EU Initiative Promoting SME Internationalisation Through Clusters
The European project “bioXclusters – EU Initiative Promoting SME Internationalisation Through Clusters” has started in January 2012 and it will finish in January 2014.
The project is funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry under the call “Promotion and development of world-class clusters in Europe”, and financed under the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)”.
This initiative, that will last 24 months, aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Life Sciences European SMEs and their international development, by cooperating and sharing resources among the four participating life sciences clusters.
- Kick-off meeting, 1-2 March 2012, Lyon (France)
Workshop “Brasilian market: opportunities for European actors”, held by Dr. Eduardo Emrich Soares, 13 April 2012, Bioindustry Park
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- “Biotechnologies and Medtech mission to Brazil”, 10-14 September 2012
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- Workshop “Chinese health market: opportunities for European players”, held by Dr. Gao Rong Hui, 31 January 2013, Bioindustry Park
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Lyonbiopole, a French healthcare cluster fostering innovation in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, a vibrant territory in the heart of Europe. It is the cluster which coordinates bioXclusters plus. Lyonbiopole is the gateway to healthcare innovation in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region. The cluster supports ambitious projects and companies in the health sector (including infectious diseases, cancer, nutrition, metabolic diseases). Its aim is to support innovative technologies, products and services for a more personalised medicine to the patient’s benefit.
Biocat coordinates and promotes the healthcare and life sciences sector in Catalonia. Its mission is to dynamise and support the public and private stakeholders that make up the BioRegion, Catalonia’s bioscience cluster, which encompasses companies, research groups and bodies, hospitals, universities, administrations and knowledge- and innovation-transfer support structures.
BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH is the coordinating agency of the Bavarian Biotech Cluster for all fields of biotechnology. In addition, BioM coordinates the Munich Biotech Cluster with a focus on pharmaceutical biotechnology and personalised medicine. On behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, it serves as the one-stop-shop for biotechnology companies and start-ups in the region as well as the first point of contact for international business partners.
bioPmed is the cluster for life sciences and human health for the Piedmont Region of Italy. Launched in 2009, bioPmed is now the result of the formal aggregation of about 70 players, ranging from large multinational corporations to hi-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs, and including universities and research foundations. They all work together and share a solid strategic plan to create innovation and development in the field of health.