Start Alliance Vienna: Future Health

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Explore Vienna and its Booming Health Scene!

Future Health is a two-week program from October 8th to October 13th 2018 which intends to help international life-science, digital-health and med-tech start-ups to explore the health care and biotech sector in Vienna and meet potential partners and investors at two top industry events:

1.       Health.pioneers:  October 10th

The second edition of the ultimate gathering is back to showcase digital and exponential medical technologies that impact and transform the individual and public health cycle. Open innovation is the strongest catalyzing force in healthcare, and hence, we bring together decision-makers and innovators from the pharma, biotech, insurance and public health sectors to explore new ways to collaborate and pioneer.

2.       The 6th Semmering Vaccine Symposium - Vienna Vaccines:  October 11th - 13th

Biotech made in Vienna: »From Landsteiner to global products for infectious disease control« The goal of the upcoming symposium is to shed light on ecosystems that foster innovation in the health care and biotech arena, with a specific focus on infectious diseases. Using the Vienna biotech cluster as paradigm, the event will present companies, biotech players and products in various developmental stages. Many of these emerged from the Campus Vienna Biocenter, originally founded in 1987 by a joined venture of Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Vienna, with the aim of creating a center of excellence in biomedical research.

Main info

What?             Startup group program
Where?           Vienna
When?            October 8th – 13th 2018
Application?   by September 6th, 2018

Vienna: The Life Science Hub in the Heart of Europe

Vienna can look back on an excellent scientific tradition in the field of medical research. Semmelweis, Billroth and Landsteiner are part of this history. The outstanding reputation of the Vienna Medical Schools of the past is carried on today – in academia and on the business side. Vienna’s life sciences community has experienced significant growth for many years. A total of 480 companies, research institutions and further core organizations were active in the life science sector in Vienna, having a combined workforce of 35,730 people.

Vienna’s outstanding geographical position and its ranking as offering the best quality of life in the world, make the city an ideal place for marketing products across Europe. All pharmaceutical and medical device companies ranked in the top five worldwide by annual sales have a presence in Vienna.

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Health Hub Vienna

Health Hub Vienna is a platform for open innovation in healthcare. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, private and public insurance companies, healthcare suppliers and start-ups all work together to develop new, holistic and patient-centric solutions. The acceleration program is managed by INiTS, Vienna’s high-tech incubator with an over 15-year track record of successfully developing start-ups in the life sciences.

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What we offer

Within the Start Alliance Program the Vienna Business Agency promotes the following expenses for max. two beneficiaries per start-up with a percentage of 50% up to a maximum amount of EUR 2.500,--

  • Travel expenses

  • Tickets for Health.pioneers and 6th Semmering Vaccine Symposium

  • Expenses for accommodation up to a maximum of 14 days

  • Desk in a co-working space up to a maximum of 14 days


Conditions of participation

This program is designed for startups that are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market.

This Start Alliance program could be of great value, if your startup is interested in:

  • Expanding into the Austrian (or European) market

  • Looking for international partners

  • Seeking to raise capital internationally

  • Recruiting international teams


Has this program raised your interest? Apply by September  6th 2018:
Winners will be informed in the beginning of September 2018.

For questions please contact Alexander Diesenreiter from Vienna Business Agency.