Startup funding sources
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH SFG
The Styrian Business Promotion Agency, SFG, is a service provider, which aims to contribute to the consolidation and growth of the Styrian economy. As a 100 % subsidiary of the Styrian Government, SFG operates all business support tasks for its owner. This is the provision of monetary support with a broad range of grant and financing programs, as well as tasks like raising and steering clusters and networks, technology parks, technology transfer, and the consulting of foreign investors.
No other Austrian federal state brings as many innovations onto the market as Styria; the export market is growing more dynamically here than anywhere else. With a R&D quota of 4.7 %, Styria has been above the EU targets for many years. Alongside an outstanding training and research environment, the reason for this is the people: curiosity, persistence and entrepreneurial spirit characterise Styrians, as California's ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Red Bull creator Dietrich Mateschitz and the former No. 1 tennis champion Thomas Muster, prove.