LBS Innovation CenterWhere Innovation and Business Come Together
Welcome to the LBS Innovation Center
Since its founding years as a University of Applied Sciences, Lauder Business School has been based on industry market needs and the latest private sector developments. The academic agenda, the hands-on approach in teaching as well as real-life projects have shaped the interconnectedness between education and business.
Moving one step further, we have established the LBS Innovation Center that works hand in hand with the industry sector and has set the goal of promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and developing future technologies in Austria.
Our activities include:
- Incubator for tech start-up Insticore
- Sponsoring for IT development project Instigo (partly financed by the FFG)
- Development & expansion of the future Start Up & IT Center in the 20th district of Vienna
- Growth Hacking Education in collaboration with Techikum Wien Academy
Our aim is to design the landscape and the industries of the future. As we move forward, an increasing number of new exciting fields are opening up while very few have the expertise to undertake the tasks involved.
Intertwining Lauder Business School know-how in finding solutions for future transportation systems in cooperation with the prospective partner ÖBB. The goal is to create smart solutions for the digitalization of the passenger services. Stay at the forefront with us and lead the agenda of tomorrow.
Insticore, incubated by Lauder Business School, is an end-to-end digital agency, providing a wide spectrum of services to small ventures, big customers and aspiring entrepreneurs in the online universe. The agency specializes in tailor-made solutions, made by combining a strong creatives, production, control of media channels and extensive technological know-how.
Services include a wide spectrum of growth & viral marketing, web development, creatives & branding, advertising & social media, as well as SEO. Based on the extensive in-house knowledge and experience the agency has set to develop Instigo, a SaaS (software as service) tool that will automatize digital marketing with the help of artificial intelligence.
Instigo, under development by Insticore, is a cloud-based marketing & growth platform backed by AI that connects a digital marketer’s existing touchpoints under one roof, enabling a smooth operation of marketing tasks, while learning from datasets from various sources, to allow it to autonomously plan, build, optimize and execute marketing campaigns relevant for the customer across all channels.
With a centralized center of control, and on-the-go creation of target-audiences based on hard facts rather than gut feelings, and a continuous process of extracting actionable insights, Instigo poses a shift in the way marketing operations are being performed, providing a full-stack marketer that never sleeps, or the world’s first autonomous growth hacker.
Future Direction in our Business Programs
At Lauder Business School we educate the FUTURE for the FUTURE. In our academic programs there are courses covering the digital transformation, innovation, FinTech and future technologies that are relevant for the business world of tomorrow. For instance, our students trade with StockTrak, they learn how to use SAP, they are comfortable with statistical software packages (R, SPSS), they are familiar with the internet of things, they know how to use project management tools as well as Bloomberg effectively. The use of further business analysis tools is incorporated in several courses. We are convinced that our graduates must understand the relevant KPIs so that they can make the correct strategic decisions for their prospective employer or for their own company.
The groundbreaking future changes will affect us as individuals, but also in the way we do business. Future leaders must be ready to drive innovation and organizational change while embracing digital trends. That is why the overwhelming majority of our lecturers are real-world practitioners with tremendous experience from the respective industries
LBS is proud to announce that students can now access the Bloomberg Terminal/Bloomberg Finance Lab on campus – a tool that is used by leading business and financial professionals worldwide. The Bloomberg Terminal is a software platform that provides real-time and historical data, market moving news and analytics to help business and finance professionals make better informed investment decisions.
From a distance the digital and analog blue planet looks the same – but for present and future business leaders it is crucial to know the difference in order to understand their digital transformation.That´s where the Internet of Things (IOT) Futuretrail Course conducted by our lecturer Ing. Mag. Robert Kotal CFP® EFA® kicks in, using a complete new teaching approach W-A-V-E.
WKO | Innovation & Business
The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich or WKO) represents the interests of more than 517,000 member companies. As the voice of Austrian business, WKO is committed to forward-looking policies which benefit the economy e.g. tax relief, cutting red tape, subsidies, etc. Moreover, WKO offers fast expert advice on various topics, everything from labour laws to customs information.
Through its educational facilities WKO contributes to improving the competitive ability of domestic companies.
VBA | Startup & Investments
The Vienna Business Agency offers a “360° service” for companies in Vienna. Funding and advice, workshops and coaching for start-ups, assistance with the search for industrial space or office premises, contacts to potential partners in the technology scene or creative industries.
The Vienna Business Agency positions Austria’s capital city in the international economic environment, looks after international companies settling in Vienna, and is the first point of contact for expats arriving in Vienna.
AWS | Innovation & Investments
Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) is the Austrian Federal promotional bank. Their mission is to support young innovative start-ups, founders, as well as growth and internationalisation projects of Austrian companies with low-interest loans, guarantees for bank loans, grants and equity. We also support investments in Austria carried out by international corporates.
aws enhances 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.
AustrianStartups | Startup & Support
AustrianStartups is an independent non-profit platform for innovative entrepreneurship in Austria. It is an open place for startups, changemakers, and interested persons and focuses on three realms of influence: Inspire. Connect. Change. The people behind AustrianStartups believe that entrepreneurial thinking and acting are key for positive change.
AustrianStartups provide information to support young entrepreneurs with great ideas and the vision to change the world…
weXelerate | StartUp & Support
weXelerate is the CEE’s largest Innovation Hub in the heart of Vienna. Each year, 100 high potential startups from all over the world are accepted into our multi-corporate accelerator program. Each 4 month accelerator program aims at supporting start- and scale ups with market entry, growth and expansion to new markets by connecting them to relevant stakeholder groups.
ImpactHub Vienna | Startup & Social
The Impact Hub Vienna community is made up of social businesses addressing challenges both locally and globally. Its members are entrepreneurs, social investors, freelancers, advocates, campaigners, creatives, artists, consultants, coaches and more. Members enjoy a global platform connecting them to 15000+ like-minded entrepreneurs. They have access to training and support, work spaces, lectures, training workshops, community networking events and incubation programs.