About Climate Lab

Climate Lab is the place for innovative, bold alliances to achieve climate neutrality goals as quickly as possible.

Our Story

Climate Lab was initiated by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund and the Austrian Ministry of Climate Action and Energy (BMK) together with Wien Energie, EIT Climate-KIC and Impact Hub.

We share the conviction that the solutions needed on the path to climate neutrality can only be developed in new partnerships. We need to collaborate like never before—across industries and sectors.

Through our own alliance and in Climate Lab itself, we want to exemplify and enable this. Together, we are developing collaborative programs, creating space for exploration, and developing a cross-sector community of climate innovators to achieve our shared goal: Climate neutrality as quickly as possible.

Our Role

We facilitate collaboration between leading companies and relevant public authorities in Austria; create programs for promising start-ups and scale-ups across Europe; and provide an inspiring space to work, think, meet, and connect at a unique location in Vienna.

Our Impact

We focus on the sectors with the biggest potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and make the shift towards a circular economy: Energy, mobility, construction, and housing. We measure our progress based on the innovative concepts created and emissions saved; on the powerful connections made and new partnerships initiated; on the sustainable jobs created and new topics established to influence public discourse. And, finally, on the courage and optimism we can inspire despite the challenges that we all face.

Our Space

With three floors of working, meeting and event space, Climate Lab’s modern interior is based on human-centric and climate-neutral principles. From leased furniture and carbon-neutral carpets, to flexible work and event spaces, community kitchens and focus rooms, our space is designed to encourage connection, collaboration and creativity.

Our Team

Anna Grün-Lastin

Partnerships Manager

Barbara Inmann

Programs Director

Gebhard Ottacher

Managing Director

Helene Pattermann

Community Manager

Hinnerk Hansen

Founding Director

Jana Nader

Floor Manager

Silvia Galli Paglia

Spaces Director

Sinziana Satmarean

Floor Manager

Stephanie Don

Communications Lead

Thomas Kaissl

Partnerships Director


We offer our team members a vibrant work environment, with diverse opportunities to develop professionally and take an active role in shaping our organization.

Event & Hospitality Coordinator

We’re looking for an Event & Hospitality Coordinator who can coordinate events with our clients, oversee the room set-up, and manage external service providers and catering.

This is a part-time position at 25 hrs/week. Click below for the complete job description.

Floor Manager

We’re looking for a Floor Manager to help create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere at our space, act as a primary contact person for guests, and keep an overview of the facilities and on-site events.

This is a part-time position at 25 hrs/week. Click below for the complete job description.