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Examples of Cooperation
R&D projects with our experts achieve lasting success when we talk to each other – in person or by phone – about your innovation ideas and work out exactly what resources you need. Then we can choose the right institutes, the most appropriate form of cooperation and a suitable financing solution.
SCIENCE FIT helps small and medium enterprises in Styria to tap into the know-how of research institutions in the region, and also to get in touch with students and graduates. Members of the SCIENCE FIT project team will visit your company and find out what innovation needs you have. They can explain which forms of cooperation are possible for specific kinds of topics. The team acts as a neutral broker and is subject to strict confidentiality.
Details of SCIENCE FIT
An essential part of the way TU Graz sees its identity is to act as a motor of innovation and to support economic development in the region. The TU Graz Research & Technology House has facilitated many publicly-funded programmes to promote knowledge and technology transfer in the regional context – mostly with small and medium enterprises in mind. The biggest of these programmes, which, taken together with its predecessors has now existed for almost 20 years, is SCIENCE FIT in Styria.
We have carried out further regional knowledge and technology transfer activities in Salzburg and Carinthia and also in regions of Central and Eastern Europe, for example:
Innovation Services of Intermediaries for Start-Ups and SMEsprovides a systematic overview of 16 innovation promotion programmes and 13 regional pilot projects.
Each year, at the business contact fair
Meet Hidden Champions, 22 select Styrian small and medium businesses have the chance to present themselves as employers to students and graduates at TU Graz or the University of Graz.
This year, the fair will take place at the University of Graz:
Information on the programm and the participating companies (in German): Meet Hidden Champions 2019
Presentation of the certificate: from left to right: Andreas Starzacher, head of the KWF section for technology; Sandra Venus, managing director of KWF; Christoph Adametz, TU Graz (recipient of the award) and Erhard Juritsch, managing director of KWF
On 17 March 2015 the Carinthian Business Promotion Agency KWF awarded the certificate
Gut beraten 2014! to Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Adametz of TU Graz. The criteria for this award are competence in a specialist area, positive feedback from companies, dedication and cooperation with KWF.
The jury for this award is made up of the experts of KWF, who nominate outside consultants for the award.
European Commission, DG Education and Culture:
“30 good practice case studies in University-Business Cooperation”
(FH Münster; November 2011): SCIENCE FIT is featured as one of 30 good practice examples; page 133.
European Commission, DG REGIO:
in this brochure, SCIENCE FIT / TECHNOFIT PRO was included as one of 150 examples of good projects in the area of business support, as the only Styrian project; page 90/91.
Get to know Best Practice Examples for projects with companies:
Here you can see some important funding programmes for collaborative R&D projects between companies and research institutes.
The chart shows three programmes that SMEs can use to fund feasibility studies and similar projects at institutes, with their total budgets and the proportions of costs that they cover.
Funding programmes for larger projects: the chart shows four funding programmes for basic and applied research projects of companies with institutes, with typical financial data.