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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:

FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial 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 field. Relevant European and international programmes include in particular the EU Framework Programme (currently Horizon Europe) and the spectrum of European Partnerships (e.g. Joint Technology Initiatives).



Ylva Huber

AWS - Austria Wirtschaftsservice

aws Life Science Austria is a comprehensive initiative bringing together aws support measures for the various development stages of an emerging life science company:

Through aws Best of Biotech, scientists and other creative individuals in life sciences are encouraged to engage in entrepreneurial activities and life science innovations are transformed into professional business plans and presentations through holistic and individualised coaching.

Through aws Preseed, aws Seedfinancing and aws Management auf Zeit, life science start-ups are supported that develop highly innovative technologies and products.

Internationalisation measures of Austrian life science companies and institutions are supported under a common brand with LISA international marketing.

aws Life Science Austria is a programme of Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws), the Austrian promotional bank of the Austrian federal government.

It supports companies in implementing their innovative projects by offering soft loans, grants and guarantees, particularly in cases where the funds required cannot be obtained sufficiently through alternative funding.

Specific information, coaching and services are also offered to prospective, existing and expanding companies.




Sonja Polan