The campus of the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) covers an extensive area in the 9th Viennese District. The philosophy of MedUni Vienna, the largest medical research and educational establishment in Austria with around 7,500 students and over 4,000 employees, is built around the three pillars of research, teaching and patient care.
The heart of the campus is the Vienna General Hospital (AKH Vienna), which covers an area of around 240,000 m2. With 27 university hospitals and 3 clinical institutes, and more than 9,000 employees, AKH Vienna is one of the largest hospitals in Europe. Numerous medical institutions like St. Anna Children's Hospital, as well as numerous research institutions and companies, have settled in the immediate vicinity.
This close proximity on and around the campus to the Medical University of Vienna not only allows for an intensive exchange between the different institutions, but also initiates a very special potential for synergies and innovation, which benefits the patients most of all.
In June 2010, the Anna Spiegel Research Building was opened on the campus grounds. Covering an area of 8,000 m², it offers scientists at the Center of Translational Research, a department at the Medical University of Vienna, excellent conditions for their research. The new CeMM building was opened in March 2011 and is directly connected to the Anna Spiegel Building. The Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM), part of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, offers space for around 100 scientists and members of management, across an area of 3,400 m².
The dissemination of knowledge and new technologies to society is one of the fundamental tasks of a university. In the Technology Transfer Office at MedUni Vienna, all inventions and new technologies developed there are reviewed in terms of their patentability and utilization. The Technology Transfer Office is also the interface used to support promotional agencies, IPR experts and businesses.
The Austrian Knowledge Transfer Center East, which is coordinated by MedUni Vienna, was established in August 2014. The goal is to transfer scientific findings and inventions more efficiently into the economy, and therefore to make knowledge acquired at universities available to society in the form of new products and services. The "Knowledge Transfer Centers and Exploitation of IPR" program financed by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, was created as a part of the Austrian University Plan.