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Assistance and support for new business investors

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Invest in Styria! 

Styria is a business location hallmarked by innovation and knowledge. In order to strengthen this position, the Investors’ Service Department in the SFG was established. The objective is to bring headquarters and centres of competence (technology and R&D centres of international corporations) to Styria. In addition, the team supports existing companies in developing R&D headquarters or centres of competence in Styria. Company formations in the industrial and commercial environment are supported through the following portfolio of services:

  • Investment project support and consulting
    Companies wanting to expand their operations into Styria or to relocate here, have a competent partner in the SFG. The team supports them every step of the way, free-of-charge.

  • Information on the Styrian economy
    As a company owned by the state of Styria, the SFG simplifies administrative procedures and acts as an interface to municipality, state, federal and EU agencies, as well as to networks, clusters, cooperation partners and research facilities.

  • Fact finding missions
    The SFG will gladly broker contact to cluster organisations, networks and research institutes in addition to initiating searches for relevant cooperation partners in the field of science and research. Site visits to companies belonging to a specific target group can also be coordinated.

  • Analysis of potential sites
    Where required, the SFG will perform site analyses to identify potential properties, which meet the investing company’s specific requirements and assist with the selection process.

Together with the City of Graz, the SFG has developed one of the most modern real estate databases. At companies can get a quick overview of available green field sites as well as existing factory buildings or office space. With the GIS button each object is linked with the Geographic Information System, where different maps, aerial pictures, land use plans etc. are available. Via an easy-to-use basket system, sites and premises can be selected and further information requested.

For the above services simply contact

  • Advice about funding
    As a business promotion agency, the SFG allocates approx. €70 m of state, federal and EU funding every year. The SFG team is happy to help you select the right support and financing programme for your needs.

  • Technology, business and research partner search
    As regional partner in the Enterprise Europe Network, the SFG is your gateway to cooperation with Styrian companies and research institutes. We combine international business expertise with local insights to help you get established in new markets. Just let us know what kind of partner you are looking for, be it for a joint research project, technology transfer or business cooperation.

For funding advice and partner search, please contact


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Gerald Fasching
Investors Service Department

Phone0316 / 7093-330