This foundation was founded in order to support and acknowledge medical sciences for the welfare of mankind and by doing so, to contribute to the reputation of the Innsbruck Medical University. This shall be accomplished by granting a scientific award
The Ilse & Helmut Wachter-Foundation was founded 1994 by Dr. Ilse Wachter and em.O.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. DDr. h.c. Helmut Wachter (†).
for his pioneering work in stem cell - and cancer research