Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Workshop Day 2

At the second Workshop Day of the Gründungsgarage Vol. 9 the mentors Michael Freidl and Jörg Wukonig provided important content on the topics of intellectual property and patent law as well as online- and growth marketing. The teams were visibly enthusiastic about the interactive contributions.

Course Information Management

30 students participate our course Information Management. Together with Dr. Josef Kolbitsch, Head of Computing Center at University of Mannheim, Harald Wipfler presents the foundations of information management and IT-business alignment, IT service management, digitalization as well as IT sourcing and cloud computing. In addition, Mr. Manfred Etlinger (Microsoft Austria) and Mr. Ulfried Paier (Raiffeisen Rechenzentrum) give practical insights in digitalization projects and the realization and organization of a state-of-the-art computing and data centre. 

Open Position - Magna

Open Position - Magna

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Workshop Day 1

On the first workshop day the teams got an insight in subjects like business modeling and design thinking by two high-profile speakers. In addition to a theory unit, the teams also had the task of presenting their business model in a compact manner with a Business Model Canvas. 

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Kick Off

The Gründungsgarage made a great start into the new semester and will again support 10 teams in the implementation of their business idea. In the kickoff, the teams got to know their mentors and were already able to set their first target agreements.

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Hearing

For the ninth time, the Gründungsgarage offers innovative heads the opportunity to present their business ideas. From over 20 applicants the jury selected 10 grandiose teams which will be prepared for their formation for one semester.

International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL)

On 28th of September Prof. Vorbach was at the International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL) in Budapest. He had a lecture about the Gründungsgarage.

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Recent conference contributions

Stefan Vorbach und Michael Rachinger participated and presented at the 2nd New Business Model (NBM) conference, organized by the University of Graz. Harald Wipfler participated and presented at the 2017 R&D Management Conference at KU Leuven, Belgium.


Stefan Vorbach, Romana Rauter, Christiana Müller and Rupert Baumgartner published a contribution "Technologie als Enabler für nachhaltige Geschäftsmodelle". The article is part of the volume "Transformationen. Neue Wege zu industrieller Nachhaltigkeit" (Rainer Hamp Verlag).

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Apply now

The internet was also just an idea. What is your idea? You are already developing an innovative business idea and would like to take the next step towards implementation? Welcome to the “Gründungsgarage” - we were looking for you! In the course “Gründungsgarage” we work together: Students and scientists with start-up ideas are supported by experienced mentors and work together in interdisciplinary teams for one semester to develop their own business models. By the way, for this course you receive 2SSt./2ECTS for your academic program - so you will profit more than once. Applications for the “Gründungsgarage” Vol. IX are now possible. The application deadline for Vol. IX is Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Further information about the “Gründungsgarage” can be found on the homepage

Gründungsgarage Vol. VIII - Final Event

On the 29th of June the final event of the course "Gründungsgarage" will take place at the "Junge Wirtschaft" building in Graz. Our 11 student teams will pitch their start-up projects in front of a selected group of entrepreneurs, potential investors and leaders from the worlds of business, politics and society. The broad amount of ideas ranges from laser technologies over innovative shoes to several apps and platforms. These start-up projects were developed over the last semester during the course "Gründungsgarage" and we all are excited about the results.

Further information about the “Gründungsgarage” can be found on the homepage

The 26th International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)

The 26th International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference ( was held in Vienna from May 14-18. Univ.-Prof. Stefan Vorbach contributed to the conference with a discussion of the topic "Technology disruption as a driver for business model innovation". Harald Wipfler gave a presentation on "Technology management activities to avoid technological lock-ins".

Strategic Management

New lecture: Strategic Management

 Prof. Stefan Vorbach offers a new lecture on strategic management: The course aims to deepen the knowledge on strategic management tools, techniques and concepts, with a focus on technology-based firms.


Interested in a writing a thesis about cutting edge economic topics? Get to know the Institute for General Management and Organisation at Bakk::Mas 2017!

Semesteropening 2017

Interested in Management and Organisation? Come get to know us at our Semester Opening! Afterwards: Snacks and Drinks in our Entrepreneurship Lab!

Gründungsgarage Volume VIII

Apply now for the Gründungsgarage Volume VIII.                                                                                                                              

Certificate for process management

Together with GP we offer a certificate for process management. Further information can be found here.

Gründungsgarage Volume VII

The final presentation of the Gründungsgarage was held on the 2nd of February. More information can be found here.

General Management, Simulation

The seminar General Management, Simulation deals with selected topics in the domain of General Management using computer based simulations. You will have the opportunity to practice your theoretical knowledge within the field of management and to experience different practical challenges. The topics covered include leadership and decision making, sustainable management and strategic innovation management.

Date: 6.3.-10.3.2017; Further information is available at TUGRAZonline.

IAMOT 2017

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and ASMET (The Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials) welcome you to the 26th International Association for Management oTechnology Conference (IAMOT 2017) in Vienna, May 14-18, 2017.


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