open ilab

The goal of the open innovation lab is to foster a multidisciplinary community dedicated to driving social change through innovative projects. Get access to workshops, community events, mentoring and 24/7 access to a co-working space to bring your ideas to life. We will provide you with the tools to bring about change and give you the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for social impact.

The next batch of the open ilab will start in July 2024. The exact schedule and application procedure will be posted here soon!

Who is the programme for? 

The open ilab is open to teams connected to the University of Vienna who want to take action to solve societal issues. We especially encourage teams with creative solutions aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to apply, which cover topics ranging from poverty eradication to climate action, aim to address global challenges and promote a more equitable and sustainable future.

Don’t have a team yet? Don’t worry! The social innovation hackathon taking place during the first week of the programme is the perfect place to find other people passionate about social change.  

what to expect


From theory of change to funding opportunities, we will cover the most important topics to ensure you have the tools to create sustainable projects.


Become part of the social impact ecosystem and benefit from our co-working space, peer sessions, events and networking opportunities.


Connect with a diverse set of experts and mentors who will support and empower you throughout your journey.

Ready to make a difference?

Let us create a more just and sustainable future together. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered and therefore encourage teams with different perspectives and backgrounds to apply.

Applications will open on 1st June! 

Join our Slack Community or write an e-mail to to stay updated.  

Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out!

Marco Masia

Head of Entrepreneurship

Clara Conrad-Billroth

Technology Transfer & Social Entrepreneurship