EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Subsidy for homeoffice - IT infrastructure

Austria
Phase: Anticipation
Type:
  • response to COVID-19
  • Support for digitalisation
  • Advice
  • Support of SMEs
Last modified: 05 November, 2020
Native name:

Förderung von IT-Infrastruktur zum Aufbau von Telearbeitsplätzen

English name:

Subsidy for homeoffice - IT infrastructure

Coverage/Eligibility

SMEs in Vienna.

Main characteristics

Launched in March 2020, as part of the regional COVID-19 policy response, the funding programme supports Viennese SMEs to set up teleworking for their staff and to create stable communication between the remote workplaces and the company premises. The window for applications was scheduled from 1 March until 2 April 2020. As stated in an update on 6 April the budget has been depleted.

The support includes:

  • consulting services provided by third parties;
  • investments for IT facilities.

The subsidy covers 75% of the arising costs, up to € 10,000 per project.

Funding

  • Regional funds

Involved actors

Regional/local government
Funding
Employer or employee organisations
Support is provided in collaboration with the Viennese Economic Chamber (WKW)
Other
Support is provided by the Vienna business agency (Wirtschaftsagentur)

Effectiveness

In the first week of funding, 700 applications were received. The initially envisaged budget of €2 million has been exhausted and topped up to a total of €6 milion. The city reported a very high demand from companies. The participating enterprises on average invested €8,125 in new IT facilities for home office.

In 2017, a total number of 126,366 enterprises were registered in Vienna. As Austria has a SME quote of 99.6% , most of them are SMEs. Considering this scale, the 700 applications in the first week are not a significantly large number (around 0.55%). 

Strengths

No information available.

Weaknesses

No information available.

Examples

No information available.
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