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Science-Industry Talk

Scientific Entrepreneurship meets Industry

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 18:00 - 20:15
Location: Raiffeisen Lecture Hall
Host: IST(A) Tech Park
Central building lecture hall

The Science Industry Talk 2022 provides a forum to discuss the delivery of innovative science and science-based business ideas through spin-offs, industry-academia collaboration – or both. We will give an update on the innovation ecosystem at and around ISTA, the activities of our venture fund IST cube and our science park.

In our new format “The future of…” leaders in their domains will present the status and outlook of exciting science and technology areas.

Finally, scientists and scientific entrepreneurs will discuss opportunities and challenges with representatives from industry.


18:00 - 18:15 Welcome Words
• Thomas Henzinger, President ISTA
• Georg Knill, President Federation of Austrian Industries
• Martin Polaschek, Minister of Education, Science and Research
18:15 - 18:25 Science & Industry in and around ISTA, review, and outlook - Markus Wanko, Head of Technology Transfer
18:30 - 19:00 The future of...
1 …mRNA therapy: Christoph Huber, Co-Founder BioNTech
2 …data science in medicine: Matt Robinson, Professor ISTA
3 …digital fabrication: Bernd Bickel, Vice President for Technology Transfer, ISTA
4 …cell therapy delivery: Daniela Buchmayer, CEO Sarcura
5 …safety & autonomous driving: Stefan Poledna, CTO TTTech
6… gene therapy: Friedrich Scheiflinger, EVP Evotech
7…energy storage: Stefan Freunberger, Professor ISTA
8 …quantum technology: Johannes Fink, Professor ISTA
19:00 - 19:10 Return to Raiffeisen Lecture Hall
19:10 - 19:55 Scientific Founders and Industry panel
Introductory keynote by Christoph Huber, Co-Founder BioNtech
Chiara Greganti, Co-founder & CEO Vitrealab
Daniela Buchmayr, Co-founder & CEO Sarcura
Stefan Poledna, CTO TTTech
Larissa Kahr, Head External Partnership Interface Europe, Takeda
Stephan Veen, Research Program Director Epic Games
Moderation: Rosa Lyon
19:55 - 20:00 Closing Statement (Bernd Bickel)
20:00 Get together in the foyer with food & drinks
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