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LifetecZONe
LifetecZONe

Netherlands: North Brabant
Ria Hein
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Overview

About us

Lifeteczone is a network of Lifesciences and Medical Technology SME's in the South of the Netherlands. Lifeteczone is an association for an through SME's. We want to achieve business growth and speeding up innovation processes of SME's. Lifeteczone is a portal/helpdesk, to help SME's find their way in the region in all public and private services available. To realize this, Lifeteczone has an informative website and organises 6 networking meetings a year. Lifeteczone is a very small organisation itself. There is 1 person hired to execute the services. This person is paid for by the members. Luckily we have an active board, with boardmembers who do a lot of extra work, besides their own activities. And the initiator and founder of LifetecZONe: BOM, Brabant Development Agency, is chair of the board and put 20% time of the program manager Lifetec in LifetecZONe, to keep things running and speeding up processes.

Established - 10 January 2005
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 94
    Cluster Members
  • 83
    SME's
  • 10
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 3
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Number of civil society members
  • 8
    Other Ecosystem Actors

LifetecZone realized matches between companies, to improve their businesses and their TRL levels. LifetecZONe connects specific EEN questions with SME's expertise in the region. LifetecZONe collaborates with other clusters in the Euregion via Biomedica. LifetecZONe uses the assets in the region: Universities, Pivot Park, High Tech Campus, Brightlands, and optimizes knowledge-valorisation transfer. 

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
Dutch English
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Annemarie Schrauwen
Cluster Manager
Hein Ria
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development - Human health and social work activities:Q86 Human health activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations:C2110 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations:C2120 Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations - Scientific research and development:M7211 Research and experimental development on biotechnology
Cross-sectoral industries
Medical Devices
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Ecosystems:Health
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Medical or veterinary science; hygiene - G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing) - KETs:Advanced materials - Public health & security:Public health & well-being

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Other (please specify)

Further information

The services provided are depended on the needs of our SME's. 50% of the members belong to Medical Technology in the region, and 50% belongs to Lifesciences. Both sectors work in a different way, but they have the same target groups. So we try to adapt and adjust according to the trends and developments in the sector. The main thing is that we want to improve our businesses in the region. Matchmaking is a large part of the work: helping companies to find the right collaboration partners in the region. Via BOM/Brabant Development the international perspective is added. Lifeteczone is activitly involved in Biomedica: the collaboration in the Euregion with Medlife (Aachen, Germany), Happy Aging (Hasselt-Diepenbeek, Belgium) and Interface/Biowin Liege (Belgium, Walloon)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
China
Israel
Japan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Finland
France
Germany
Spain

Transnational support activites

- none -

International support activites

- none -

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH

Germany

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
Cebr
Biomedica

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Document Published: 07.11.2019
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