Two Next

Where digital innovation creates social impact

Did you know?

In Austria, about 950,000 people regularly assist their relatives with everyday activities.

Their work covers about 80% of needed care support in Austria – voluntarily and without payment, facing various obstacles arising from their situation. Given that the number of people in need of care is expected to rise by more than 60% by 2050, the number of relatives caring for them will increase dramatically as well. There are an infinite number of problems to be solved in the social sector.

Just one example: For many people, the internet is the number one place to get information about everything they want to know. But not everyone can use it. People with cognitive disabilities are excluded from many offers and sources of information on the internet. Performing an internet search is not as intuitive as many people might think. Neither is making sense of search results. Hence, a significant number of people cannot benefit from a regular web search.

Digital start-ups do see themselves as providers of solutions in any sector. But most of them have commercial success as their primary goal.

What can we do?

We could create impactful and sustainable digital solutions for the social issues of our time.

Therefore we founded Two Next. The focus lies on issues of care and financial inclusion. Two Next enters into adaptive forms of collaboration and involves relevant stakeholders to create solid groundwork for developing and implementing these solutions. All of Two Next’s activities are driven by a perpetual focus on users and their needs, and a wise combination of all the capabilities in the room. Within its processes, Two Next and its partners regularly enter new territory and go the extra mile in building skills and competences in innovation and digitalisation, as well as fostering new models and networks for collaboration across sectors.

"Two Next offers us optimal support in designing the development path, finding the “right” technology partners and guiding us through the whole process - from analysing needs to introducing digital products to the market."

Two Next is a trusted partner and guide for NPOs in their transformative innovation journey within the Inclusion Lab. The Lab is a structured 6-weeks innovation programme, which includes NPOs from different countries and great solutions in a variety of topics: inclusion of people with mental disabilities, informal caregiving, psychiatric recovery and integration, addiction prevention, the inclusion of sex workers, or support for parents.

Digital solutions for everyday problems

Clara – helps you to help others

The Clara app connects informal carers with professional carers and experts from others fields and enables direct and personal exchange between them. Like that relatives receive the support needed in managing everyday challenges.

Frag Tobi

Makes the online search process accessible for people with mental disabilities.

Supports parents when their children get into challenging situations.


Matches volunteers to help out and fix things in vulnerable households.

Why are we doing this? ​

Because we believe that innovative technological solutions can help solve social problems.

We want to contribute to building resilient societies where people have the knowledge, capacity and access to local and international networks to build prosperity and stability for themselves and their families. A combination of digital, social, and business expertise can lead to impactful solutions.

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.