Information for Companies

Montanuniversität traditionally maintains close contacts with the industrial world, given its area of expertise. Cooperation models vary from classic customer/supplier relationships to long-standing research and development partnerships.

Knowledge transfer ranks alongside teaching and research as the third core service process at Montanuniversität. The transfer process is subdivided into three areas: classic transfer (including patent exploitation), the foundation of spin-offs and further education studies in parallel with normal working life.

Technology transfer

The Research & Innovation Service is Montanuniversität Leoben's technology transfer office. In addition to promoting the transfer of knowledge and technological innovations in Montanuniversität's specialist areas, its main activities include research management, promotional consultancy services and providing professional development opportunities.

As an interface between academia and industry, employees within the Research & Innovation Service understand company requirements, provide access to the university's expert knowledge and technical equipment, and help spread existing knowledge and technologies throughout a wide field of application.

Knowledge transfer

The further education programme at Montanuniversität includes university courses, conventions, seminars and summer and winter schools.

The Research & Innovation Service at Montanuniversität successfully runs the Technology Academy, which aims to provide technical training in parallel to normal working life.

Montanuniversität currently offers twelve postgraduate programmes. Expansion of this further education stage is currently under way.

Further information:

The ZAT Leoben: Hub for entrepreneurial spirit, start-ups and spin-offs

The Center for Applied Technology (ZAT), as an incubator of the Montanuniversität Leoben, has been promoting innovation and entrepreneurship since 1999. As a link between academic education and business, the ZAT specializes in supporting young entrepreneurs from the initial idea through to company growth. It offers a platform for all those who want to shape the world through technology, science and creativity.

Whether spin-off or start-up - the ZAT supports, promotes and networks in a dynamic environment. Through the power of collaboration and the exchange of knowledge in the expert network, it helps to turn business start-up ideas into reality.

Further information: ZAT-Homepage