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TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Peter Schintlmeister

Peter Schintlmeister
Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria - Senior Technology Officer Life Sciences

Peter Schintlmeister completed his studies at the Technical University of Graz as a Chemical Engineer with emphasis on Industrial Biotechnology. After positions in industry and non-profit-organisations he joined the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (now the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy) in 2002, where he since is in charge of the area of Life Sciences and Biotechnology.

His main duty lies in improving policy framework conditions for start-ups and spin-offs in Life Sciences through – financial and non-financial – governmental support measures and in strategically fostering cooperation between academia and industry through measures of technology policy

Amongst his other duties he represents the ministry in various groups and networks on national and international level. Peter Schintlmeister currently holds chairmanships the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-Based Products, the OECD’s Task Force of Industrial Biotechnology and serves as vice-chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Biotechnology. He also is a member of the European Commission’s Bioeconomy Panel. Previous chairmanships include the ERA-NET EURO-TRANSBIO from 2007 to 2013 and the European Commission’s Advisory Group for the Lead Market Initiative for Bio-Based Products from 2008 to 2012. At national level he was presidentially appointed technical member of Austria’s Supreme Patent and Trademark Chamber from 2009 to 2014.

In 2013 Peter Schintlmeister was temporarily attached to the Austrian Embassy in Beijing, China, where he served as deputy head of the Science and Technology Section.