For years, we have received competent support at the Research & Technology House while writing applications and when organising internal and external projects. The Research & Technology House brings together expertise in these different topics and their services take a great deal of work off our shoulders. They enable us to concentrate on the scientific aspects of the project work at our institute.
Phone: +43 316 873 6027
Phone: +43 316 873 6927
Phone: +43 316 873 6033
Phone: +43 316 873 6023
Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Tel.: +43 316 873 6034
Phone: +43 316 873 6025
I have had the pleasure of working together with the Research & Technology House for several years. I don’t have to worry about the many EU regulations, they undertake the complex accounting perfectly and you can benefit from their experience with many different projects. The employees there are also very friendly, which makes the work even easier. In the meanwhile, I now have direct contact to the National Contact Point - an office with information from Brussels/Luxemburg - where you can also do a bit of lobbying.
The most relevant national funding organisations:
Land Steiermark: Wissenschaft und Forschung (Province of Styria: Science and Research)
FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency):
offers a broad spectrum of funding options with a focus on business cooperation as well as on cooperating with interest groups or other stakeholders
FWF (Austrian Science Fund):
Funding focus is on fundamental research including all topics; mobility programmes; publications
CDG (Christian Doppler Research Association):
Funding of application-oriented fundamental research connecting science and business, particularly through establishing and financing CD laboratories
Horizon Europe (HEU) programme follows on from the
Horizon 2020 programme and is designed to promote research on important social issues.
Horizon Europe will support the entire research and innovation cycle. Citizens are to be more closely involved and the positive benefits of research and innovation - for example through progress in the health or environmental fields – are to be communicated more clearly. The
Missions with clearly defined objectives also serve this purpose.
Horizon Europe will run from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2027.
Horizon Europe programme is based on three pillars:
Central innovations are:
Mission Areas, visible R&I missions are defined together with citizens, stakeholders, the European Parliament and member states.
For universities, up to 100% of actual costs will be reimbursed plus a 25% flat rate for indirect costs.
Phone: +43 316 873 6027
Information Technology, Life Sciences, Medical Engineering
Phone: +43 316 873 6924
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Phone: +43 316 873 6926
Chemistry, Material Sciences, Process Engineering
Phone: +43 316 873 6928
Grit Daniela STRAGANZ
Priv.-Doz.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in
Phone: +43 316 873 6925
Electronics, Electrical Engineering
Phone: +43 316 873 6929
Since the University Act was passed in 2002, employee inventions at universities must be reported to the Rectorate. At TU Graz, you need to fill out an invention disclosure form and submit it to the Research & Technology House.
After your invention disclosure has been received, it is evaluated regarding patentability, strategic interests and market potential, either internally or with the help of external partners.
If the university decides to claim the invention, it will be patented, with the university covering all costs incurred. If not, the university restores the invention to the inventors, which can exploit the technology themselves.
For Employees: Form Invention Disclosure
Researchers at TU Graz can find further information on TU4U:
The team at the Research & Technology House does great work. They made it possible to patent an invention and licence it to an electrical engineering company. Applying for our 3 patents was a very positive experience and we are looking forward to the next invention disclosure!
The Research & Technology House recordsand manages all invention disclosures, patents and commercialisation activities, making use of a database. This makes it possible to carry out statistical evaluations of relevant data and ensure efficient management of the patent portfolio at TU Graz.
The Research & Technology House excellently supports the research group “Applied Software Engineering” at the Institute of Software Technology in applying for and carrying out research projects, in finding answers to legal questions related to drafting cooperation agreements, transferral of IPR, etc. I want to say thank you for the friendly support that makes coping with difficult-seeming issues far more pleasant.
At WTZ Süd, 6 universities and 3 universities of applied sciences from Styria and Carinthia combine their competences and their experience in the transfer of knowledge. The WTZ Süd is financed by aws Austria Wirtschaftsservice (investment agency), by means of the National Foundation of Research, Technology and Development (Austrian Funds). Working together creates synergies, increases visibility and access to university knowledge is facilitated. TU Graz coordinates the WTZ Süd project.
Cooperative business development:
WTZ Süd encourages cooperation and exchange between researchers and economy at events such as Science 2 Business Talks.
New options for commercialisation:
WTZ Süd evaluates and breaks new ground in the area of commercialisation of technologies and knowledge, e.g. concerning biological materials or funded projects.
Support of entrepreneurial activities:
University members are supported in the formation of a company and assisting the commercialisation of project content.
The Research & Technology House supports students and employees who wish to set up their own company as a start-up or spin-off (i.e.an IPR contract based start-up), supports proposals for FFG Spin-Off-Fellowships funding programme and provides helpful contacts, such as with
Gründungsgarage or Science Park Graz.