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  • EURAXESS Science Slam in North America

    Calling all researchers: Slam your way to a free trip to Europe! Submission for the 2nd EURAXESS Science Slam North America from 15 May to 15 September, 2014. Five finalists will battle it out for the title of “EURAXESS Science Slammer North America 2014” in theLIVE slam to be held at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, ON, Canada on 22 October 2014. For more information

  • Advance notice: 4th call for proposals for Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes

    Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes (LBIs) released its fourth call for proposals with a seven-year term in November 2014. The research focus is Health Sciences. Proposals will be welcomed from highly qualified mid-career researchers who want to implement innovative ideas in cooperation with at least two partner organizations; at least 15 researchers will be selected. Interested parties should visit the Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

  • Bridges Vol. 40

  • Apply to BoB 2014/2015

    The best of Biotech has sent a call for applications. Of the two program phases, best business ideas and best business plans, the best programs will be awarded up to 15,000 Euros. Students, post-graduates, experienced scientists and other creative individuals interested in life science innovation are invited to submit a business idea and a professional business plan. Contestants who wish to participate only in phase 2 of the competition are welcome submit their business plans between November 28th, 2014 and February 13th, 2015.


  • IMBA Director Josef Penninger Wins the Wittgenstein Award 2014

    Josef Penninger, Scientific Director at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, received this year's Wittgenstein Prize of the Austrian Federal Government. With 1.5 million euros, this is the highest endowment award for scientists in Austria. The geneticist was honored for his scientific achievements in the fields of biomedicine and disease research.


  • Exhibition Opening of Martin Karplus

    Austrian-born chemist, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, and Nobel laureate Martin Karplus has spent the past fifty years consumed by a passion for documenting humanity in thousands of photographs. Sourced from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, his photographs capture societies at pivotal moments in their cultural and economic development in rich Kodachrome color. His images from the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Italy, France, Yugoslavia, and Germany will present the closure of a bygone lifestyle as societies have modernized and rebuilt in the wake of World War 2 and the dawning of the Cold War. Come visit the exhibit from September 25th until November 28th, open daily from 10am-6pm. To view the invitation

  • Austrian Research & Innovation Talk 2014

    The next Austrian Research and Innovation Talk for US and Canada-based Austrian scientists and innovators will take place on October 11, 2014 in Boston, MA. The conference provides participants with an opportunity to learn about recent R&D policy developments in Austria, career and funding opportunities, and facilitate the establishment of research collaborations between North America and Austria. The conference will also provide a platform for discussion, interaction and an opportunity for networking. For a look at the full details, visit our event page here


  • Invitation to Austria's Scientist of the Year Lecture

    Environmental historian Verena Winiwarter received the Austrian Scientist of the Year Award for 2014 and became the first in her field to given this honor. Join us on October 27 as she discusses her research on the Danube River and how the mistakes of environmental history can be turned into lessons for a sustainable future.


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Come visit the Austrian Cultural Forum from Sept 25-Nov 28 to view RINA scientist Martin Karplus’s photo exhibit http://t.co/7R0C5LJHLV


The Office of Science and Technology Austria
ost events"Bridging research and innovation between Austria and North America" is the mission of the Office of Science and Technology Austria (OSTA) at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC.
Our core competences are:
  • Expanding and maintaining RINA- an interdisciplinary network of Austrian researchers, R&D managers, and S&T policy experts in North America
  • Consulting and providing information - mainly via the OSTA's online quarterly Bridges -  on Austrian and North American science, research, and innovation policy
  • Providing support and advice for initiation of new R&D cooperation between Austrian and North American institutions
OSTA is the strategic interface in the science, research, and innovation policy between Austria and North America. Established in 2001, OSTA is an inter-ministerial initiative of the Austrian federal ministries BMEIA, BMWFW and BMVIT.