Research Centre on Vascular Ageing and Stroke

R&D Centre

VASCage is a new and unique R&D Centre on Vascular Ageing and Clinical Stroke Research.

Science meets industry

We combine the international expertise of top scientists and leading research companies.

Our vision

is to extend the healthy lifespan in the ageing community by promoting vascular health.

Our strengths

  • outstanding clinical and epidemiological expertise
  • the alliance with several large hospitals
  • broad access to patients
  • an own clinical trial platform

Our shareholders

  • Medical University of Innsbruck
  • University of Innsbruck


  • ambitious prevention programs
  • improving diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation
  • enabling better coping with the effects of stroke

News & Events

28 MARCH 2023
VASCage Moves on

After a successful evaluation of funding period 1, VASCage is excited to step into the next four years of clinical stroke research. To celebrate the achievements as well as the new opportunities we invite partners and friends as well as stakeholders from business, health, science and politics to our end-of-funding period 1 / kick-off funding period 2 meeting VASCage Moves On.

We will look back at our previous results, highlights and successes that we achieved together with our widespread network of international partners. And we will present our ambitious goals and strategies as well as inspiring new projects and discuss them with our guests.

Further 18 million euros for research on vascular ageing and stroke

The VASCage research centre in Innsbruck has received research funding for another four years. An international jury has analysed the past successes and future plans and unanimously recommended further funding. The quality of the research projects was rated as outstanding.

Link to press release (in German)
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VASCage is funded within the COMET programme by the Federal Ministries