Innovation and financing
"It's important to know what the next step is. The international venture capital scene is currently focusing heavily on emerging technologies and the fields of artificial intelligence, block chain, synthetic biology and quantum computing." In order to bring this relevance closer to the audience, the long-standing business angel and venture capitalist will focus on these technologies in his presentation. "Venture capital is the only way to finance companies in this sector. Venture capital therefore has a key function in fast-growing sectors of the economy. Austria still has to catch up here." In addition, Hermann Hauser will highlight the differences in the field of innovation compared to the USA and China and will give insights into his work in the EU Commission's High Level Group of Innovators. In addition to insights into his technology investments, he names three elementary criteria for his investment in new companies. In addition to the size and growth rate of the market, he assesses the quality of the team from which a star should always emerge and defends the technology through patents and know-how.