Since the university became autonomous in 2004, the TU Graz shareholdings have significantly increased in terms of number and extent of economic activity.
The Austrian COMET competence centres programme and its previous programmes have been critical for this development.
Development of Revenues
The TU Graz portfolio companies displayed a total annual turnover of around € 135 million in recent years, more than 20% of which was brought in through joint projects together with TU Graz institutes.
Development of Staff
The university subsidiaries currently employ over 1,400 staff members. 86% of the positions in the portfolio companies are in Styria and 2/3 are located in the greater Graz area.
The shareholdings are an important pillar of TU Graz in its cooperation with industry and other scientific institutions.
TU Graz has purposefully allocated the portfolio companies to the five research areas of TU Graz - the 5 Fields of Expertise. This means that additional personnel, expertise and research infrastructure can be tapped at the location via the associated companies and used for close cooperation with the institutes of TU Graz.