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Open Position - Study Assistent

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Gründungsgarage - Volume 10

A special start-up edition from local newspaper WOCHE Graz was delivered to 110k housholds! We are proud of the contribution, the Gründungsgarage makes to the start-up scene of Graz.

Gründungsgarage Volume 10 - Intermediate presentation

In the last six weeks the teams of the Gründungsgarage Volume 10 made a big step forward in the development of their business idea. This progress was presented at the intermediate presentation at the AULA x space in Graz. 

The Energy Boost for your Idea

We are looking for your ideas for IoT-based, scalable business models! The Next-Incubator is the "Open Innovation Lab" of Energie Steiermark, one of the largest service companies in Austria.

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General Management, Case Studies

During  the final session of the lecture “General Management, Case Studies” consultants from 3DSE gave insights into their daily work by letting students solve a practice case.

Submission to the Social Impact Award 2018

Are you a member of a social project, a social enterprise or do you have a good idea? Then submit to the Social Impact Award 2018 and get the chance to be selected as one of the ten finalists and become a part of the SIA incubation over the summer. 

Submission deadline is the 30thof April at 6:00 pm.#SIA2018

More information and submission at:

Gründungsgarage Volume 10 - Workshop Day 2

At the second Workshop Day of the Gründungsgarage Vol. 10 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.

Gründungsgarage Volume 10 - Workshop Day 1

If the teams of the Gründungsgarage play LEGO, they don’t do it only for pleasure. In the first session of the day they were provided with a high class Design Thinking Workshop. In the afternoon the teams had the task of designing their business model in a compact manner with a Business Model Canvas. 

Kickoff Gründungsgarage Volume 10

The Gründungsgarage starts with 10 new and motivated teams in the 10th round. Once again it will be an exciting volume with great business ideas.

Unternehmensführung und Organisation: Grundwissen für Wirtschaftsingenieure in Studium und Praxis

Das Lehr- und Lernbuch richtet sich sowohl an ingenieurwissenschaftliche Studierende und Lehrende als auch an Praktiker, die an der Schnittstelle Wirtschaft und Technik arbeiten. Es vermittelt auf kompakte Weise die Grundlagen des Managements und der Führung aus systemischer Perspektive und legt dabei den Fokus auf die Anwendung in Industrie und im industrienahen Dienstleistungssektor.

Das Autorenteam präsentiert mit diesem Werk ein Lehr- und Lernbuch, dass sich einerseits an ingenieurwissenschaftliche Studierende und Lehrende und andererseits an Praktiker, die an der Schnittstelle Wirtschaft und Technik arbeiten, richtet. Es vermittelt kompakt und übersichtlich die Grundlagen von Führung und Management aus systematischer Perspektive und bringt so dem Leser den Themenkomplex „Unternehmungsführung und Organisation“ nahe.

Die Themenauswahl ist auf Bedürfnisse von Wirtschaftsingenieuren in Industrie und industrienahen Dienstleistungen zugeschnitten. Die Inhalte werden durch ein durchgehendes didaktisches Konzept mit Lernzielen, grafischem Leitsystem, Randnotizen, zahlreichen Abbildungen, Praxisbeispielen und Lernkontrollfragen vermittelt.


Sie können das Buch entweder direkt am Institut, oder auch auf Amazon erwerben.

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Gastvortrag - Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Suter

Wir durften, am 19.März 2018 Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Suter zu einen Gastvortrag in der LV Prozessmanagement begrüßen. Dr. Suter lehrte in einer spannenden Lehrveranstaltung vor allem die Wertschöpfungsmaschine. Außerdem wurden praktische Ansätze gezeigt, wie sich eine Geschäftsstrategie tatsächlich umsetzen lässt.

Die Studentinnen und Studenten erhielten in der Vorlesung außerdem einen Leitfaden, wie sie die Strukturen und Prozesse aus der Strategie ableiten und optimieren können.

 Zur Person: Andreas Suter hat als Unternehmensleiter wie als Unternehmensberater zahlreiche Neuausrichtungen von Unternehmen vorangetrieben. Als Professor für Unternehmensführung und Organisation an der Technischen Universität in Graz hat er gemeinsam mit seinen Mitarbeitern den Ansatz und die Prinzipien der "Wertschöpfungsmaschine" entwickelt. Heute ist Andreas Suter Partner des international tätigen Managementdienstleisters GroNova.

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Practical Semester - Kelag

Two open practical semester at KELAG:

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Final presentation

Team Homefarmer wins the first place at the Gründungsgarage Volume 9.

The two charismatic students want to bring back the sustainability of meat consumption and set a sign against mass animal husbandry.

Stipendium für Bahnbrecher

Für das "Bahnbrecher"-Stipendienprogramm werden 90.000€ an Studierende vergeben, die außergewöhnliches bewegt haben oder bewegen wollen. Gute Chancen haben Sie bspw. mit sozialen Fähigkeiten, gemeinnützigem Engagement, besonderen Talenten oder herausragenden Leistungen.

Für alle Studierenden, die sich von dem "Bahnbrecher"-Stipendium nicht angesprochen fühlen, gibt es hier über 12.000 andere Stipendien.

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Workshop Day 3

The aim of the third workshop was to equip the teams with legal and tax advice. Following this, three alumni-teams of FITCRAFT, Studo and Crosscloud were telling about their career and shared their experience with the current teams of the Gründungsgarage Vol. 9.


48th St. Gallen Symposium


Our debates matter.

We live in times where healthy debates driven by tomorrow's generation are needed more than ever. 600 Leaders of Today will join 200 Leaders of Tomorrow at the 48th St. Gallen Symposium from 2–4 May 2018 to debate «Beyond the end of work» in St. Gallen, Switzerland 

What we do

We organise the St. Gallen Symposium and create relevant debates between Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow.

Who we are

We are 35 students from the University of St. Gallen, working on an honorary basis and supported by over 350 partners.

Short Description

The St. Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow that takes place annually in May at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is organised by the International Students’ Committee (ISC), a team of students from the university. Our goal is to provide a setting for relevant debates between Leaders of Today and Tomorrow on topics of management, politics and civil society.

To this end, our student team builds and maintains lasting relationships with hundreds of leaders from around the globe. We do our best to choose the right people for the right topics, and bring them together in an environment that encourages debates, friction and a healthy exchange amongst our participants.

More information can be found in this link.

Business Makeover - Innovate your Business Model Vienna


Invitation to rethink your business in Vienna - 18.01.2018 

Here you can see the agenda.

Leaders of Tomorrow

Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland. Apply until 1 February 2018 and seize the opportunity to qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 48th St. Gallen Symposium ( by competing for the 30th St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. A special jubilee symposium awaits you with a prize money of CHF 30,000 and various festivities. Here some more highlights if you make it to St. Gallen:

  • Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from around the world
  • Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a global community

The 48th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 2–4 May 2018 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is devoted to the theme “Beyond the end of work”. The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is the world’s foremost student essay competition giving you the extraordinary opportunity to share your voice and opinion with some of the world’s most influential luminaries.

Check our competition trailer, have a look at competition question and requirements at, register now to receive the latest news and tips, and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2018. To get more insights check out and follow us on our Social Media channels.

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you to our forum in Switzerland in May 2018!


The focus of our event is to show that this can help you gain new insights, drive changes in your business formula and boost your business.

Here you can see the agenda.

Gründungsgarage Vol. IX - Intermediate presentation

The intermediate presentation marks the halftime of the Gründungsgarage Vol. 9.
Thereby all teams have 3 minutes to present their results and were able to prove how much they developed their business idea the last 10 weeks.
To provide the teams with diversity, Gründungsgarage always seeks for new locations. This time we selected the AulaX space in Graz to offer our teams a new stage in an inspiring environment. 

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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".


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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