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Cluster Excellence in Life sciences – Internationalisation of SMEs
CELIS

Annalisa Zuccotti
Project Coordinator & Communication Lead

Overview

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Summary and objectives

CELIS sets following specific objectives regarding cluster activities in the four above-mentioned emerging health technology fields: 1. Advance the cluster strategies of the four partners to world class by enhancing mutual collaboration and learning and involving regional and national authorities 2. Training and coaching of partnership cluster managers, through experiential learning, reflection, and analytical and critical review to derive best practices on both operational and strategic prospective 3. Enhancing cluster managers’ skills and services to support SMEs internationalisation and cross-tech collaboration in the four emerging technologies through concrete events and activities for SME’s, and by preparing and disseminating four emerging technology ‘white papers’ 4. Strengthening cooperation, establish new private-public-partnerships and maximizing use of complementarities among clusters members, through the joint development and implementation of an ambitious supporting cycle for SMEs and exchanges (ClusterXchange) 5. Strengthening ties between the partnership clusters and other emerging ecosystems in Europe and internationally, in order to scale-up the four emerging technologies and to support sustainable interregional and international partnering by involving these ecosystems into the concrete project events/activities 6. Increasing European and international outreach of partnership clusters, supporting organisations and individual members and enhancing cluster SMEs competitiveness and growth through joint market analysis and training on internationalisation 7. Expand Health Axis Europe (HAE), strengthen the HAE brand and carry out the EIT Health goals by implementing the previous objectives

Results expected

CELIS clusters set up a series of actions to exploit the SME innovation engine in these crucial fields, translate ideas into applications and reduce time to market. The project will offer SMEs access to emerging markets, leverage partnerships with companies, university hospitals and researchers from different sectors and regions and increase visibility for the innovation potential of participating SMEs at European level. Simultaneously, the project will prepare, train and coach cluster staff of the partners to confront these challenges. Cross-cluster learning aiming at excellence and joint capacity building via mutual learning and learning-by-doing (experiential) approaches will be applied (see more details in B1.3). Partners will further activate regional or national authorities and actors (see 16 Letters of Support), broadening the lasting impact of the project.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development - Human health and social work activities:Q86 Human health activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Health

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 16.03.2021
3rd Life-on-Chip event sparking cross-fertilisation in Europe
Document Published: 08.06.2020
CELIS-Memo
News Published: 08.06.2020
‘CELIS – Cluster Excellence in Life Sciences’ provides financial support for international exchanges

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