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28 January 2021
Virtual - from Graz to the world, Austria
Health Tech Hub Styria Pitch & Partner 2021


Uta-Maria Ohndorf

General Manager Roche Diagnostics, Austria

Uta-Maria’s background is in science. She conducted research at MIT, Rockefeller University and Max-Planck-Institute, and holds a PhD in Chemistry. Driven by scientific interest she was eager to explore how research and development could improve people’s lives. Since 2017 she is the General Manager of Roche Diagnostics Austria.

Christoph v. Bieberstein

Co-Founder & Commercial Director of HexagonFab

Christoph holds a Master’s in Strategy & Management from the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland. Prior to HexagonFab, he was a junior project manager at McKinsey & Company, where he consulted clients in the pharmaceutical & life science industry.

Jelena Begovic

Director of Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade 

Kurt Zatloukal

Director of Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastucture Austria (BBMRI)

Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular BioMedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as digital pathology, biobanking and related data management technologies. He directed the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Biospecimen Research and Biobanking Technologies and also contributes to the development of new European standards and norms for pre-analytical processing of tissue samples for molecular testing.

Member of: Austrian Standards Institute, scientific board for genetic testing and human gene therapy at the Austrian Ministry of Health, Academia Europaea, corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Over 258 published scientific papers, co-inventor of 25 patent applications.


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Participants 463
Meetings 401


Austria 172
Belgium 7
Bulgaria 9
China 1
Croatia 7
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 13
Denmark 7
Estonia 3
Finland 6
France 19
Germany 42
Greece 29
China (Hong Kong) 1
Hungary 22
India 1
Ireland 68
Israel 6
Italy 13
Latvia 4
Lithuania 6
Luxembourg 3
North Macedonia 2
Malta 9
Netherlands 3
Norway 1
Poland 64
Portugal 3
Romania 6
Serbia 9
Slovakia 4
Slovenia 17
South Africa 1
Spain 22
Sweden 14
Switzerland 9
Taiwan 2
Thailand 1
Turkey 27
Ukraine 6
United Kingdom 19
United States 3
Viet Nam 1
Total 663


Start-up 113
Company 171
University 141
R&D Institution 66
Association/Agency 36
Authority/Government 22
Hospital 12
Investor 12
Consulting 46
Other 44
Total 663