In October, tennis fever gripped Vienna again and a large number of top international stars brought the City Hall to life. A unique atmosphere and exciting matches meant that the tennis fans could hardly catch their breath throughout the entire week of the tournament and in the end there was the winning title for a young, new talent in top international tennis: Jannik Sinner.

Young talents are also the focus of the TU Wien Foundation and are supported, not least through fundraising events like this one. Together with Erste Bank Open ATP500 and the Austrian Tennis Association ÖTV, hand-picked exhibits from the world of tennis professionals and unique donations of time were auctioned from October 23rd to 31st.

Building bridges between top-class sport and science represents an important contribution to our work. Today, our everyday lives are already significantly influenced by technology – and the trend is increasing. The TU Wien Foundation aims to significantly promote the increase and transfer of the resource “knowledge”.

With its support, the foundation is determined to be part of the solution and help thinkers and excellent researchers at TU Wien through committed programs, endowed professorships or infrastructure projects.

The TU Wien Foundation says THANK YOU. We thank our cooperation partners, we thank those who donated exhibits and time, and last but not least our fellow bidders and buyers. Everyone contributed to the auction proceeds of almost EURO 12,500.


Tennis is not only a sport,
but an art.

Erich Kästner