The Austrian life science scene introduced itself at Europe’s leading biotechnology conference with a record number of 46 domestic companies, universities and research institutes of which 29 were from Vienna alone. The LISA pavilion was organized this year as well by the cluster organization LISA vienna. The life science location Vienna, as in previous years, was able to set its mark with innovative ideas, well-educated staff and excellent funding landscape. Besides the pharmaceutical giants Baxter and Boehringer Ingelheim, established Viennese enterprises such as AFFiRiS, Apeiron, Hookipa and Savira as well as research institutes such as the AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology and IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, were also present this year.
As the host sponsor of the BIO-Europe 2013, LISA vienna also organized this year’s closing reception at which Vienna‘s Deputy Mayor Renate Brauner gave the welcoming address and accepted the symbolic hand-over of the fair from Hamburg to Vienna: “The life science location Vienna is a true success story. One thing is clear from its development: the economic and research policy decision by the City of Vienna to fully draw on a segment with high potential, such as life sciences, not only represents a unique opportunity on the whole for our city. It is also a great opportunity for a small country such as Austria to advance from being recognized to being successful in the international competition among business locations. Therefore, I am particularly happy that Vienna will have the opportunity in 2013 to organize the largest partnering conference, the BIO-Europe, for a second time.” The event took place on the last day of the fair and was sponsored by the Austrian Business Agency (ABA).
Outlook on the BIO-Europe 2013
As the host sponsor for the BIO-Europe 2013, the Vienna life science cluster organization LISA vienna has attracted the largest partnering event in the biotechnology field to come to Vienna again after just four years. The BIO-Europe 2013 will take place from November 4 to 6. Be sure to save the date!