Technology Transfer Office

  Congratulations to Thomas Werzer and Michael Nardai for
being awarded an FFG Spin-off Fellowship



We are delighted to announce that the two graduates of the Faculty of Chemistry have been awarded an FFG Spin-off Fellowship. The aim of their project, Immuno QCM, is to develop a sensor for the selective detection of biomolecules.

The device has important applications in the field of autoimmune diseases and it might optimize their treatment times and their costs. The host of this project is Prof. Peter Lieberzeit, Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry.

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) will support the Immuno QCM project with a funding of € 360,000 during a period of 18 months.

The results of the first call of the Spin-off Fellowship were announced during a press breakfast on May 15th by the Minister of Education, Science and Research, Dr. Heinz Fassmann, and FFG Managing Director, Dr. Henrietta Egerth. The Rector of the University, Dr. Heinz W. Engl, the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, Dr. Bernhard Keppler and members of the Immuno QCM project also participated in the event.

The TTO supported the applicants during the application process. “The support of the TTO from the University of Vienna is very much appreciated. Special thanks to Tobias Reckling for his continuous help relating to any issue before, during and after the application as well as Ingrid Kelly Spillmann and their co-workers: especially for legal information and advice, and valuable comments on the application proposal. The TTO certainly plays a part in the success of our fellowship. We are looking forward to closely working together with the highly motivated team of the TTO during the FFG Spin-off Fellowship” (Thomas Werzer, Immuno QCM project leader).

The deadline for the next call of the FFG Spin-off Fellowship is scheduled for January 2019. For additional information please click here.

  Vienna Knowledge Exchange Conference, 27 – 28 September 2018



This conference aims to reflect on the current and future international trends in the broad field of knowledge exchange and technology transfer. The conference is organised by the Knowledge Transfer Center East, a cooperation project by nine Viennese Universities. This project fosters and promotes all aspects of knowledge and technology transfer, including the social sciences, humanities, and the arts.

Against the background of the outcomes of this project, the conference will bring together international and regional experts to discuss best practices in knowledge and technology transfer.

The target audience are knowledge exchange professionals. Interested researchers are also very welcome to attend. Participation in the conference will be free of charge, but please notice that due to the limited amount of places, registrations will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For registration and additional information on the conference, please click here.

  START: IP - Extension of technology search until 31
December 2018



START:IP is an INiTS‘ initiative aimed at matching academic technologies with founders and investors.

Cutting-edge technologies are selected and offered to entrepreneurs that will support the newly formed teams in building startups. The deadline to search and nominate new technologies has been extended until 31.12.2018. Likewise, the team building event and the closing event have been postponed to the end of January 2019 and end of March 2019, respectively.

If you are interested in submitting a technology please contact the TTO at Opens window for sending emailtechtransfer@univie.ac.at.

For additional information, please click the following link.

  Biotech made in Vienna “From Landsteiner to global
products for infectious disease control”, 11-13 October 2018



The 6th Semmering Vaccine Symposium will focus on ecosystems that foster innovation in the health care and biotech field, with a specific attention to infectious diseases. At the event, companies, biotech players, start-ups and groundbreaking health care projects will be presented.

The Symposium will feature talks and panel discussions intended to shed light on innovation strategies leading to the formation of successful ecosystems and promoting innovative products and services at regional, trans-European and global level.

The 6th Semmering Vaccine Symposium is organized by Vienna Vaccines, an independent non-profit organization devoted to building worldwide networks in the vaccine and biotech sector.

For additional information on the symposium programme and registration, please visit the Vienna Vaccines’ website.

  INDTECH2018: Innovative industries for smart growth,
29-31 October 2018



The conference of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organized by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

The event will feature lectures, keynote presentations, a matchmaking event and exhibition activities on new industrial applications for research on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Participants will have the opportunity to meet experts from industry, academia and policy to exchange information and to strengthen collaboration.

More than 1,000 participants are expected from more than 30 countries in Europe and across the globe. The conference will be held in English and registration is free of charge.

For additional information and registration, please click here.

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