Styria is at the leading edge of international scientific research and currently number one among all European economic regions. In summer 2017, the R&D rate exceeded the 5 percent mark, which means that more than five percent of Styrian Gross Regional Product (GRP) are re-invested in research and development... more
Competence centres are at the heart of Styria’s role as a premier scientific and innovation location. They pave the way for tomorrow’s products and technologies and generate stimuli for the entire economy. Participating in 25 out of 44 Austrian competence centres, Styria takes a national lead... more
We are committed to forging links between Styria and the rest of Europe and beyond. Styria takes an active part in the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (Enterprise Europe Network), as well as in Horizon 2020, which is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever... more
The Steirische Wirtschaftsfoerderung SFG is wholly owned by the province of Styria in Austria. As the regional business promotion agency, the role of the SFG is to grow and consolidate the Styrian economy. We strive to attract new business to the region with a view to encouraging industrial expansion. Supporting both new and existing companies we also act as a link to Styrian technology and innovation centres as well as to networks and clusters.