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Centres of Competence and Christian Doppler Laboratories

How do we get knowledge out of university research and into industry so that it leads to innovations?

I am proud of the fact that TU Graz is participating in the most COMET projects of any institution. We have been ahead of the field when it comes to approval of K1 competence centres for some years now. In the competence centres, TU Graz works together with industry and ensures transfer of innovations from the university into commercial application. The effects on the employment market are huge. Through competence centres and third-party funded research projects we have created 1,800 highly-qualified jobs in Styria in the last 10 years.


TU Graz owns shares in companies in order to enter into strong partnerships with businesses and with other academic institutions. In Christian Doppler Laboratories, researchers of TU Graz work alongside corporate partners to develop solutions for applied research problems.