HTS - together through times of crisis!


The current Covid-19 situation leads to new challenges and related opportunities for Austrian companies. Especially in this time of crisis, it is important to move closer together and pull together. As the cluster, we would like to support you in coping with this difficult situation!

Dear members of the cluster! 

The styrian HTS-Cluster has emerged as THE connector of life sciences in Styria. Our regional and international network consisting of companies and research institutions forms an essential ressource to act in this extraordinary situation. Especially now, we want to exercise our exclusive roll and provide a platform to connect urgent requests with pending offers. 

The technical implementation takes place via our homepage and our social media channels:

LinkedIn HTS-Homepage Facebook  

So that we can optimally support you in times of crisis, please inform US about:  

  • Current STATUS on the employment situation / production performance of your company (personnel, liquidity, value chains, ..) 

  • Your current NEED for service, product, service or SUPPORT or where can the cluster best support you

  • Your OFFER or DEMAND for products / services in the event of current supply shortages   

  • Essential INFORMATION that you would like to share / offer with other companies 

  • Do you want to make a research contribution to Covid-19 and are looking for partners for joint projects (e.g. Emergency Call from FFG) 

We would like: 

  • to use our network and contacts to provide you with optimal support 

  • to share your knowledge and experience 

  • to organize / offer relevant information / strategy / crisis Workshops 

  • to enable appropriate networking with cooperation and research partners / customers / users   

  • to present success stories and increase awareness

You can find a detailed overview of our services online at:

  • All networking activities and support for industry-specific inquiries as well as industry-related communication and PR activities take place as usual


  • The planned international delegation trips and company visits have been postponed for another time, not canceled 

  • The opportunity to present yourself at selected international trade fairs and conferences at special HTS conditions will arise in the coming year or at a later date, depending on the organizer.


We are looking forward to your feedback!

Your HTS team

Johann Harer (CEO)

Yvonne Müller (CEO Assistant, Office Management, Quality Management)

Julia Pirkenau (Marketing & PR)

Lejla Pock (Finance and Controlling)

Sigrid Puntigam (project assistant)

Pascal Mülner (Business Development ICT & Digitization)

Lorenz Neuhäuser-Happe (Business Development MedTech)

Michael Pichler (Business Development Active and Healthy Aging, Qualification, Funding)

Katharina Weinzerl (Business Development Pharma & BioTech)

Regina Werkl (Project Management Enabling Digital Innovation)

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