As head of the priority program called Life Science Austria (LISA) at the Austrian federal promotional bank, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws), Johannes Sarx is in charge of strategic planning and the implementation of measures that help put business start-up ideas into practice and strengthen Austria as a centre for life sciences. In his role as an investment manager, he provides support for the development and financing of innovative Austrian life science start-ups. Moreover, Johannes Sarx is a member of the supervisory board of the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB). Since 2010, he has also been representing the aws as managing director of the Viennese life sciences platform, LISAvienna. Prior to this, Johannes Sarx worked for several years as a senior consultant at Alcimed, strategy consultants specialising in life science and pharmaceuticals. After completing his studies in molecular biology at the TU Dresden, he obtained an MBA with a focus on financing and entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona.
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