Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) provides financial aid for the formation and location of high-tech companies in Austria on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, with particular emphasis on the provision of financial aid to technology sectors exhibiting high potential for growth and great innovative strength, such as life sciences, information and communication technology, and physical sciences.
eQventure, located in Graz, offers selected young start-ups and SMEs access to growth capital and a strong network. This dynamic support covers all situations encountered when building up or reorganising a company. eQventure is composed of successful entrepreneurs and business angels, who invest their own private capital and know-how in growing companies.eQventure offers selected external investors the opportunity to participate in financing rounds on a case-by-case basis. For technology investments, the European Angel Fund, based in Luxembourg and counselled by the European Investment Fund, is generally a shareholder.
Science Park Graz
The Science Park Graz (SPG) is the business incubator of the Technical University of Graz, Graz University and the Medical University of Graz, founded in 2002. The goal of the incubator is to support academics from all disciplines of knowledge with business ideas at an early stage of their start-up project with consulting, coaching, infrastructure, financing and funding.