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12.10.2023 - 14.10.2023
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On October 12 & 13 2023 Graz will become the hotspot of the Austrian and international Biotech industry:

At the "1st Biotech Summit Austria" at the Medical University of Graz, Biotech Austria and Styria will bring together the key players of the Austrian and international biotech industry for the first time and shed light on cutting-edge technology from a variety of perspectives.
It is about

  • Trends and developments in biotechnology
  • The biotech vision of BigPharma
  • Funding & financing for StartUps and established companies
  • Regulatory landscape and best practices for clinical trials

The programme includes key notes, panels and workshops - among others with Mark Kotter - founder and CEO - and Joachim Vogt, AbbVie - as well as career sessions, start-up pitches and of course best networking opportunities at the gala dinner and party in the Dom im Berg.

Why Participate:

  • Network with peers and industry leaders
  • Gain insights from top-notch speakers and panelists
  • Discover potential funding and collaboration opportunities
  • Expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest industry developments

How Can You Benefit from This Event:

  • Gain visibility for your company or organization
  • Connect with potential partners, investors, and customers
  • Learn from successful entrepreneurs and experts in the field
  • Develop new skills and knowledge to drive your career forward

Top 5 Objectives to Make Your Stay a Success:

  1. Attend the keynote speeches, held by renowned biotech entrepreneurs and investors.
  2. Participate in 1:1 partnering sessions to explore collaboration opportunities with other attendees.
  3. Join the panel discussion on venture capital to learn from experienced investors.
  4. Join the panel discussion on "Do's and Don'ts in Partnering with Pharma".
  5. Get inspired by startup pitches on the second day.


Day 1:

  • Career session
  • Opening ceremony
  • Keynote Mark Kotter - founder and CEO
  • Panel discussion with leading venture capitalists
  • Lunch break
  • Panel with Austrian R&D promoters
  • Impulse lecture Joanneum Research
  • 1:1 partnering sessions
  • Keynote Christopher Trummer - founder and CEO Celeris Therapeutics
  • Dinner and party at Dom im Berg

Day 2:

  • Opening remarks
  • Start-up Pitches
  • Workshops 
    • Clinical studies
    • Industrial Biotechnology
  • 1:1 partnering sessions
  • Panel with Big Pharma representatives
  • Lunch
  • Key Note 3
  • Closing remarks

Join us for an exciting and informative event that will help shape the future of Austria's biotech industry.

Registration open now!