tour prize for one of the best presentations at Tech Tour Food Bioeconomy & Agritech 2022 and Tech Tour Sustainability 2022

Supernovas – Rocket Up


Rocket-up is a 3-month program that supports innovative female-led ventures who wants to internationalize, by providing tailored mentoring and connecting them with leading corporate partners and cities of EIT communities. The goal of the Programme is to successfully support entrepreneurs to enter a new European market with a solid strategy and local validation of the product and service.

AWS PreSeed

2019 – 2021

We are proudly funded by the PreSeed program of BMDW and BMVIT, handled by aws.

Small But Perfect

Small but Perfect


Vienna Textile Lab and Atlas of Sustainable Colour(s), Martina Spetlova collaborating on the Colour Impact Catalogue. The project is co-funded by the European Union.

Galactica | Project

Galactica Pioneer


Vienna Textile Lab working on the space application of microbial dyes and pigments. This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

WORTH Partnership Project


Cooperation is key to success! We love working with creative minds! This project is a collaboration between anima by Loreto and the Vienna Textile Lab.

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Fashion for Good Accelerator


We found our tribe of textile and fashion startups taken care of by the Fashion for Good Accelerator. The Fashion for Good Accelerator is the ultimate program for startups driving innovation in sustainability, circularity, and transparency to make all fashion good.

Investment Ready Program

Investment Ready Program


We enjoyed the program of the Investment Ready Program.



Changing the world one startup at a time!

Global Final 3rd Place Cyprus, Limassol

Global Final Audience Award Cyprus, Limassol

National Final Winner Austria, Vienna

InTransit Innovate


INNOVATE focuses on customized advisory services, including assisted self-assessment and circular/digital diagnostic, coaching, and training at a strategic level with programs composed of workshops and one-to-one consultancy from InTransit Consortium.

AWS Green IP


The aim is to protect and sustainably secure the value of their environmental technologies, such as projects, products, and services in fields like e-mobility or renewable energy. The target audience includes companies interested in developing and implementing an innovation protection strategy aligned with their business model through coaching from aws experts, combined with grants.

EY Scale-Up Award Bronze


The EY Scale-up Award is the Austrian competition for start-up companies in or just before the growth phase and looks for the scale-ups of tomorrow. A comprehensive program supports them in their ambition to “go higher”.

BIG Bio Innovationscamp


Innovationcamp is a customized, practical training initiative that aims to enhance the research, development, innovation, and digital skills of Austrian businesses, while also fostering knowledge transfer and collaboration between academia and industry. These projects are proposed as consortium efforts, with research institutes, universities, or technical colleges partnering with companies to develop time-limited training programs for their employees.

Phönix Gründungspreis


Competition for Start-ups, Spin-offs, and research teams The Austrian start-up prize Phönix is awarded on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Federal Ministry for Labour and Economy. Phönix honors start-ups, spin-offs, prototype projects, and female entrepreneurs and shows how essential successful knowledge transfer is for Austria as a location for innovation.
Nominated for two categories: Start-up and Female entrepreneurs.
Karin Fleck won in the category of Female entrepreneurs.

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AWS Seed Financing


The Vienna Textile Lab has been selected for the Seed Financing program of the promotional bank of the Austrian federal government (aws).


ELIIT Partnership Project


We are excited to partner with Living Colour on this very cool partnership project. The European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project is provided by the European Commission.

ESA - Implemented OSIP ideas — December 2020



Vienna Textile Lab collaborates with the Austrian Space Forum as part of the ESA OSIP. The Open Space Innovation Platform is funded by ESA.

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FFG Bridge

2019 – 2022

It is a great pleasure and an achievement to work with the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry. This work under the Bridge Program is funded by the FFG. The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria.

BOKU Startup Price

BOKU Startup Prize


We were so proud to receive the first-ever BOKU Startup Prize!

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Climate-KIC Accelerator

2017 – 2018

Learning to walk as a young company with the Climate-KIC Accelerator Austria.