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Universal communication for university.

The University of Vienna seeks more international attention and found PR&D. Now, we inform international (social) media whats happening at Austria’s largest university: from archaeology to Z-bosons.



Three Austrian Universities asked our coaches to empower their staff and PhD-students with skills in Science Marketing, Optimizing Grant Proposals and Better Writing. Now The Vienna University of Economics and Business, the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems learn and benefit from PR&D’s experiences.


From theory to praxis

After our successful coaching (see above) the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems pushes ahead with Science Marketing – and we are excited to be on board with our experience and media contacts.


Human intelligence for AI

IBLab GmbH,  specialised in AI based bone disease diagnostics, asked PR&D to aid their international market entry with competence, contacts & communication. Indeed a bon(e)us task we enjoy.


Natural PR.

Both, the  Nationalparks Austria as well as the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern trust PR&D’s travel experience. At least when they concern inviting & informing national & international journalists, influencer & blogger.


PR for 55.000 students across Europe.

For the next three years PR&D will communicate for E³UDRES², the European University Alliance that comprises 55.700 students, 7.300 staff and 43 faculties from six countries.


PR&D can do it. And Vienna anyway.

“Wien kann’s !” (Vienna can do it) is a new online science communication activity. For Vienna. With Vienna. In Vienna. Have a look: (German only. Until 03/21 work in progress)


Diagnosis: Successful market entry with PR&D

For the marketing activities along their global market launch of oncological diagnosis products Oncolab Diagnostics GmbH trusts PR&D. And we trust their products.


PhD in PR

The PhD School DIBT  (Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation) of the WU Vienna checked & approved PR&D: in the next few years we will coach the PhD students in science communication.


Pulse 75/15

For the 75th time in its 15th year the Austrian Science Fund FWF and PR&D welcome their loyal audience at Am Puls, the well received science communication format. On stage or as live stream, Am Puls never ceases to entertain & inform.


PR&D prints printer

PR&D makes sure that innovations of high-resolution 3D-printing expert, UpNano GmbH, will appear in print as well as in digital media worldwide.


Communication experts communicate – again – with PR&D

This year again Austria’s leading university of applied sciences for management and communication, FHWien der WKW, asks PR&D for professional support: institute openings and international congresses shall benefit from our media expertise.


PR&D renews PR-Ressources

The Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resources at the BOKU Vienna offers PR&D-Coachings about Science Marketing, Funding Optimization and Media Relations as part of their PhD-School.


Better climate with PR&D

The Krajete GmbH, an Austrian innovation leader for the energy sector, puts more power in it´s B2B-PR with PR&D.


No rejection – immunologists fall for PR&D

The Immunological Day Clinic (Immunologische Tagesklinik) fortifies it’s public profile with daily doses of PR&D.


Our second Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (LBI)

Now the LBI for Health Technology Assessment as well. No. 2 of the LBIs that honours us with their trust.


A share of Science-PR

We congratulate Marinomed to a successful IPO at the Viennese Stock Exchange. In the last eleven years Marinomed and PR&D jointly had a fair share of Science-PR experiences. So go and buy those shares.


Communication experts communicate with PR&D

Austria’s leading university of applied sciences for management and communication, FHWien der WKW, asks PR&D to communicate scientific results of the Competence Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics.


PR without superstition – 13 years  “Am Puls”

With the 63 event the Austrian Science Fund FWF and PR&D open the 13 year of this long running and successful science communication event.



Infected with a PR Virus

PR&D succeeds in infecting PhagoMed Biopharma GmbH with the PR Virus.


PR with energy

XuendR GmbH gets PR fit with PR&D as personal trainer.


Experimental Communication 

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology boosts it’s communication in social and traditional media with PR&D’s experience and national & international network.


Healthy through science

The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences starts professional communication of achievements in R&D with PR&D.


PR with brain

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Kepler University Hospital Linz, Austria trusts the brains of the PR&D-Team in all matters Science-PR.


Research needs (natural) resources

Protected areas are a goldmine for scientists. This is the message the Nationalparks Austria asked PR&D to spread worldwide on the occasion of a science symposium.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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


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).


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.