Peter Halwachs heads the life sciences team within the technology services unit at the Vienna Business Agency and represents the Vienna Business Agency as Managing Director at LISAvienna. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of LISAvienna, together with Johannes Sarx from the Austrian funding bank austria wirtschaftsservice (aws). He successfully founded a technology company in 2003, for which he acted as Director in subsequent years. He previously worked as a researcher at the CTR competence center, in the field of intelligent sensory technology. He can also look back on many years working in embedded software development. Peter Halwachs is a graduate of the Vienna University of Technology in the area of automation and control technology, and has completed training in patent & license management at the MCI in Innsbruck.