The E.I.N.S. Open Innovation Hub for Creative Industries & Digital Media at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is led by Franz Fiedler and Thomas Moser. The Hub functions as a catalyst for creativity, innovation and growth in the creative industries and in the field of digital media in St. Pölten and on a European level.
It offers a range of activities in the field of entrepreneurial education, networking and matchmaking and support for start-ups. The Hub works in close connection with the thriving ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in St. Pölten, offering opportunities for networking between the city of St. Pölten and the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. It supports accessing state-of-the-art facilities, training, workshops or hackathons - connects with mentors, provides networking opportunities and resources to support the development of new ideas, products, services and business models,
The Hub is part of the project E.I.N.S., the E³UDRES² Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Smart and Sustainable European Regions, funded by the EIT HEI Initiative. E.I.N.S. promotes that results from teaching and research contribute to new marketable products and services through business start-ups and other forms of knowledge transfer.