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Human.technology Styria GmbH

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 1 October, 2004
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Steiermark
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
ISO 9001:2015
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Johann
Harer
Cluster Manager
+43 316 587016
johann.harer@human.technology.at
Male
Katharina
Weinzerl
Project Manager
+43 316 587016
katharina.weinzerl@human.technology.at
Female
Christoph
Schreiner
Project Manager
+43 316 587016
christoph.schreiner@human.technology.at
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Pharmaceutics
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Bio-pharmaceuticals
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Pharmaceutical Industry
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
120
Number of SME members: 
76
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
10
Number of larger company members: 
14
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
11
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
11
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Technology Center
ams AG
Larger Company
Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology
Research Organisation
BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft
Technology Center
CBmed - Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine
Research Organisation
FH JOANNEUM
University
Fresenius Kabi Austria
Larger Company
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft
Research Organisation
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
University
Know-Center
Research Organisation
M&R Automation
Larger Company
Medizinische Universität Graz
University
Neuroth AG
Larger Company
Ortner Reinraumtechnik
SME
Payer International Technologies
SME
Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltengesellschaft
Larger Company
Stölzle-Oberglas
Larger Company
Technische Universität Graz
University
VTU Engineering
SME
Waldner Laboreinrichtungen
SME
Zentrum für Wissens- und Technologietransfer in der Medizin
SME
Zeta Biopharma
Larger Company
Roche Austria
Larger Company
Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Research Organisation
GL Pharma
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

<p>Human.technology Styria (HTS) has been founded in 2004 as a cluster association with a focus on health technologies. Placing the human beings in the center of all considerations, the HTS and its members are inventing and improving technologies, products, and services that enhance the human development and health. Currently, the cluster is in charge of  more than 110 members from science and industry that are quite successful on the international forefront of innovation. Human.technology Styria is striving to bundle capabilities, utilize synergies, initiate new projects, strengthen the innovative spirit and optimize the international visibility of its partners.</p><br>

<p>The HTS is developing two areas of strength with the vision to create an added value for members, cooperation partners, and clients: Medical technologies and Pharma & Biotechnology.</p><br>

<p>Regarding MedTech, the HTS is supporting companies and research institutions active in medical (micro)electronics, production technologies like precision mechanics or injection molding, materials expertise, automation, biomedical sensor technologies & diagnostic systems, software solutions, biomarker research & application and much more.</p><br>

<p>Concerning Biotech & Pharma, the members of HTS are active in process development, plant design & engineering, simulation & optimization, scale down & scale up, industrial biotechnology, API development & analysis, flow chemistry & continuous production, packaging & logistics as well as biomarker research for therapeutics.</p><br>

<p>Additionally, Human.technology Styria aims for progress in lighthouse projects like medical 3D printing or active and healthy aging; Styria was recently awarded a European reference region for improvements in the elderly life. Talking about progress, the HTS is guiding Styrian companies to the forefront of international innovation.</p>

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Iran
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Slovenia
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Human.technology Styria is organizing outgoing and incoming economic missions, participations at specific fairs in the US, Germany, Switzerland, France or Spain, and study and networking visits throughout Europe and beyond. Additionally, we are maintaining a prosperous network of cluster organizations in Europe and participating at all thinkable events that support our partners and the European economy.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ecoplus Niederösterreich
Medizintechnik Cluster - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
Standortagentur - Life Sciences Tirol
LISAvienna
Forum MedTech Pharma e.V.
BioPro Baden-Württemberg
Health Tech Cluster Switzerland
Medical Valley EMN e.V.
TIS Innovation Park (Südtirol)
TTI Magedeburg GmbH
ZAB - Zukunfts Agentur Brandenburg / Life Science
Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica
LITEK
Opticsvalley
Silicon Alps
Holzcluster Steiermark
Optence e.V.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

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Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Human.technology Styria is striving to advance the life science community through joint porgress of its partners in Styria, Austria and abroad. Thinking internationally, our members and we are doing our best to be part of the global progress in MedTech, Pharma & Biotech. Therefore, we are conneting our broad network of scientific, research, industrial, and governmental organizations and enrich our thriving community in human technologies with international expertise, knowledge and business know-how.