AGES is a government owned agency attached to the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. AGES is to promote a holistic approach to food security, food safety, animal health and public health issues in Austria by integrating different disciplines along the human food chain in order to achieve synergy effects and to concentrate all relevant capacities. AGES was formed upon a Federal law.
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. FFG funding schemes play an important role in generating new knowledge, developing new products and services, and enhancing competitiveness in the global marketplace. They make it easier, or possible, to finance research and innovation projects, and help to absorb the risks involved in research. The FFG supports international networking and encourages careers in science
LISAvienna is a joint life science platform operated by austria wirtschaftsservice and the Vienna Business Agency. On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the City of Vienna, it contributes to the advancement of life sciences in Vienna. LISAvienna supports biotech, pharmaceutical and medical technology firms in Vienna that develop and market new products, services and processes. The platform links these firms with development partners and key customers.
build! - Carinthian Startup Incubator We are an incubator for innovative, technology-oriented start-ups in Carinthia! Spezialization: IOT Based Based Business Models Over 190 startups used our services since 2002. We are working according to the Cambridge Model (mTRL Levels 3-9). Actual cooperations are established with aaia - Austrian Angel Investors Association, ASEP - Austrian Senior Experts Pool, Silicon Alps Cluster, Coding School Wörthersee and the Indian Institute of Technology.
The Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) is the largest private non-profit research funding organization in Austria. Its twin missions are to fund cutting-edge scientific research projects in Vienna and to bring highly talented young researchers to the city. As both a driving force for the City of Vienna and a strong proponent for Viennese universities and research institutions, the WWTF is dedicated to increasing the excellence of the research landscape in the city.
wings4innovation GmbH (w4i) is a subsidiary of KHAN Technology Transfer Fund I GmbH
The Biosimilars Association Austria is the voluntary interest group of biosimilars suppliers and producers. Biosimilars are equivalent successor products to biopharmaceuticals that have been approved on the market for years and whose patent has expired, thus providing an affordable alternative to expensive therapies. Our goal is to provide patients with access to innovative biopharmaceutical drug therapies that are also affordable in the long term.
The Vienna Open Lab is a hands-on laboratory, situated in the middle of Austria's largest biotechnological research location - the Vienna BioCenter. The joint initiative of Open Science and the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the Academy of Sciences (IMBA) was opened in 2006 and offers kids, teens and adults the opportunity to look behind the scenes of a research laboratory and to perform a wide range of experiments. More than 13.000 people visit the Vienna Open Lab each year.
The name says it all: Open Science - Life Sciences in Dialogue is all about making life sciences available to everyone. The association works in a wide variety of communication projects – from discussions to laboratory workshops, teacher training and citizen science projects – to stimulate discussion about life science topics and bring scientists together with school pupils, teachers and anyone else interested in learning more.
The Steirische Wirtschaftsfoerderung SFG is 100 percent owned by the region of Styria in Austria. As the regional business promotion agency, the role of the SFG is to grow and consolidate the Styrian economy. We strive to attract new business to the region with a view to encouraging industrial expansion. Supporting both new and existing companies we also act as a link to Styrian technology and innovation centres as well as to networks and clusters.
The Austrian Generics Association is an association of 10 generics producers who are committed to providing Austrian patients with high-quality, affordable medicines. The aim of the association is, on the one hand, to inform the public about the advantages of generics and, on the other hand, to help shape current health policy debates. For an affordable healthcare system and to ensure broad patient access to high-quality medicines.
The Life Sciences GmbHs CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine GmbH, GMI - Gregor Mendel Institute for Molecular Plant Biology GmbH and IMBA - Institute for Molecular Biotechnology GmbH, which are all based in Vienna, are 100% subsidiaries of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. They are focused on curiosity-driven basic research in molecular biology, molecular medicine, and molecular plant research.
The Christian Doppler Research Association promotes the cooperation between science and business. Specifically, this takes place in specially established research units with fixed terms, in which application-orientated basic research is pursued. Under the direction of highly qualified scientists, research groups work in close contact with the commercial partners on innovative responses to business-related research issues.
Human.technology Styria is a membership organization for the life science and related industries in Styria. Located in the south east of Austria, Styria is a powerhouse of innovation with world leading reputations in the following fields: MedTech as well as Pharma
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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.
Science Park Graz is the high-tech incubator for Graz, Styria and beyond. Driven by a passion for innovation and the transfer of scientific research into successful entrepreneurial projects, we help founders transform their ideas into internationally successful businesses. In 2016, SPG was additionally entrusted with the management if the European Space Agency’s Space Solutions Centre for Austria and Southeast Europe, thus covering the entire value chain of incubation.
EIBIR is a service organisation dedicated to the coordination of research projects and aims to support the development of biomedical imaging and the dissemination of knowledge. EIBIR strives to improve cooperation within the European biomedical imaging community, with the goal of improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. EIBIR actively supports research networking activities and common initiatives and interoperability in the field of biomedical imaging research.
Part of the ‘Standortagentur Tirol’, the cluster management platform brings together top-class Tyrolean research institutions from the life science sector with active companies located in the region. It imparts expertise, provides thematic impetus, offers links to specialist partners, encourages and supports interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary collaborations and research