Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) is the 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. The aws LISA (Life Science Austria) program run by the Seedfinancing department aims at positioning Austria as a leading life science location offering a variety of support measures.
Services:aws LISA organises the business plan competition BoB (Best of Biotech), finances promising, pre-competitive research projects with LISA PreSeed (200k€) and advises companies and start-ups in the areas of business models, structuring, business plan creation, financing, funding and patents. Funding start-ups using aws LISA Seed financing (800k€) in the later development of the company is among the most important financial instruments in the start-up and growth phase of a life science company.
Sales/Distribution:aws LISA promotes the Austrian life science sector on the international stage and is the first point of call for enquiries relating to it. aws LISA is committed to the development, growth and prosperity of the Austrian life science industry and works towards Austria itself being a country known worldwide for the excellence of its life science sector. aws LISA is organised through the regional life science clusters ecopolus (Lower Austria) HTS (Styria), LISAvienna, Standortagentur Tirol (Tyrol).