IKB research funding

In 2019 a collaboration between Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe AG (IKB), the University of Innsbruck (UIBK), the Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) and Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) was established, as part of which funding is provided to research projects that are related to the field of activity of IKB (

IKB research funding 2023

Tendering period: upcoming

Funding amount per project: maximum of 25,000.00 euros. Funding is provided for two up to a maximum of 5 projects per call for tenders.

Application guidelines and tender specification, German

Application guidelines and tender specification, English

In 2022 projects by young scientists* from all scientific disciplines at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) and Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) were funded in the following subject area:

Drinking Water: submissions may address topics including the following:

  • Domestic use
  • Municipal use (e.g. supply, core activation for cooling, irrigation, fire-fighting, cleaning, pools – incl. analyses e.g. microbiology, energy etc.)
  • Industrial use (process medium, cleaning, auxiliary material, snowmaking, energy etc.)
  • Water analysis (e.g.: microorganisms in drinking water “Beyond the pathogens”; trace elements in water)
  • Hygiene

Applications must be submitted electronically to the e-mail address by no later than (receipt).

Documents to be submitted:

  • Application form
  • Brief summary of the project (maximum of one page in German), which can be used as a press release
  • Project description (research questions/objectives; approach/methodology; degree of novelty/innovation; expected project results with regard to the subjects of the call for tenders; main scientists involved)
  • Scheduling
  • Budget and resource planning
  • Curriculum vitae and publication list of the applicants
  • Applicants from MUI: The application must comply with the requirements of the external funding directive of the Medical University of Innsbruck.

Contact at MUI
Dr Peter Josten
Research funding and innovation department
Phone: +43 512 9003-70070