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Technopol Krems

Arial picture Technopol Krems (c) Thule Jug
In the laboratory (c) Digruber
Laboratory of Fresenius (c) Digruber


International Center for health technology

Technology focus: apheresis, inflammation, regenerative medicine, water & health 

The cornerstones of Technopol Krems are formed by the Danube University Krems, the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the BTZ - Biotechnology Center Krems, and the regional innovation center RIZ Nord. With focus on biomedicine, pharmaceuticals and health sciences, this Technopol has earned a reputation for exploring new avenues in these disciplines. The expansion of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences has provided increased momentum. This Technopol is especially attractive to research-intensive firms and institutes in medical biotechnology, thanks in part to the Technopol's purpose-built facilities, including clean room labs (with over 1,000 m² or 10,760 sq. ft of GMP-compliant space), as well as its wide range of facility management services in regard to production, certification, and implementation of R&D results in the biotech sector.

Technopol Krems encompasses two separate sites:

  • Campus Krems (Karl Dorrekstrasse):
    Danube University Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the start-up consultancy accent, the Danube Private University and the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
  • TFZ - Technology and Research Center Krems (Magnesitstrasse) - consisting of Biotechnology Center Krems (BTZ) and Regional Innovation Center North (RIZ North)):
    High-tech companies are carrying out cutting-edge research and development into innovative new products and therapies in the health and life sciences, medical technology and tissue banks. GMP-compliant laboratories for the production of biotech products are available here; in previous years 2,500 m² (26,909 sq. feet) of ultramodern lab space (of which 700 m² conform to the most stringent clean room standards) has been used for work on medical and cellular biological processes.

The ongoing development of this location as a hotbed for the life sciences is being jointly promoted with the city of Krems. Ample space and newly developed building plots have been made available: in total, around 84,000 m² (just over 904,000 sq. feet) building land was available, of which approx. 50% has already been developed.

Entrepreneurs receive assistance on site from the RIZ start-up service, while university graduates may seek assistance at accent, the Lower Austrian start-up service for graduates.

At present, more than 163 researchers and scientists work at the Technopol. Krems has become a leading hub of higher education, with approx. 12,000 students enrolled in one of the universities such as IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Danube University Krems, or the two private universities located here. R&D institutes and high-tech companies located at the Technopol have their pick of talented personnel thanks to the pool of highly-qualified graduates in the health and life sciences available here.

Technopols are centers of technology and business which are purposefully established in direct proximity to recognized educational and research facilities. The Lower Austria Technopol Program is pioneering in the on-site bundling of education, research and business at its available business locations, where research of international caliber is carried out and new economic momentum originates.

On-site Technopol managers support and connect when it comes to training and continuing education, research & development, and high-tech industries. They are the first point of contact for inquiries and assistance.

Research: more on health technology research focus at Krems

Education: more information about education & training institutes in Krems, including IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Danube University Krems, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Danube Private University

Business: well-known biotech companies located at Technopol Krems such as Fresenius Medical Care Adsorber Tec, Arthro Kinetics, Cells+Tissuebank Austria, Lacerta Technologies, medizinkraft solutions, the Research Institute for Applied Bioanalytics and Drug Development and the bio-pharmaceutical company Baxalta.

Fact Box Krems (as of 06/2015)

High-tech jobs in tech fields
 - of these, number in research

High-tech firms on site
Number of students at U of Applied Sciences
Number of students at Danube University Krems
Number of students at Danube Private University
Number of students at Karl Landsteiner Universtiy of Health Sciences
University departments/institutes working in tech fields

Research centers 
 - Danube University Krems
 - IMC Krems

 - Christian Doppler Laboratory for Innovative Therapeutical Approaches in Sepsis
 - Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
 - Danube Private University

 - Research Institute for Applied Bioanalytics and Drug Development
 - Center for tissue banks




Infrastructure (TFZ Krems buildings)
 - Available area for rent in m²
 - Number of expansion phases
 - BTZ:
 - RIZ Nord:



Location profile Technopol Krems


sites/default/files/pkw2.jpg How to get to the RIZ Nord in Krems by car: (pdf)
Located near the S5, B37 and B35
Danube Port Krems in immediate vicinity

When using public transportation: map (pdf)
VOR (Eastern Region Transportation Network): VOR timetable
ÖBB: www.oebb.at; connecting city rail with link to ÖBB network
Post Bus network: www.postbus.at (routes 3, 1403 and 1411 from Krems train station) 

For further information, or to make an appointment,
please contact us at:

Biotechnologiezentrum Krems
Magnesitstraße 1, 3500 Krems, Austria
Tel.: +43 2732 87470-601, Fax: 70




  Dr. Verena Ossmann
  Technopol Manager Krems
  Tel.: +43 273287470-230




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