Agency - History

2017

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) selects PR&D

 After a nationwide tender the FWF selects PR&D for the successful continuation of the event series AM PULS.

 

Story hunting in the Alps

PR&D climbs new heights. For the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. For the eights time the agency has been selected to organise a tour for international journalists.

2016

Belval.One – Luxembourg’s Research & Innovation Campus commissions PR&D

Luxembourg’s central campus for research & innovation, Belval.One, commissions PR&D with the development of an international communication strategy.

Equipment BOKU Vienna Institut of Biotechnology GMBH

The central coordinator at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna for renting out scientific equipment entrusts PR&D with their marketing activities.

AM PULS celebrates No. 50

AM PULS – the joint event by the Austrian science Fund FWF and PR&D – takes place for the 50st time. During the last nine years thousands of participants enjoyed this forum for science communication.

2015

AM PULS x 450

AM PULS moves to a new location. The Theater Akzent now accommodates three times as many people as the previous location. Already at the first AM PULS (No. 43) the venue was completely packed with 450 people attending.

10 Years of Trust

The International Balzan Foundation continues working together with us. We are honored with 10 years of trust.

2014
2013
2012
2011

25 x Am Puls

Anniversary: The 25th Am Puls event. This event series, which is organised together with the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), has become firmly established in the science PR sector.

2010

PR in a New Environment

The agency moves into a new 100 sq-m office. Research & Education is now communicated in a highly modernised building. The House of Research and the Vienna General Hospital, both located nearby, serve as additional inspiration.

2009

INiTS: Supporting Start-Ups

Focus on founders: The university business incubator INiTS embarks on a successful long-term (and still ongoing) partnership for research marketing with PR&D.

BIG FIVEhundred

A Fortune 500 company chooses PR&D for scientifically-sound communication.

2008

Doppler Effect

The new logo as well as the entire corporate design of the Christian Doppler Research Association is created by PR&D.

Key Role

Managing Partner Dr Till C. Jelitto delivers keynote speech on scientific communication at the international conference SciCom08.

Expansion of PR Services For Universities of Applied Sciences

The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is the first institution of its kind in Austria to implement a comprehensive concept for research communication – together with PR&D.

2007

PR For Education Introduced

“Education”, an in-house centre of competence, is established.

Am Puls

Start of the (still ongoing) event series “Am Puls” together with the cooperation partner FWF. Since then, thousands of citizens have been learning about how basic research benefits society.

PR For Animals

The Vienna University of Veterinary Medicine invites Managing Partner Dr Till C Jelitto to give lectures on research marketing.

2006

Mentoring

Concept designed for a programme that mentors women in science.

PR Lecturer

Managing Partner Dr Till C. Jelitto appointed as lecturer for research marketing at the University of Vienna.

2005

Innovative Austria

The “Innovative Austria” initiative entrusts PR&D with one of its biggest PR campaigns.

Italy & Switzerland

The International Balzan Foundation (Switzerland & Italy) requests PR&D’s assistance with scientific communication in German-speaking countries in order to create increased awareness regarding science prizes totalling more than 3 million Swiss Francs.

Start of PR For Universities of Applied Sciences

Start of PR services for degree courses at universities of applied sciences.

2004

Cluster Marketing

PR&D relocates to the Campus Vienna Biocenter, Austria’s largest research cluster. Companies, universities, universities of applied sciences and institutes look to PR&D for location marketing.

2003

Scientific Communication

Austria’s largest funding body for basic research, the Austrian Science Fund FWF, chooses PR&D, marking the start of a partnership for scientific communication that remains successful to this day.

EuropaBio

EuropaBio, Europe’s largest biotech trade show, places its trust in PR&D.

2002

We Have Arrived

Start-up phase successfully completed.
Leading PR agency in the Austrian life sciences sector.

Austrian Biotech Industry

Dr Till C Jelitto elected Chairman of the PR Committee of the Austrian Biotech Industry (ABI).

2000

Here We Go!

Founded as a subsidiary of The Skills Group, one of Austria’s top 10 PR agencies. Founders: Dr Till C. Jelitto & The Skills Group.