27 Jan 2020 - 28 Jan 2020 | Graz, Austria

Agenda

Monday
27 Jan 2020
09:00 – 10:00
Registration
10:00 – 10:30
Opening session

Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Minister of Science and Economy of Styria

10:30 – 11:15
Keynotes

Johanna Pirker (Graz University of Technology): "It's not just a game. It's a game changer - games, gamification and virtual reality experiences for medical applications."

Johannes Khinast, CEO & Scientific Director of RCPE: "Personalizes Medicine - Chances and Challenges of a Paradism Shift": Personalized medicine does not follow a "one-size-fits-all" treatment approach but emphasizes "tailor-made" delivery, meaning it addresses the patient’s individual situation and most notably his or her genetic markers. For patients, this increases the chances of treatment success and translates into fewer side effects. In particular, malignant tumors with a large variety of genes involved can be treated more effectively. However, currently only a small part of biomolecular targets can be “drugged”, which offers a tremendous potential for future breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical industry. Another main challenge is the formulation, manufacturing and delivery of individualized drugs. Here completely new routes have to be explored and a paradigm shift how we make such drugs is in the horizon. Again, this offers major opportunities for innovative companies and novel products.

11:15 – 11:45
Break
Break
11:45 – 13:30
Investor Pitching

In order to secure dynamic growth of start-ups and scale-ups, entrepreneurs get the unique chance to pitch to renowned international investors who are willing to drive entrepreneurial success to the next level through potential investments, expertise, network, advice and mentoring.

Take a look at the participating investors!

If you would like to take an active role in this session please fill in the registration form ("Resources") and send it to hth@sfg.at.

13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
Break
14:00 – 15:00
B2B meetings
1:1 Meetings
15:00 – 15:15
Break
Break
15:15 – 17:00
Research Project Pitching

This session offers researchers the possibility to present their latest research findings to an audience of investors, industry partners and fellow researchers. It is a unique opportunity to identify new collaboration or investment partners and receive input on how to translate your research results into applicable products in a relevant market.

If you would like to take an active role in this session please fill in the registration form ("Resources") and send it to hth@sfg.at.

17:00 – 17:30
B2B meetings
1:1 Meetings
18:30 – 22:00
Social event
Tuesday
28 Jan 2020
08:30 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 10:30
Keynotes

Yupar Myint, Head of Entrepreneurship at Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge

Klara Brandstätter, Project Lead, I.E.C.T. Hermann Hauser

10:30 – 11:00
Break
Break
11:00 – 12:45
Corporate Challenge

This novel format offers a tailored and life science specific matchmaking between large companies and start-ups.

There are 4 successful corporates participating!

If you are a start-up with a technological solution adressing the topic, don’t hesitate to apply! It will give you the chance to pitch in front of the corporate and to be part of the upcoming HTH event. The best start-ups will be awarded and will have the chance to be on stage!

If you would like to take an active role in this session please take a look at the tab "Corporate Challenge".

12:45 – 13:45
Lunch
Break
13:15 – 14:15
B2B meetings
1:1 Meetings
14:15 – 14:30
Break
Break
14:30 – 16:15
International Collaborative Project Presentation

In this session, consortia of large projects have the opportunity to present themselves and to gather recommendations for existing problems from a panel of experts representing different areas. A common challenge for such consortia is the “next step” as in the potential commercialisation and marketing of the research results or the developed product. This session will therefore be designed in order to address these problems with a view to facilitating the next steps.

16:15 – 16:45
B2B meetings
1:1 Meetings
The event agenda's time zone is CET.