LISA Life Science Austria (Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH) of Wien at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

LISA Life Science Austria (Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH)

Walcherstr. 11A, 1020 Wien
Telephone +43 1 50175 548
Fax +43 1 50175 900

This company is co-exhibitor of
ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

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MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 17): stand D20

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MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 17

Our range of products

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  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.04  Professional institutions
  • 07.04.01  Associations and organisations

Our products

Product category: Associations and organisations

LISA PreSeed

LISA PreSeed provides funding for the phase before a life science company is set up. Costs related to the scientific implementation and the economic application of a project can be funded. The maximum amount of this non-refundable financial support is € 200,000.

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Product category: Associations and organisations

LISA Seed Financing

The setting-up of an innovative and internationally competitive high-tech company needs a lot of know-how, courage and capital. aws supports the starting phase of young high-tech companies with up to € 800,000, combined with tailored advice and support. Once the company is making profit or sold, financial support must be refunded. Customary securities usually needed for bank loans are not necessary. However, the company must be partly and adequately funded through private capital.

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Product category: Associations and organisations

Temporary Management

To successfully build an innovative high-tech company, the management team has to master a lot of challenges. With temporary management, the aws team supports young high-tech companies, which are already funded through the seed programme, to overcome critical competence gaps. With up to € 50,000 or a maximum of 50% of the costs, external advice in the areas of finances, sales or technology can be funded. The run-time of this support measure usually lasts 6 to 9 months.

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Product category: Associations and organisations

International Marketing

Austria as a life sciences hub has grown to maturity: as a location, it has achieved the necessary critical mass, and can be competitively marketed internationally. An umbrella brand for marketing Austrian life sciences externally has been created and launched in October 2007: Life Science Austria, or LISA for short. The aim is to intensify international cooperation and raise awareness among international enterprises and investors of Austria as a location.

Marketing Austria as a life sciences location and making its scientific and business success stories more widely known gives the Austrian life sciences environment a higher profile, and contributes to Austria’s positioning in international markets.

“LISA international marketing” focuses on the presentation of young Austrian life science companies and research institutions on the international market by appearance at tradeshows and fairs, was well as on public relations.

In 2017, LISA will exhibit at following trade shows:
  • HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, 19.02-23.02. (Orlando)
  • BIO-Europe Spring,20.-22.03. (Barcelona)
  • BIO International Convention, 19.-22.06. (San Diego)
  • Medizin Innovativ – MedTech Summit, 21.-22.06. (Nürnberg)
  • Swiss Medtech Expo, 19.-20.09. (Luzern)
  • BioJapan, 11.10. (Yokohama)
  • CPhI Worldwide, 24.-26.10. (Frankfurt)
  • BIO-Europe, 06. – 08.11 (Berlin)
  • Medica, 13. – 16.11 (Düsseldorf)

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Product category: Associations and organisations

Best of Biotech 2014

The international Business plan competition for life sciences “Best of Biotech – BOB” will start for the 7th
time in June 2014. Apply now and win cash prizes of more than 44,000 euros!

All participants can decide to participate in phase 1 and phase 2 or to directly enter phase 2. In phase 1, participants submit a business idea of 5 pages. The best three ideas are awarded a prize of €1,500 each. In phase 2, participants develop their business ideas into professional business plans. Throughout the whole process participants benefit from exten-sive coaching and feedback by BOB coaches and evaluators. At the end of phase 2 an inter-national jury consisting of renowned scientific experts, executives from the biotech industry and venture capitalists selects the best three business plans. During the closing event the winners are awarded a cash prize, 1st prize €15,000, 2nd prize €10,000, 3rd prize €5,000. Additionally, the Medtech Award of €10,000 sponsored by LISAvienna is designed for the best project in medical technologies.

Participants benefit not only…
from the money they might win but also from a professional business plan developed for the competition and the entrepreneurial knowledge offered in the workshop, One-on-One-Meetings and the coaching session. During the work-shop experts explain the fundamentals of en-trepreneurship, marketing, patent law and fi-nancing. Here, participants learn how a busi-ness plan can be developed from a “simple idea”.

In phase 1 and phase 2 the participants have the possibility to discuss their business idea or business plan respectively directly with coach-es in One-on-One-Meetings.

During the coaching session each of the best ten teams has the chance to work with experts on their business plan. Additionally, BOB participants benefit from networking with interna-tional experts throughout the whole contest. Please note that participation in BOB and the workshops is free. The official language of BOB is English.

BOB is…
a business plan competition focused on life sciences, covering pharmaceutical, industrial, agricultural and marine applications of bio-technology, as well as medical devices, bioin-formatics and “omic”-technologies. The contest aims at researchers and other creative individuals in both public and private organizations who intend to translate their innovative life sci-ence ideas into professional business con-cepts.

BOB is organized by Life Science Austria (LI-SA), a program run by the Austria Wirtschafts-service GmbH (, the Austrian business promotion bank, on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth ( The contest has already been performed six times, resulting in more than 77 newly established startup com-panies.

For more information…
on schedules, requirements and past BOB winners visit our webpage:

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About us

Company details

Austria is a rich resource for biotech and medtech, enabling technologies and special service providers backed by world class engineering and science. That is why the world wants to do business with us! In recent years, the Austrian scene has been a hive of business development activity and has come to be recognised by the multinationals as a strong source of lead pipeline compounds, products, technologies or services.

Life Science Austria (LISA) promotes the life science sector in Austria on the international stage and is the first point of call for enquiries relating to it.  LISA is committed to the development, growth and prosperity of the Austrian life science industries as a leading component of the Austrian economy. On the international front, LISA also works towards Austria itself being a country known worldwide for the excellence of its life science sector.

Organised through the regional life science clusters, LISA represents companies in the therapeutic, medical technology and diagnostic sectors as well as providers of enabling technologies and related service companies located in the following regions:

  • ecoplus (Lower Austria)
  • Health Technology Cluster (Upper Austria )
  • LISAvienna (Vienna )
  • Human Technology Styria (Styria)
  • Standortagentur Tirol (Tyrol)
Let us know if you want to hear more or have an interest in speaking to a life science business in Austria.

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