The Health Technology Cluster is one of nine cluster and network initiatives within Business Upper Austria (former Technologie und Marketinggesellschaft m.b.H.). The Cluster represents a special branch network, which is intended to enhance the levels of innovative strength and international competitiveness of companies from the areas of medical and health technology, their suppliers, and related educational and technology transfer bodies.
One of the key tasks of the Cluster is an intensification of the cooperation between partner companies, health and R&D facilities. Above all, this increased inter-organizational teamwork will open up opportunities for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to exploit the synergy and innovation potential along the entire value added chain.
With some 220 partners from the fields of diagnostics, electronics, end user products, medical consulting, rehabilitation & hospital equipment, clean room & hygiene, software and materials, the Cluster constitutes Austria’s largest network in the health technology and MedTech area.
CIBER’s Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) subject area currently consists of 47 research groups (45 full member groups and 2 associated groups), selected on the basis of their scientific excellence, primarily working within three scientific programmes: 1. Bioengineering and Medical Imaging, 2. Biomaterials and Advanced Therapies and 3. Nanomedicine. The centre’s activity focuses on the development of prevention, diagnosis and follow-up systems, the development of technologies related to specific therapies and regenerative medicine and nanotherapies.
CIBER-BBN has been carrying out its work since 2007, providing support, training, infrastructures and resources to researchers and therefore helping to promote scientific research in Spain. The global objectives raised in CIBER-BBN’s strategic plan for the 2014-2017 period includes maintaining the level of scientific-technological excellence of the subject area, promoting collaborative research between CIBER-BBN groups, favouring translational research and making it easier to transfer the research results to the productive sector.
The German Association of Nanotechnology (DV Nano) is a professional association established for forces from the economy, science, media, education and politics, who work in the field of nanotechnology. In this respect, nanotechnology is considered to be interdisciplinary, combining experiences especially from the technological and scientific fields of activity in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine and materials sciences.
Operating as an independent organization, DV Nano represents the interests of its members. The fact that our association pools competences encompassing all aspects of nanotechnology makes it one of the most important points of contact for academic, scientific, technical, vocational and socio-political issues. In the process, we are actively involved in the social debate on nanotechnology and contribute to making Germany fit for the future.
Our key aims at a glance:
Empa is the interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development of the ETH Domain. Empa's R&D activities focus on meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of society, and thus link applications-oriented research to the practical implementation of new ideas. As a result, Empa is capable of providing its partners with customized solutions that not only enhance their innovative edge and international competitiveness but also help to improve the quality of life for the public at large.
We have intelligent solutions for your research and development tasks:
We research and develop in the fields of health, mobility, security and resource efficiency on your behalf.
R&D service provider
We develop products and services for you using microsystems engineering: from the initial idea or concept through to product – across all industry sectors.
We take on your challenges and work with you to deliver intelligent solutions.
We are one step ahead: we perform the preliminary research and prepare innovations which we implement in products in partnership with you.
We have regional roots, but are also globally in demand.
Hotbed of Human Life Science Technology
Human.technology Styria is a membership organization for the life science and related industries in Styria.
Located in the south east of Austria, Styria is a powerhouse of innovation with a world renowned reputation in the following fields:
Human.technology.styria is an economic initiative focused on strengthening the competitive capabilities of Styrian companies, institutions and scientific bodies working in the field of human technology. Styria is currently home to numerous small, medium and large companies in the field of healthcare technology. Collaborative efforts in economics, research and promotional research help to guarantee the future success of cluster businesses. The cluster also helps support its members through the organization, cooperation and coordination of various activities.
The Institute was founded as Institute of Occupational Hygiene by a decision of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 1992 Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) on 27 December 1947. The decision was implemented during 1948, and research started a year later.
In 1958, the Institute gained the status of independent scientific institution and in 1959 it changed name to Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health. From 1974 to 1993 the Institute was a member of the University of Zagreb. Due to legislation introduced in 1993, this affiliation terminated for all research institutes, including ours.
From 1990 to 2003, the Institute was under the authority of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and from 2004 it reports to the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.
Now it is the second largest Croatian research institution
Pharmaceutical Technology Galenics, pharmaceutical biotechnology, phytopharmacy, quality management, aseptic and clean room technology.
RESCOLL is an independent technological center working in materials development. RESCOLL is involved in polymeric products and materials, composite materials, adhesives... RESCOLL's main expertise is in the field of formulation and characterisation. RESCOLL has developed skills in evaluation of performances, innovation and technology transfer in a wide variety of fields (biomaterials, aircraft industry, automotive …).
Its inter-disciplinary team of twenty five PhDs, engineers and technicians and its specific facilities for the development of technologies and materials has allowed Rescoll to set up a genuine approach to technical control, innovation or development assistance, by offering support and partnership in each step of project research, development and application.
RESCOLL has :
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities.
The support of science and research as well as the creation of the best possible framework for the scientific community are among the priorities of the government in Styria. The Unit ‘Science and Research’ within Department 8 – ‘Science and Health´ administrates specific agendas.
The Unit for Science and Research in the Styrian government provides incentives not only for the funding but also for the planning of sustainable strategies in science and research. Therefore, the Unit for Science and Research is a funding body as well as a service provider and thus part of the ‘Styrian Scientific Community’.
Styria enjoys a geographically advantageous location, the concentration of scientific research, development and innovation and an excellent reputation of 18,000 significant researchers, which highlight the excellent performance level of the science location Styria. The following institutions are responsible for the excellent reputation of the research location Styria: five universities, two universities of applied sciences, two universities for educational sciences, numerous non-university research institutions, research-intensive enterprises, scientific associations, competence centres and societies with JOANNEUM RESEARCH Ltd being the most important one, and the institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The activities of the Department Science and Research are therefore completely focused on the diversity of the research location Styria and the density of scientific research, development and innovation.