The ViennaOpen Festival focuses on recent developments in open design, shared economies and the means of production in the third industrial revolution and is the only one of its kind in Europe .  It provides workshops, lectures, discussions and parties and has a strong focus on the DIY movement and new opportunities, given by  developments such as 3D printing and OpenData-Services.

In 2014 the main topic is open composition of design and architecture as well as  open knowledge transfer and urban development. The festival negotiates current projects and collaborations in the area of culture and creative industries and around the New Critical Theory.