Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws)is the Austrian Federal promotional bank. Our mission is to support young innovative startups, founders, as well as growth and internationalisation projects of Austrian companies, by means of low-interest aws ERP loans, guarantees for bank loans, grants, equity, as well as with networking, information and coaching services.
Facts and Figures:
The aws supports several thousand entrepreneurial projects every year. The aws project financing volume amounts to 1.2 billion EUR. aws services trigger investments, mobilize innovative entrepreneurial projects, and secure and create a large number of jobs. aws integrates EU funding into its products, e.g. for mobilizing research, development and innovation, for increasing the competitiveness of SMEs, for reducing charges for aws guarantees, for start-up projects and for investment for business angels.