wings4innovation is the initiative of 17 Austrian academic research institutions that aims at establishing an independent Translational Research Centre | TRC in the field of Life Sciences in Austria to transfer breakthrough basic research into commercially valuable assets.
The main focus of this new organization will lie in early stage development of innovative small molecule and biologic drug candidates for human diseases with a high medical need. Once it is fully operative, the TRC intends to become the one-stop-shop for Life Sciences innovation in the region.
Our objective is to establish early contacts with potential collaborators and customers to exchange expectations and ideas on how to best integrate industry partners capabilities and needs into the set-up of such an initiative.
Currently, w4i is exclusively sponsored with EUR 1.5m by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) via the Austrian Federal Promotional Bank (AWS) as one of four "Wissenstransferzentren" for a period of 3 years starting on August 7, 2014.
If you are interested to learn more about this initiative or to discuss possibilities for future collaboration please contact us.