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SUBJECT: Invitation to the online FU-TOURISM WORKSHOP AUSTRIA: “Envisioning the future of Tourism in Austria” - Finnova Foundation

SUBJECT: Invitation to the online FU-TOURISM WORKSHOP AUSTRIA: “Envisioning the future of Tourism in Austria”


We invite you to the online workshop on “Foreseeing the future of tourism in Austria”, part of the cycle of national workshops organised by the European project FU-TOURISM, funded by the Single Market Programme with €4 million.  Explore, connect and innovate for a sustainable and digital future in Austrian tourism. 

Date: Tuesday, June, 18th 2024, 14:00 – 16:35 CEST (Online)

Register here:

Why am I interested in attending the workshop?

  • Connect with Key Players: Engage with top Austrian tourism stakeholders. Discuss the pressing challenges and exciting opportunities that lie ahead, especially in the realms of sustainability and digitalization
  • Innovate and Grow: This is a unique chance for SMEs to secure financial backing for sustainable and digital advancements in tourism. Through our acceleration and scaling-up programs, you’ll have the resources to bring new ideas to life, enhance your practices, and forge a trailblazing, eco-friendly digital presence.
  • Launch Support for your Vision: Our support goes beyond funding. It’s an opportunity to evolve your business model into one that’s more sustainable, efficient, and ready for the digital age

The workshop will follow the next agenda:

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and Introductions

Christoph Steiner, SYNYO GmbH

14:05 – 14:15 Insights about FU-TOURISM project & the Austrian Ecosystem

Christoph Steiner, SYNYO GmbH

14:15 – 14:35 Austrian Tourism in context of sustainability and digitalization.

Florian Glatt

14:35 – 14:50 4-Helix Approach for Green and Digital Transition & Digital & Citizen / Community driven Innovation

Oliver Will, Strategy Architects [Die Strategiemanufaktur]

14:50 – 15:05 Harnessing Regenerative Innovation and Digitalization for Austria´s Future

Daniel Pietsch, Systaimability

BREAK 15:05 – 15:15

Live Showcases

15:15 – 15:20 AI-Resource Software for Hotels based on actual data

Ines Ganner, NeedNect

15:20 – 15:25  SDG-oriented city hotel with zero energy balance

Michaela Reitterer, Hotel Stadthalle, Vienna

15:25 – 15:30 Software for prediciting product demand for bakeries, retail and potentially HoReCa-application

Florian Zach, circly

15:30 – 15:35 Digital community initiative led by Austrian Tourism Board

Vittorio Bianchi, Change Tourism Austria (CTA)

Discussion Session

15:35 – 16:30 Round Table of Panelists and Q&A from attendees

Questions & answers on the state of the Austrian Tourism system & it’s development

16:30 – 16:35 Final remarks. Closing summary, highlighting
 key takeaways from the discussions and the interactive sessions

Christoph Steiner, SYNYO GmbH

We are waiting for you!


FU-TOURISM is a European project funded with €4M by the SMP – Single Market Programme (former COSME) that aims to support the green and digital transition of European tourism SMEs. Through the creation of a network of business support organizations in six European countries (Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Poland and Austria), FU-TOURISM provides funding and expertise to 102 SME projects aiming to transform their tourism practices.

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