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Life Sciences Trade Mission to Austria and Slovakia

Expand your business successfully in Austria and Slovakia

Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia) are only one hour apart. Together they boast a wide variety of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, universities and research institutes. There are over 200 biotech companies in the region and a number of well respected universities and research institutes. In addition, Austria has invested heavily in research and development over the last few years, Austria now has one of the youngest and fastest growing biotech sectors in Europe. Slovakia's biotech sector is concentrated in Bratislava where there are a number of innovation centres and public research institutes. Today more and more companies are partnering in order to develop drugs. This mission is an opportunity for UK based companies to meet the biotech community in both Vienna and Bratislava that are keen to collaborate.

What UK Trade & Investment can do for you?
UK Trade & Investment is organising a Life Sciences tour of Vienna and Bratislava on the 28th February and 1st March. The trip includes a morning visit on 28th February to Baxter, just outside of Vienna, the company’s largest research and development facility outside of the US. Baxter’s team will meet with companies to explore partnering opportunities. By collaborating with Baxter we have created a unique business opportunity for you.

In the afternoon there will be a partnering event at the British Ambassador’s residence for one to one meetings with selected Austrian companies which may include, Boehringer Ingelheim, Affiris, Apeiron and Pharmig.

The following morning there will be a breakfast with companies and universities from Slovakia followed by a presentation from a major Slovakian company. Companies will have the opportunity to network and give an overview of their companies.

What’s included?

  • Programm
  • Pitching opportunities
  • One official networking dinner
  • Networking breakfast


Thursday 28th February:
9:00 - Site visit to Baxter, hosted by Baxter R&D procurement
15:00 - Business development partnering targeting Vienna’s lifesciences companies.
19:00 - Official dinner at the residency
Friday 1st March:
9:00 - Business development meeting targeting Bratislava’s life sciences community.

Cost: Participation fee: £585 (excl VAT).  However,  SMEs may be elligible for a 50% discount and an additional travel grant of £200. Please contact the organisers for details: Claire Lachlan UKTI East 07825 189244


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