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RIS3CAT communities bid
The Government of Catalonia is launching the RIS3CAT Communities, a pioneering strategy in Europe that aims to transform the business fabric in Catalonia through 2020. The initiative is the practical application of the RIS3CAT Smart Specialization Strategy, passed by the Catalan government last year in response to the directives established by the European Union in the Europe 2020 Strategy.
In this context, Biocat is coordinating and dynamizing the creation of a future RIS3CAT community in Innovation and Health, to address the main health-related challenges today.
bioXclusters+ is a continuation of bioXclusters, first initiative funded by the EC from 2012 to 2014. The initiative gathers4 cluster partners: Biocat (Catalonia), BioM (Bavaria), bioPmed/Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero (Piemonte) and Lyonbiopole (Rhône-Alpes, project leader), aiming to reinforce and promote international competitiveness of their SMEs on strategic global markets.
EIT Health 2015-2020
The European EIT Health project is a consortium with nodes in Barcelona, Paris (France), London (United Kingdom), Rotterdam (Benelux), Stockholm (Sweden/Denmark) and Heidelberg (Germany). It is comprised of more than 50 core partners and 90 associated partners from 14 countries in the European Union, all of which are committed to innovation in health and its impact on improving quality of life. Biocat, which has been working to promote this initiative since 2009, is an associate member of EIT Health and has participated actively in drafting and coordinating the proposal for the Spanish node.
BILAT USA 2.0 2012-2015
Bilat USA 2.0 is a project under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program (7FP) that promotes cooperation in science, technology and innovation between Europe and the United States. In addition to Catalonia, eight other European countries and four prestigious American bodies are participating.
Transbio SUDOE 2013-2015
Transbio SUDOE is the continuation of the Interbio project, aimed at uniting research centers, technology platforms, universities and companies in eight regions in Spain, France and Portugal in a multidisciplinary network to more effectively transform the results of biotechnology research into economic results.
bioXclusters was a project carried out with support from the European Union that aimed to boost and promote the international competitiveness of biotechnology SMEs in three strategic markets: the United States, China and Brazil.
ETTBio was an Interreg IVC international cooperation program geared towards identifying, exchanging and sharing best practices for technology transfer in biotechnology with the final goal of improving regional policies in this area. It has ten partners from seven European regions.
HealthTIES was a consortium made up of four European regions that aimed to promote innovation in medical technology and bridge the gap between research in this area and patient needs.
Interbio was an interregional cooperation program that aimed to foster transnational cooperation, technology transfer and innovation in the fields of biotechnology and the life sciences in southwestern Europe.
Bio-CT aimed to valorize projects and create biotechnology companies. Participants included bodies from Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom and Catalonia.