Are you a creative company based in Sofia?

Are you involved in gaming, film or cultech?


25 Hours in Creative Vienna

September 25-26 in Vienna, Austria
organised by Sofia Investment Agency and Vienna Business Agency


Meet Vienna Business Agency and learn about the business and creative city Vienna and the financial
opportunities for creative projects. Get in touch with representatives of the creative ecosystem in the
city. Hear Bulgarian creative companies share their success stories.

WHEN: 25-26 September 2019         

WHERE: Vienna

The participants will cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Vienna Business Agency will cover lunches and transfers for the participants. Funding is available for cultech firms under the Discover Vienna: CultTech programme. The application deadline is August 28th.

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Confirm your participation in ‘25 Hours in Creative Vienna‘ no later than September 9th, 2019 here.



25 Hours in Creative Vienna

Working language: English

24. Sep/Morning of 25. Sep

Arrival/Transfer Hotel

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses and arrangements. There is a hotel reservation at a preferential price

Motel One Wien-Westbahnhof

Address: Europaplatz 3, 1150 Vienna

If you would like take advantage of the preferential reservation, please indicate it in the registration form before September 9th.

25. Sep

11:30 – 12:30

Gaming in Austria – An Overview

Location: Museumsquartier 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

Subotron/Play Austria, Jogi Neufeld (confirmed)


12:30 – 13:30

Visit MUMOK Museum

Location: Museumsquartier 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

Museum tour – Vertigo exhibition

Talk/FAQ about modern museum management


13:30 – 14:30

Lunch at Glacis Beisl 

Location: Museumsquartier 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria


15:00 – 15:30

Introduction to Creative City Vienna and Creative City Sofia

Location: Expat Center of  the Vienna Business Agency

Address: Schmerlingplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

1. Vienna Business Agency – Business and Creative City Vienna – An Overview

Joint event with international Discover Vienna: CultTech participants

2. Sofia Investment Agency – Business and Creative City Sofia – An Overview


15:30 – 16:15

Creative City Sofia

Location: Expat Center of Vienna Business Agency 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

The Success Stories of Creative Sofia

Introduction and Presentations of the Delegates (3 min/presentation)


1. Ligna Group/ Missia 23

2. Technofy



16:15 – 18:00

Creative City Vienna

Location: Expat Center of the Vienna Business Agency 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

1Austrian Business Agency (ABA) – Business Location Austria, Birgit Reiter-Braunwieser1.

2. Cultural Department, City of Vienna, MA 7: film, fashion, international cultural relations – financial support for Viennese creative projects

3. Vienna Film Commission – Film Location Vienna

4. Coop99 – Film Co-Productions Bulgaria-Austria (tbc)

5. A1 –Digital Distribution for Film

6. SAE Institute Wien – Creative Media Education

7. Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO) – Creative Industries in Austria

8. Wien Energie – Implementing Gamification & E-Sports in Corporate Communication Strategy (tbc)


18:00 – 18:30


Location: Expat Center 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria


18:30 – 21:30

Networking Event & Cocktail

Location: Expat Center 

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

26. Sep


Digital Creativity & Interactive Design


Companies visit:

1. arxanima – Animation Studio

2. Lost in the garden – Games, VR & AR Studio 



End of 25 hours Official Program and Transfer to Airport

Additional events available for participants staying longer in Vienna.

Selected topics from the festivals programs:

26. Sep

Vienna Contemporary, Focus CEE

Location: Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna

Presentation: CultTech Lab Vienna

A Lab/ Hackathon where IT-startups find solutions of technological challenges for viennese cultural institutions: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Opera, viennacontemporary, Wiener Festwochen Festival, Vienna Tourist Board.

26. Sep

Waves Vienna, Music Festival and Conference

Location: WUK Vienna

Waves Vienna’s motto is „East meets West“; numerous international alternative, electronic, rock, and club acts will be performing around Vienna’s 9th district. Additionally, local artists and sophisticated musicians from Eastern Europe form an essential part of the festival’s programme.

The Waves Vienna Music Conference constitutes a part of the festival and offers the possibility to attend lectures and panels and participate in workshops. The subject-specific program will deal with the topic „East meets West“, which will serve as the basis and inspiration for many years of pan-European cooperation.

27. Sep

Game + Graphic Lab (part of Vienna Design Week)

Vienna Design Week focus on game design wants to represent the local game development scene and its work in manifold ways as well as to create a hub that provides reciprocal interactions as well as contacts with international partners, other fields of design and the business community. This year’s game design focus will be curated by Jogi Neufeld (Subotron) and Erwin Bauer (buero bauer). For this purpose, the time-tried lab format of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK will be reactivated and transformed into a trial venue and experimentation room for game and graphic designers. In this way, visitors are provided with glimpses into, and a hands-on understanding of, design and creation processes, as game developers and graphic designers find ways of direct, live co-operation at the festival headquarters.

The Game + Graphic Lab will be accompanied by an extensive framework programme that provides interactive and discursive insights into a design discipline of nearlimitless dynamism.

Shall you be interested to join us, please contact:

Ms. Ana Georgieva

Senior Expert Investment and Business Development, Invest Sofia


Mob. Phone: +359 882 868 583

For more information about the services of Vienna Business Agency, please contact:

Ms. Tsvetoslava Kapatsinova

Project Manager CEE, Vienna Business Agency


Mob. Phone: +359 883 367 333

The Event Partners

Get to know the organizations that stand behind the Sofia I Vienna: CREATE & GROW Network Meeting – learn who we are and what we do. Visit our websites for detailed information on how we support the business environment.

Vienna Business Agency has been actively supporting the development of national and international companies from various sectors in the Austrian capital for more than 30 years by providing financial support, real estate, and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. With its activities, the Agency is constantly boosting the growth of existing businesses in the city. Learn more…

Sofia Investment Agency (SIA) is part of Sofia Municipality and offers a one-stop service for foreign and Bulgarian companies, entrepreneurs and startups, looking to set up business in Sofia. SIA also supports the local business expansion on foreign and global markets. Learn more…