More Workspace for Life Sciences
Vienna - At the site of a former Viennese hospital vize-mayor Sepp Rieder inaugurated the new Vienna Competence Center (VCC) at the end of June. The objective of the center is in biotechnology, medical technology, biomedical sciences, and economy services. The available floor space is about 5,800 sq m and it is already completely booked up. The building was developed and built by PRISMA, Zentrum für Stadtentwicklung GmbH, in co-operation with the City of Vienna. The new building is the first in a larger total project. In future there will be a Life Science Campus at this site.
Over the past years a dynamic life sciences scene has developed in and around Vienna: Since 1998 there were 35 company set-ups. Today some of them have left the start-up-phase. At the end of 2003 there were 70 companies with 6,500 employees in and around Vienna.