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International Partnering Day 2017: Health Tech Innovations for Successful Business

01/01/1970 - 21/09/2017, Company Events LISA Events

21 September 2017, Graz, Austria

The international Partnering Day – the biennial event of the WTZ-Süd under the leadership of the Medical University of Graz is dedicated to the topic “Health Tech Innovations for Successful Busi-ness”

The event is organised by the Wissenstransferzentrum Süd (WTZ Süd) – a knowledge transfer centre, which is a merger of the Styrian universities and the University of Klagenfurt. Supporters include the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), the Austria Wirtschaftsservice AWS ( Austrian federal promotional bank), the Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung SFG (the Styrian business promotion agency), the cluster Human Technology Styria and the Enterprise Europe Network.

Pitches, Poster Exhibition and B2B Meetings: Speed Dating for Science

The basic idea of the Pitches, Poster Exhibition and B2B meetings at the Partnering Day is to allow university researchers and innovative companies to enter into open, creative information exchange on multiple levels. Participating universities and companies can put their collective expertise and future developments up for discussion.

The event offers a perfect opportunity to initiate intensive collaboration between science and industry. Researchers and companies meet face to face and can present their ideas and expertise to each other, while also setting out their particular set of requirements. In this way, both parties can benefit and personal meetings can pave the way to future sustainable coop-eration.

Health Tech Innovations for Successful Business

There is probably no other area of our society where the discrepancy between tradition and innovation is as hotly debated as in the field of medical technology and health care. This is probably due to the fact that this is a topic that strikes a chord with so many. Of course, everyone wants to be happy and active at 100 years of age or older, and there is no doubt that considerable scientific and commercial resources should be dedicated to this sector. On the other hand, there can be a considerable degree of societal scepticism when technology and all its associated possibilities become the driving force or the benchmark. This is precisely the task and responsibility of innovative research facilities and their industry partners – to recognise, foster and develop future-oriented medical products which have potential in the present and which in the future will further push the boundaries of what is possible.

These objectives can only be achieved with the innovative exchange of different skills and interests. The international Partnering Day provides the ideal platform for this exchange. Feedback from the 2015 event shows that initial, brief meetings have since turned into coop-erative projects. On this basis, the Partnering Day on 21 September 2017 looks set to be a hot spot for “Health Tech Innovations and Successful Business” once again.

Registration and further information can be found on www.partneringday.at

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