The Austrian Life Sciences Directory is a collection of profiles both from companies and major research institutes active in life sciences in Austria. This database allows you to identify pharma, biotech & medtech companies and research organizations that meet your interests and requirements.

The online Life Sciences Directory provides an excellent insight into:

  • leading life science companies
  • major life science research institutes
  • their products, services and R&D activities


FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied research and development in Austria.

The FFG offers a comprehensive spectrum of services for Austrian enterprises, research institutions and researchers, ranging from the management of public funding programmes to consulting services in all phases of technology development and innovation, from support for integration into European research programmes and networks to the promotion of Austria’s interests at the European and the international level.
The FFG is an important partner for life sciences in Austria, supporting universities, non-university research institutes and companies. Every year, an average of between ten and fifteen percent of FFG funding is spent on projects in this promising field. Relevant European and international programmes include in particular the EU Framework Programme (currently Horizon 2020, to be followed by Horizon Europe) and e.g. ERA-Nets and Joint Technology Initiatives.

Austria Wirtschaftsservice – aws


As the Austrian government promotional bank, austria wirtschaftsservice (aws) is fulfilling the task of supporting Austria’s economy by funding companies and know-how transfer. The state-owned bank is particularly funding small and medium sized companies through guarantees, favorable credits, equity and other financial support. The aim of aws is to promote the setting-up of new companies, the growth of existing ones, regional development and the implementation of innovation and technologies. Our mandate is to offer a broad range of company-related investments assistance programs, services and financing – from the pre-set up to the expansion and internationalization stages.

The most innovative ideas in life sciences only make a difference once they have survived the journey from the laboratory bench to commercial launch. With aws LISA – Life Science Austria (LISA), austria wirtschaftsservice (aws), the Austrian government promotional bank, created a one-stop-shop support programme serving the whole value chain of a life science start-up. Comprised of four pillars – Foster, Finance, Fuel and Advance – LISA provides tailor-made support measures for every stage of development.