austria wirtschaftsservice commissioned Unit F büro für mode to compile a comprehensive package of measures for the incorporation of funding tools for small and medium-sized businesses from the fashion design sector in the impulse funding programme of aws. The mechanisms and peculiarities of the fashion sector were carefully taken into consideration.
Projects and purposeful funding measures were developed, taking the already existing communal and nationwide funding programmes into account.
For the analysis of international best-practice models, a workshop with international speakers was organised for the members of the aws. Experts invited to take part were Carina Heinz / designpool berlin (Germany), Barbara Wendling / Stiftung Zollverein (Germany), Marc Gysemans / Gysemans Clothing Industry (Belgium) and Alexander Brenninkmeijer / Clemes en August (Germany).
The aim of the project is the effective, structural funding of the economic growth of the fashion sector in Austria.