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STYRIAN BUSINESS PROMOTION AGENCY SFG

Wirtschaftsförderungs-
gesellschaft mbh-Nikolaiplatz, 2
8020 Graz, Austria
Phone +43 316 70930
office@sfg.at
www.sfg.at

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THE STYRIAN BUSINESS PROMOTION AGENCY SFG IS A MODERN ECONOMICALLY-ORIENTED SERVICE ENTERPRISE WHOSE AIM IS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE STRENGTHENING AND GROWTH OF THE STYRIAN ECONOMY.

The Styrian Business Promotion Agency SFG is a modern economically-oriented service enterprise whose aim is to contribute to the strengthening and growth of the Styrian economy.
SFG supports business by means of:
• Granting subsidies to enterprises, especially to founders, R&D activities, qualification of employees, networking
• Carrying out projects with companies (i.e. technology transfer projects, regional development projects)
• Setting up networks, such as cluster organisations
• Providing infrastructure in the form of so called “Impulse Centres”, which comprise incubator centres, technology parks and innovation centers.
There are almost 30 Impulse centres in Styria providing modern office space and seminar facilities, offering financial support as well as comprehensive counselling on support, information platforms and contacts.
SFG promotes and co-sponsors impetus centres and supports outstanding projects such as the ACS Automobile Cluster Styria, the HCS Wood Cluster Styria and the Styrian competence centres. SFG also supports SMEs to initiate and implement innovations. It strives to improve knowledge and technology transfer and provides financial support as well as external expertise.
SFG offers comprehensive information and consultation regarding innovation, raises awareness and motivation on the part of SMEs and supports them by tailor-made promotion programs for their innovation plans.