The challenge of a shortage of skilled workers


With our "Talents & Experts" initiative, we support our member companies in times of a shortage of skilled workers in human resources. 

The aim of the initiative is to inspire more talents and experts for a career in the life sciences industry.

We are pursuing a multidimensional approach that includes awareness measures in all age groups as well as active know-how transfer for HR managers.


Online platform for internships in the life sciences sector

We present the wide range of internships available in companies in the cluster in order to support the search and finding of internships and interns for both sides.

Students and schoolchildren with an interest in life science careers on the one hand, HR managers and managing directors of Styrian companies (of all company sizes and sectors) on the other.

We bundle and communicate the cluster companies' internship offers for schoolchildren and students in order to promote the networking of young talents with future employers, to increase the awareness of career fields in the life sciences sector and ultimately to counteract the shortage of skilled workers in the long term.


Cross-cluster format for regular exchange between HR professionals on top issues along the Employee Life Circle

This innovative event format serves to network and transfer know-how between HR managers.

The aim of the events as part of the HR Circle is to actively develop expertise along the most important HR topics and trends.

HR managers and managing directors of Styrian companies (all company sizes and sectors)

HR managers can share their knowledge and experience, receive valuable input and benefit from the exchange of knowledge. In addition, they expand their network and get to know new companies from the region across all sectors. And this at often surprising locations!

Topics of the highest current relevance are addressed along the Employee Life Circle.

We start in Q4 with the topic of employer branding and employer attractiveness and continue the series of events in cooperation with Club International with the topics of international recruiting and onboarding (Q1/24).


Styrian life science model companies open their doors and give young people an insight into exciting job descriptions and career opportunities.

Our initiative counteracts the lack of or lack of contact between schools and companies - we rely on coordinated matchmaking.

Styrian companies in the life sciences branch are given the opportunity to present the diverse areas of activity and career opportunities in their company to schoolchildren.
Children and young people from all Styrian schools get a broader perspective and a good basis for their successful career decision.

Target groups are, on the one hand, companies from the Styrian human technology cluster and, on the other hand, pupils from Styrian schools.

With the Science Garden, we were able to gain a strong partner at our side for this project. The Science Garden is a platform that is unique in Austria, which bundles school offers as well as leisure activities related to science and technology throughout Styria and invites you to get involved.


Club International (CINT) enables a structured entry for expats and their relatives.

CINT supports the expats in all matters - starting with residence permits and finding an apartment to changing your driver's license. The most important tool? Information & personal support! 

The right contacts and the right know-how ensure a good start in Styria and ensure a secure feeling. And not just when you move here, but in the long term and sustainably - which ultimately also benefits employers, of course. By using the synergies and the mutual exchange, our cooperation offers a clear added value for interested companies and organizations.

Club International regularly organizes events for the expats. These range from networking events to information sessions in English. 


Business plan competition "Start!Up-School Life Sciences" for all 4th graders of the Styrian HTLs

The aim of the project is to use the innovation potential of the Styrian HTLs and to demonstrate self-employment as a career option in the life sciences.

Young people discover the life sciences as an exciting job environment, are encouraged to think independently and creatively and practice presenting their ideas in front of an audience - the perfect introduction to entrepreneurship!

The presentation and award ceremony take place once a year, most recently at the end of June 2023.

Read the follow-up report on the 2023 award ceremony here.


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Michael Pichler, HTS
Mag. Michael Pichler
Business Development: Health & Sustainability, Qualification