2021/11/30 · IST Austria, TWIST

Nov 30: Science-Industry Talk 2021

Translating Science into Business – Lessons from an Emerging Ecosystem

Date: November 30, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Speaker: Simon Johnson, MIT Sloan School of Management & Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GLAB)
Location: Online

Science critically contributes to an economic development and society – we have seen this drastically over the past 2 years. Ecosystems that provide the necessary network and partnerships across disciplines, development stages and functions are key to success.
At the Science-Industry Talk 2021 we will highlight the status quo and progress that has been made over the past years to create a productive ecosystem at and beyond IST Austria. We will look back at past aspirations and what has actually been achieved until today. This 360° review also includes a look into areas of research and selected scientific achievements by scientists at IST Austria.

In the panel we will discuss how IST Austria and other institutions can continue and further improve the translation of scientific insights into results with positive economic and societal impact.

Covid 19 Regulations

Due to the current regulations, the event will be moved to ONLINE. Please register, online access will be provided to follow the event. 


5pm – 5:20pmWelcome WordsThomas A. Henzinger, President of IST Austria
Georg Knill, President, Federation of Austrian Industries
Heinz Faßmann, Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research
5:20pm – 5:30pmImplementing a vision of tech transfer at and around IST – reporting on the statusMarkus Wanko, Managing Director Twist GmbH
5:35pm – 6:05pm3 Parallel Sessions: Lightning Talks & Campfire SessionComputer Science
Lisa Smith, CEO and Co-Founder at Prewave: Supply Chain Risk Intelligence
Dan Alistarh, Assistant Professor at IST Austria: Distributed Computing
Krzysztof Pietrzak, Professor at IST Austria: Proof of Space and Time
Markus Holzer, CEO and Co-Founder at contextflow: AI for Clinical Decision-Making
Life Sciences
Matt Robinson, Assistant Professor at IST Austria: Health Data
Sandra Siegert, Assistant Professor at IST Austria: Neuroimmunology
Gaia Novarino, Professor at IST Austria: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Ariel Bensimon, CEO of Solgate: Membrane Transporters
Physics and Chemistry
Scott Waitukaitis, Assistant Professor at IST Austria: Shocking physics of contact charging
Georgios Katsaros, Assistant Professor at IST Austria: Towards Quantum Computing
Chiara Greganti, Co-Founder, Managing Director VitreaLab: Laser based Displays
Daniela Buchmayr, Founder CEO Sarcura GesmbH: High Speed Cell Sorting (TBD)
6:10pm – 6:25pmKeynote Simon JohnsonProfessor of Entrepreneurship MIT Sloan School of Management, co-founder and leader of Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GLAB)
6:25pm – 6:55pmPanel DiscussionSimon Johnson, Professor of Entrepreneurship MIT Sloan School of Management, co-founder and leader of Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GLAB)
Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer Evotec
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know Center TU-Graz
Daniela Buchmayr, Founder CEO Sarcura GesmbH
6:55pmClosing WordsBernd Bickel, Vice President for Technology Transfer, IST Austria