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Affiliated Companies and Subsidiaries

TU Graz is shareholder in companies dedicated to research and transfer of knowledge and technology. These portfolio companies complement the activities of the university and help the university fulfill its duties.

As a staff unit of the Rectorate, the Affiliated Companies and Subsidiaries Unit supports the university management in strategically supervising the portfolio companies.

Details about TU Graz's portfolio companies can be found on these websites:

Source: Jakub Jirsak – Fotolia.com

Contact

Affiliated Companies and Subsidiaries
Rechbauerstraße 12
8010 Graz
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Patricia SEIDL
Dipl.-Kffr.
Head
Phone: +43 316 873 6022
patricia.seidlnoSpam@tugraz.at

Daniela TONWEBER
Mag. iur.
Phone: +43 316 873 6129
daniela.tonwebernoSpam@tugraz.at

Elisabeth PRASSL
Assistant
Phone: +43 316 873 6123
elisabeth.prasslnoSpam@tugraz.at

Patricia Seidl, Source: Seidl
Patricia Seidl, Head of the Affiliated Companies and Subsidiaries Unit

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein
This quotation has proved especially apt during the construction of monitoring systems. One must look carefully at how the addition of particular indicators results in measurable effects. The first and most obvious idea is not always the best one.

Tasks of the Portfolio Management Unit

  • Contributing to the strategic orientation of portfolio companies, particularly during business start-up and major re-structuring
  • Contributing to the formation of the cooperation frameworks of large-scale research projects of TU Graz with the portfolio companies, in particular of competence centre programmes (COMET)
  • Coordinating the approval of Letters of Commitment from TU Graz for COMET centres
  • Provide coordination of basic cooperation agreements with the portfolio companies 
  • Continuous monitoring of portfolio companies, risk prevention and – if necessary – crisis management
  • Supporting the committee work of TU Graz delegates in supervisory boards and general assemblies
  • Support to other organisational units in fulfilling their reporting obligations by providing data and parts of reports related to the company portfolio of TU Graz 
  • Analysis and monitoring of the scientific and commercial investment data
  • Reports to the Rector and the University Council
  • Continually optimises the reporting scheme
  • Risk management with respect to the investments
  • Risk management for TU Graz

Risk Management

According to ISO 31000, ONR 49000 Series

Every business activity involves risks that can threaten the ability of the enterprise to set and reach its goals. Risk management enables these dangers to be recognized as early as possible. Based on its results, organizations can work out how to manage problems or to prevent them arising in the first place.

Risk

Risks are understood as events or actions that can lead to a deviation from defined targets or from the planned implementation of the business strategy. Positive deviations are generally referred to as chances and negative deviations as risks. Ways to respond to chances are often prepared in the strategy process. Negative deviations (risks) are dealt with in the risk management process.

Tasks

Consulting and support of the university management in identifying, analyzing, scoring, monitoring, reporting, documenting and handling risks.

Systematic Integration

Risk management is understood as an integrated management system, in order to create and exploit synergies with already existing control elements.

Goal

The goal of risk management is to identify and deal with risks that can have a significant effect on the economic situation of the university. Risks can arise in all areas of the organization.

Risk Management Process, Source: TU Graz

Contact

Affiliated Companies and Subsidiaries
Rechbauerstraße 12
8010 Graz
Area Map

Patricia SEIDL
Dipl.-Kffr.
Head
Phone: +43 316 873 6022
patricia.seidlnoSpam@tugraz.at

Daniela TONWEBER
Mag. iur.
Phone: +43 316 873 6129
daniela.tonwebernoSpam@tugraz.at

Elisabeth PRASSL
Assistant
Phone: +43 316 873 6123
elisabeth.prasslnoSpam@tugraz.at

Risk Management Process

We understand the risk management process as the systematic application of management principles, procedures and processes for communication and consultation, for definition of causal relationships, and for identification, analysis, evaluation, management, monitoring and investigation of risks (see ÖNORM ISO 31000:2010). To achieve an efficient risk management process, it is essential to treat risk management as a continuous process and to integrate it as a control loop into the corporate processes.