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The Mobility Cluster ACstyria represents a network of about 300 companies operating in automotive and aerospace industries and rail systems – these companies have more than 70,000 employees and an overall sales volume of more than Euro 17 billion. The key service provided by the cluster, which has existed since 1995, consists in bringing together and supporting Styrian companies throughout the value added chain. In this respect, the cluster understands itself as being a link between trade and industry, research and public institutions

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Biomax Informatics provides services and software solutions for efficient decision making and knowledge management at the intersection of life sciences, healthcare and information technologies. Biomax facilitates digital transformation within biotech, pharma, agriculture, food and chemical industries as well as research institutes.

Biomax offers a range of standard products addressing digitalization needs, like semantic search, brain imaging or clinical integration. These products are based on the BioXM™ technology platform of Biomax – the fully configurable and customizable Knowledge Management Environment.

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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.

Partners and contacts

Focal points

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.

Cluster partnerships


  • Networking of business, science and health care / MedTech
  • Project partnerships
  • Round tables for the exchange of experience
  • Regional, national and international contacts

Service hub

  • Branch events, hosting, workshops
  • Project support and management, idea transfers
  • Research, branch information
  • Support during the obtaining of grants for cooperative projects


  • Price reductions for Cluster media and from media partners
  • PR consulting
  • Cooperations: LISA & European cluster initiatives

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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.

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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:

  • We bring scientists and business people together with the media and political decision-makers through our communication system.
  • We create a strong network for our members.
  • We are the most important competence centre for nanotechnology in Germany.
  • We are the leading authority for evaluation and consultation on all aspects of nanotechnology and are recognized as such by the relevant public interest groups.
  • We are engaged in open dialogue with players from politics, business and society and participate proactively in the debates on the opportunities and risks of nanotechnology.
  • We provide comprehensive, factual information on the current and potential application of nanotechnology.
  • We promote the training and development of specialists in order to secure innovation skills in Germany as well as jobs on an ongoing and sustainable basis.

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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.

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We have intelligent solutions for your research and development tasks:

  • Sensor and actuator technology
  • System integration
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Lab-on-a-Chip and analytics
  • Microelectronics
  • Integrated microsystems
  • Micro energy harvesting and energy management
  • Information technology
  • Measurement and testing technology, damage analysis
  • Modeling and reliability

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.

Problem solvers
We take on your challenges and work with you to deliver intelligent solutions.

Future shapers
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.

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Hotbed of Human Life Science 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:

  • Biobanking and biomarker technologies
  • Process engineering for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Advanced biomedical sensor technologies

The Cluster 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.

Humboldt Innovation

Humboldt-Innovation GmbH (HI) promotes and manages research and development agreements as well as contracts for scientific services between HU scientists and private companies or the public sector. On behalf of the university, HI will manage all project stages from initiation and launch to administration and completion.
The Innovation Management team supports HU scientists to recognize the commercialization potential of their research early on and to arrange for the necessary steps in this direction.

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ICCRAM (International Research Center in Critical Raw Materials for Advanced Industrial Technologies) was established in 2014 as a competence Center of the University of Burgos devoted to Critical Raw Materials.

This Center carries out different researching activities in four principal lines, all of them aimed to the development of new advanced materials (Synthesis of nanomaterials, Computational simulation, Nanosafety and Sustainability).  From these lines, ICCRAM approaches different topics of interest at European level (Substitution of Critical Raw Materials, Design of new materials, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Industrial technology, Efficiency resources management, Circular economy and Eco-innovation). 

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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

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The Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology in Wädenswil provides teaching at university level, applied research, continuing education courses, and services in the field of chemistry. Our understanding of chemistry and biotechnology is that it involves the linking of discoveries in the natural sciences with technological knowledge, with the aim of applying biological systems to the analysis and manufacture of products. The focus is on applications in the areas of pharma, food and ecology.

Our focus of research, development and services in the fields of chemistry is:
  • Speciality Chemistry
  • Protein Cleaning, Bioanalysis
  • Surface and Nanotechnology
Our focus of research, development and services in the fields of biotechnology is:
  • Bioprocess Technology and Biochemical Engineering: Plant and animal cell cultivation technologies, cultivation of microorganisms, process modelling and optimisation, systems, process and plant development, disposal and recycling technology.
  • Micro-, Molecular and Cell biology: Identification and characterisation of micro-organisms, expression of recombinant proteins, in-vitro cultivation of animal cells, cell biological diagnosis and analysis

Pharmaceutical Technology Galenics, pharmaceutical biotechnology, phytopharmacy, quality management, aseptic and clean room technology.

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The Laboratory for Biological Characterisation of Advanced Materials (LBCAM) is the innovative center for testing the physical and chemical properties of advanced material and their interaction with the biological environment.
LBCAM provides material characterisation, biological interaction models and analysis of biological response of advanced materials for pharmaceutical and diagnostic clients as well as for academic research groups.
LBCAM commits itself to providing the most accurate and professional service in order to exceed our partners / customers expectations in terms of excellence.
The heterogeneous background of our team of scientists allow LBCAM to find creative and reliable solutions for your most demanding problems.
For any enquiry please contact Dr. Adriele Prina-Mello.



Within the departments of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), our researchers and innovation experts develop skills and activities around three main domains: environment, IT  and materials. Scientific excellence and interdisciplinarity are key to our projects.

  • The “Environmental Research & Innovation” (ERIN) department develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, assess, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources.  Its research topics are water security and safety, plant science and biotechnologies, life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and e-Science.
  • The “IT for Innovative Services” (ITIS) department develops IT services within an open innovation process integrating all stakeholders concerned. Its research focuses on “big data” operational issues for decision-making, use of information systems in measuring and controlling the quality of services in networked enterprises, and tools for supporting innovation processes in IT services.
  • The “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department focuses its activities on advanced materials and nanotechnologies. Its research and technology activities target two main areas: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and composite materials.

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Innovative technology driven solutions for Biotech and Pharma
MyBiotech is a CDMO offering end to end development, manufacturing services and innovative products for biotech and pharma.
PRODUCTION: MyBiotech has fermentation capacities for all kinds of microorganisms.
CELL RUPTURE: MyBiotech uses its proprietary method and equipment for cell rupture.
EXTRACTION: Our extraction processes are tailor-made for high efficiency and product yield.
NATURAL PRODUCTS: MyBiotech produces natural Omega-3 fatty acids from algae. We can specifically produce both DHA- and DHA/EPA-rich oil.

ALL AROUND PARTICLES: We offer a broad range nano and micro particle formulations.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: Technology transfer services for your established nanoparticle and microparticle formulations.
FORMULATION: Solutions for pharmaceuticals with a special focus on low soluble substances.
REGISTRATION: We can help you with your export and registration projects europe wide.


NANOMOL TECHNOLOGIES is a science and innovation driven company providing cutting edge solutions to process, structure and characterize, at micro and nanoscale, active molecules of pharma, biotech and cosmetic companies. Our mission is to generate revolutionary nanomedicines and drug delivery systems with outstanding therapeutic efficacy and patient’s compliance.

NANOMOL TECHNOLOGIES offers R+D services and advanced technologies to generate new nanomedicines and solutions for drug delivery that improve drug efficacy, selectivity, stability and toxicity.

NANOMOL TECHNOLOGIES is a privately held company created in 2010 and located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Research Park (PRUAB Module B Building).

It has been created to exploit the business potential that proprietary knowledge and technologies on micro and nanostructuration of active principles can offer. 

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Novamechanics Ltd is an R&D performing SME dedicated in the development of novel algorithms and platforms to solve chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, nanoinformatics, modelling, simulation and medicinal & materials chemistry problems.
The company applies state of the art mathematical techniques, for the interpretation and implementation of validated predictive models to big data analysis, personalized medicine, clinical trials, computer aided drug discovery and material science. The aim is to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce experimental cost by conceiving new modelling ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them. NovaMechanics’ custom made in silico models and simulation tools are dedicated to the interpretation of research results and to the design of effective experiments in order to validate them.

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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.


  •     more than 15 years of experience,
  •     motivated and competent professionals,
  •     many hundreds studies realised with European industrials,
  •     more than 40 patents,
  •     more than 500 customers in Europe,
  •     an increasing activity since its creation,
  •     Quality policy (ISO 17025),
  •     Many nationals and Europeans labels and agreements :
  •     SRC "Société de Recherche sous Contrat". RESCOLL is approved as Industrial Research Center (by research ministry)
  •     CRT "Centre de Ressources Technologiques" quality agreement for SMEs (by industry ministry),
  •     Expert for the commerce and supreme court of Bordeaux,
  •     Expert in research project evaluation for the EEC

pdfLeading to competitiveness through innovation in polymers, composites, surface treatments, bonding technology and processes

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The Research group for nanobiology and nanotoxicology a research group at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, that was founded in 2008.
The group strives to holistically assess specific interactions of biological systems with nanoparticles on different levels of biological organization. The main topics of research are:
  • Environmental nanotoxicology
  • Human nanotoxicology
  • Acetylcholinesterase research
  • Biosensors & nanodevices
The expertises are:
  • Biological sample preparation for: conventional histology, SEM and FIB/SEM, fluorescent microscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy.
  • Proteomics of unicellular organisms and invertebrate tissue.
  • Microwave acid digestion of organic material.
  • Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy.
  • Analytical chemistry of metals: voltammetry and ion-selective electrodes.
  • Dynamic light scattering.
  • Metal assimilation by invertebrates (terrestrial isopods and daphnids).
  • Single species toxicity testing by invertebrates (terrestrial isopods, daphnids, brine shrimps, honeybees, sea urchins and protozoa).
  • Conducting experiments with artificial lipid membranes (vesicles) using light phase contrast microscopy, X-ray scattering techniques etc.
  • Conducting experiments with enzymes using spectroscopy techniques.
  • Image processing and analysis.
  • Biomedical data analysis and machine learning.
  • Programming (Matlab, Java, PHP, Excel VB, R with chemCal and hyperSpec).


UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities.

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SITEX 45  is an industrial SME with R&D activity, industry oriented, located on MINATEC-RO / Scientific and Technological Park, Bucharest. Deeply involved since 1992 in following activities:

  • R&D prototyping and manufacturing of microelectronics and optoelectronics devices, sensors and nanosensors arrays, actuators and transducers, microsystems as MEMS & MOEMS for Chemical and environmental monitoring, acoustic, optical and biomedical sensors.
  • R&D of micro & nanotechnologies applications for new materials processing and development of innovative products by unconventional technologies applications.
  • Design and engineering, prototyping and microproduction for sensors and micro/nanosystems MST/NST by new materials applications including nanostructured as biocompatible and multifunctional thin films.
  • MEMS/MOEMS and sensors packaging technologies and applications.
  • Smart systems integration applications, including Wireless System Networks WSN for custom or semicustom projects.
  • RFID`s and systems being main supplier of Romanian market with RFID products, cards and smart tags.

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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.

The research interests and activities of our laboratory focus on design, modeling, identification, optimization and control of products, systems and processes.
Our efforts include not only traditional chemical engineering systems, but also energy systems (smart grids), production planning and scheduling systems as well as biological systems, with particular emphasis on systems toxicology.
We are particularly interested on data-driven modeling and control methods and on the development and application of information and web-based technologies. To deal with data complexity, nonlinearity and noise, we are working extensively in the scientific areas of computational intelligence, machine learning and data mining.