Football Innovation Award

football innovation award

The Football Innovation Award presented by Interwetten is Austria's first football business award. The Football Innovation Award is presented in the categories "Innovative Startup" and "Innovative Club".

In both categories an international jury of experts will draw up a shortlist of five nominees from the entries and that shortlist will be published on August 12th.

The five shortlisted startups will be allowed to pitch on stage at the FUTURE OF FOOTBALL BUSINESS-Conference. After the pitches the awards will be presented in both categories.

Per submission € 150,00 excl. VAT will be charged. We include one free standard ticket for the FUTURE OF FOOTBALL BUSINESS-Conference per submission. All shortlisted startups and clubs will be upgraded to a VIP ticket.

The "Innovative Startup" Winner gets

  • Meeting & Pitch at the Headquarters of the Austrian Football Bundesliga
  • Membership in the Football Business Network (Package "Large") worth 2.500 Euro including 1.500 Euro advertising budget
  • Interview in the FUSSBALL BUSINESS magazine

The "Innovative Club" Winner gets


  • July 31st: End of the application phase
  • August 12th: Announcement of the five finalists in each category
  • September 12th: Football Innovation Award-Ceremony at the conference

Dominik Beier

CEO, Interwetten

Ralf Leister

Patrick Lenhart

Head of Marketing, Austrian Bundesliga

Benjamin Penkert

Founder, SportsTechX

Stephan Peters

Managing Director, Sports Pioneers

Dirk Schluenz

Head of Commercial, FC St. Pauli

Kay Mourheg

Executive Vice President, Capelli Sport