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Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster
Distretto Toscano Scienze della Vita / DTSV

Italy: Tuscany
Francesco Mazzini
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Overview

About us

Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster (TLSC) mission is to create, maintain and keep growing a productive environment in terms of innovation and business opportunities for all the players of the regional life sciences sector. That purpose is accomplished supporting technology transfer, exploitation of research results, IPR management, creation and development of innovative start-ups, access to regional infrastructure, facilities and expertises, organization of matchmaking and brokerage events, workshops and educational events, both at regional, national and international level. The Cluster interacts with the regional institutions providing support in the development of the policies and the funding schemes to better match the needs of the sector. The same support activity is carried out at national level through the membership of the National Life Science Cluster. TLSC is actively participating to several national and international initiatives aimed to exchange experiences and best practices between operators involved in innovation policy making, such as European regional institutions and clusters

Established - 13 June 2011
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 347
    Cluster Members
  • 173
    SME's
  • 30
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 17
    Large Companies
  • 7
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 150
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Creation and development of a community of around 330 regional players in life sciences (companies, research centers, innovation centers, institutions, industrial associations), 200 of which are affiliated members of the Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster

Co-founder (in 2014) and contributing supporter of Meet in Italy for Life Sciences, annual B2B reference international event in Italy for the life science sector (last edition 29 countries, 400 registered participants), now involving all the major life science organisations in Italy (last edition 16 main organisers)

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English Italian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Francesco Mazzini - Cluster manager DTSV
Francesco Mazzini
Cluster Manager
Francesco Senatore
Internationalisation Responsible

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)
Cross-sectoral industries
Biopharmaceuticals
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Ecosystems:Health
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Medical or veterinary science; hygiene
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing) - Public health & security:Public health & well-being - Public health & security:Public safety & pandemics

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020

Name & description

Regional Cluster Programme Tuscany Region: Creation and development of a life science cluster - EFSR 2007-2013 and 2014-2020

Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy and Foresight for Life Sciences - Tuscany Region: Support in the definition of the regional life science RIS3 2013-2014

National life sciences cluster ALISEI - Ministry of University and Research

Project name

  • OMVAC (2014-2019) - Advanced ERC grant: Outer Membrane Vesicles (OMVs) from “Vaccinobacter”: A Synthetic Biology approach for effective vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer
  • Nerri (2013-2016) - CSA: Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation
  • AI4Diag (2018-2020) - COSME: Strategic Cluster Partnership for increased competitiveness of European Medical Diagnostics SMEs thanks to Artificial Intelligence
  • REGIONS4PERMED (2018-2022) - CSA: Interregional coordination for a fast and deep uptake of personalised health (coordinator)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Spain

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 09.06.2020
Meet in Italy for Life Sciences StartUp Bootcamp