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BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 18 June, 1997
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Other Label: 
European Gold Label for Cluster Excellence (2013); national Leading-Edge Cluster for Personalized Medicine (BMBF)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
CEBR Council of European BioRegions
Cluster Management Team: 
Prof. Horst
Cluster Manager
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Technology fields: 
Genetic Engineering
Gene Expression, Proteome Research
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
BioM inQlab
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy

Bavaria: the Place for the Medicine of the Future

Since 1997, BioM is the non-profit networking organisation for biotechnology in Munich and Bavaria commissioned by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. The cluster management brings together Bavarian biotech SMEs, scientists, founders and start-ups, industry partners, investors and other relevant stakeholders, either national or international. The experienced team of BioM provides comprehensive support for SMEs, founders and start-ups in medical biotechnology. BioM offers specialised coaching, training, and mentoring services as well as networking events for the biotech sector in Bavaria. Its inQlab program constitutes a “virtual start-up incubator” for life science projects in the early stages of company formation. 400 biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies with 35,000 employees are present in Bavaria. The core competence of the region is the development of innovative therapeutics and diagnostics, in particular for personalized healthcare. BioM supports the Bavarian biotechnological and pharmaceutical sector with an extensive network for developing new business contacts. The cluster management offers central access and a broad range of information about the sector for prospective customers from home and abroad. We inform you about the active substance pipeline and the technology platforms of Bavarian life sciences companies. Owing to our close collaboration with the technology transfer organizations of the cluster and our support of future start-ups, BioM has a very good overview of the biomedical innovations developed in Bavarian research institutions and life sciences enterprises. Contact us if you are looking for new products, technologies, potential cooperation or licensing partners or exciting new investment opportunities.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Details of support services: 

Scouting Partnering BioM identifies innovations in Bavarian companies and research institutes and establishes contacts between potential partners.

Grant & Financing Advisory We support you in selecting the appropriate funding for research and development. We advise on financing opportunities.

Start-up Support Services BioM GmbH offers extensive and individual support to start-ups and young entrepreneurs in medical biotechnology. We support you in developing a viable business model and in setting up a plausible business plan. We help you identify the right financing and funding opportunities. In addition to our many years of experience, we provide you with a comprehensive network of industry representatives, investors and other relevant stakeholders. Together with our partners, we support you from your research idea till your successful start-up. You can find an overview of our service in our brochure BioM for BioEntrepreneurs (pdf).

International Affairs BioM supports Bavarian companies in international activities and is the main access port for incoming business partners to the Bavarian biotechnology industry.

Marketing Services for the biotech hot spot Munich/Bavaria concerning public relations and marketing.

Job Market The portal for life sciences specialists and managers in Bavaria - relevant, regional and well-known.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

BioM is an active member of CEBR (Council of European BioRegions; www.cebr.net).

BioM has been / is partner in several European initiatives and consortia, e.g. EIT Health (https://eithealth.eu/), bioXclusters (www.bioXclusters.eu)

BioM maintains event partnerships with European regions and actively participates in BIO-Europe and BIO-Europe Spring.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Atlanpole (France)
BioWin (Belgium)
Klaster LifeScience Krakow (Poland)
Lyonbiopole (France)
bioPmed (Italy)
Biocat (Spain)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
Success Story / Achievements: 

BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH - Achievements

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Bavarian Biotech News - Highlights