I would like to 

Take part in the Inventors
& Pre-Incubation Programme

We are counting on you. And your idea. Develop a prototype, found a start-up. You can do that with us at NOI.

Six months. Your product takes shape. Your idea becomes a business model.

Is your product or business idea still in the starting blocks? Then the Inventors & Pre-Incubation Programme is the place for you. We will support you for six months while you work in our Idea Space. We will provide coaches and contacts. And access to our Maker Space. We will show you financing options. We know how things work: our Start-Up Incubator is certified by the Ministry of Economic Development.

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Apply – on your own or as a team! Give your idea a chance.

We look at whether your idea is forward-looking, how your team works and at the technical maturity of your product. Together, we assess the market potential and feasibility of your idea.


Inventors & Pre-Incubation Programme: once a year, we promote new product and business ideas.

Call for Business Ideas. Submit your idea now. Ten ideas will be selected.

The submission deadline varies. Usually, it takes place in autumn. You go through two selection phases. In phase one, we look at the person behind the idea. Who are you, and what have you done so far? How much time can you devote to developing your product idea? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Next, we check your idea’s degree of innovation, market potential and feasibility. Another important factor: how likely is it that you will set up your company in South Tyrol?

A stress test for your idea. A three-day workshop – then you know where you stand.

You are one of the top ten. Now you are invited to a three-day workshop at NOI. There we will put your idea through its paces. Experts will conduct a 360-degree screening with you. You will optimise and refine it, formulate hypotheses and work out risk scenarios. Finally, you will create a roadmap for validation. Only four will succeed.

You have won! You are among the best. You can rely on us for four months.

Hurray! You have made it to NOI’s Inventors & Pre-Incubation Programme. For six months, we offer you services, events and programmes to help your idea grow: market analysis, feasibility, business model and corporate identity. Experienced coaches and mentors are at your side. You work on your product in our Maker Space. We look for suitable partners and help you plan the financing. We ensure that you can take your next steps forwards with confidence.

Check the submission deadline. Review the criteria. Get started! The world needs innovative products and new business models.