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1st Green Tech Hub in Austria opens in Graz
Department of Economic and Tourism Development of the City of Graz and Green Tech Cluster create new hotspot green start-ups. As environmental growth partners, 14 environmental technology leaders are supporting the first start-up companies in the program, such as Levion, Invenium or NET Automation.
As a unique project in Austria, the new Green Tech Hub was ceremoniously opened in the Science Tower on Monday, November 12th. On more than 400 m² it offers ideal conditions for growth and development especially for companies and start-ups who are active in the field of green technology. In addition, 14 environmental technology leaders such as ANDRITZ, Christof Industries or KWB support the young business people with their know-how and start joint innovation projects. This collaboration makes the Green Tech Hub a unique ecosystem and continues to drive growth at this hotspot, known internationally as the Green Tech Valley. The initiators of the project are also strong partners: the Department of Economic and Tourism Development of the City of Graz and the Green Tech Cluster.
The start-ups in the Green Tech Hub
The first six of the eleven state-of-the-art offices have already been taken on board at the start: LEVION develops smart energy management solutions for end customers and has been able to win over Energie Steiermark and Siemens as growth partners. Also in the hub is Invenium Data Insights, the leading provider of mobile-based motion analysis, to make urban mobility more climate-friendly. NET Automation focuses on Industry 4.0 in environmental technology. With a new unit, the Lower Austrian company M-U-T is launching Smart City solutions for solid and liquid waste. A spin-off from JOANNEUM RESEARCH LIFE, the center for climate, energy and society, rounds off the portfolio at the hub.
12 global locations included
The start-ups in the Green Tech Hub not only benefit from the growth partners, but also from the Green Tech research and innovation partners who are already based in the Science Tower. They also have free access to 12 global cluster offices in, say, Cape Town, Brussels or Montreal, where they can work for free one week a year and make valuable contacts. Workshops and events on site create additional networking opportunities. “All start-up companies in the hub will also receive the rental subsidies from the city of Graz,” adds Mayor and Economic Officer Siegfried Nagl the offer. “I am delighted to support the Graz-based Green Tech Start-ups with the first Green Tech Hub in Austria.”
Stefanie Stebegg, MSc
Stadt Graz, Abteilung für Wirtschafts- und Tourismusentwicklung
+43 872 4830
Green Tech Cluster
+43 316 40 77 44 12