New investments by companies and Austrian challenges are carried out through an investment bonus

New investments by companies in Austrian locations are supported by an investment premium

In order to support the Austrian economy in the wake of the Corona crisis, the federal government has designed a new funding program with the aws investment bonus, which creates an incentive for corporate investments and thus makes a significant contribution to securing business premises, the creation of jobs and training positions and the Strengthening the international competitiveness of Austria as a business location.

An investment premium doubled for climate protection

Companies that develop renewable energy sources and thus focus on efficiency or the circular economy benefit from a double premium of 14 percent. Both existing and newly founded companies of all industries and of all sizes are eligible for funding.

Photovoltaic and storage systems

Grid-connected photovoltaic systems on buildings and open spaces with or without electricity storage (company buildings) are funded. Furthermore, the retrofitting of electricity storage systems in existing agricultural PV systems is promoted. There are no specifications or restrictions with regard to the size of the systems.

Information about the premium

  • New investments are funded with 14% of the eligible investment costs
  • The minimum investment volume that can be funded per application is EUR 5,000 excluding VAT.
  • The maximum investment volume that can be funded is EUR 50 million excluding VAT per company

The bonus can be combined with OeMAG’s tariff and investment subsidies.

Funding period

The award can be requested from September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The premium can also be applied for retrospectively for investments made after August 1, 2020. The investments must not have started before August 1st, 2020.

The applications are processed by the Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (AWS).