As head of the focus program Life Science Austria (LISA) at austria wirtschaftsservice (aws), the Austrian funding bank, Johannes Sarx is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of measures to strengthen Austria as a life science location. In his function as Investment Manager, he supports the development and financing of innovative Austrian life science start-ups. Since 2012 he has acted as Managing Director of LISAvienna, together with Peter Halwachs, Vienna Business Agency. Previously, Johannes Sarx worked as a Senior Consultant at the strategy consultancy company Alcimed, which specializes in life sciences and pharmaceuticals. After completing his studies in molecular biotechnology at the Dresden University of Technology, Johannes Sarx graduated from the MBA program at the University of Arizona, specializing in finance and entrepreneurship.