The Medical University of Graz supports staff, graduates and students interested in forming companies through their involvement in the academic start-up centre “Science Park Graz". The Science Park supports innovative business ideas from students and researchers and gives assistance on their way to independence. Interested university graduates benefit from practical and needs-oriented information to facilitate future independent activities. Practical support is provided in the form of infrastructure/ office space, loans and enterprise-specific training courses (e.g. sales and project management). Other partners of this not-for-profit organisation include Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz.