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Why xbio?

We have created xbio, as an entrepreneurship course tailored to life-scientists and early career life-science startup founders. Two key observations fuel our mission:

  • Abundance of Scientific Output in Vienna and its surroundings: Austria holds a vibrant life sciences landscape, producing high quality research.
  • There is a growing number of successful biomedical companies in Vienna and the region, founded and staffed by experts in their fields who are open to sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Our Response: Bridging the Gap in supporting Entrepreneurial Scientists on their journey to transform scientific discoveries into innovative medicines and products.


What do we do?

xbio brings together speakers from diverse backgrounds such as academia, industry, legal experts, patent attorneys, regulatory consultants, and seasoned biotech founders. Our speakers not only offer a breadth of expertise but also span a wide geographical reach, connecting you with insights from across Europe and beyond.

Our curriculum is designed to support founders by addressing critical aspects including intellectual property (IP), regulatory requirements, business models, team building, funding strategies, and pitch training.
Partner institutions

Who are we?

xbio is a joint effort by ISTA, xista innovation, xista science ventures, ÖAW, GMI, IMBA, CeMM, TU Wien, AIT, Medical University Vienna, University of Vienna, VetMed, Wings4Innovation, KHAN, aws, INiTS, and WU.