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GEN.ERA

Jouvenceau
Deputy Director

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Summary and objectives

GEN.ERA is a project where five EU life Sciences clusters and agency partners join and share their international competences and know-how to improve the scale-up of European companies (Start-ups and SMEs) involved in the genomics value chain apply to healthcare, by a facilitated and successful collective access to a targeted global market. GEN.ERA is a genomic-related project. Knowledge of individuals’ genetic make-up can help understand their predisposition toward certain genetic diseases, inform the best course of treatment and contribute to precision medicine, gene therapies and so on. These advanced applications of genomics have only recently become a possibility due to the exponential decline in the cost of genome sequencing, large scale public sector and pharmaceutical investment. Today, genomics promises to change the way healthcare is delivered and patient lives and life expectancy improved. So, the objectives of our partnership are as follow:

  • Objective 1, create a shared vision centered around the genomics value chain, capitalized on our specialization and strengths: We aim at determining the current state of the genomics value chain on a European level followed with the implementation of a global strategy capable of meeting the expectations of the economic actors in the sector. We will focus on the innovative potential, the risks and the aspects that can generate value collectively, determine sectoral synergies and overcome sectoral boundaries.
  • Objective 2, identify the most promising international markets for our SMEs: We will identify market with real and clear opportunities in terms of market access, investors, and collaborations of common interest for the partnership as a whole. To this aim, we will conduct a market-study on 8 zones of potential interest: Japan, China, Taiwan, Southern-Korea, India, Australia, Singapore, USA to select at the end only 2-3 markets to focus on.

  • Objective 3, prepare SMEs to competition, giving the keys to success: Implement a concrete and step-by-step action to trigger and support SMEs internationalization and access to markets beyond Europe. Going international is a real entrepreneurial challenge that requires prior training, followed by a progressive and coherent development strategy, combined with the creation of a reliable network of stakeholders on which SMEs can rely. We want to support our SMEs by giving them all the keys to success and prepare them to confront global markets.

Results expected

GEN.ERA will address primarily small and medium sized enterprises operating within the clusters, to open opportunities by accessing global markets. For small medium enterprises offering niche technologies for specific industrial sectors or value chains, internationalization is the most efficient strategy to achieve high growth.

Therefore we aim to stimulate the ecosystem as a whole, and will impact positively partners that can be integrated in our value chain such as academic, investors, industrial and health stakeholders. SMEs  will benefit from specialized support services to facilitate access to foreign markets: Training program, through webinars about targeted countries, prior access to relevant business information gained during the market analysis, networking with foreign potential partners during partnering days. Our approach aims at structuring a collaboration to share experiences among project partners to enable cross-fertilization. These services will enable SMEs to identify partners from the other clusters involved in the partnership to offer vast opportunities for co-creation and innovative products and services in the aim to formalize a new value-chain with an inclusive approach.

GEN.ERA seeks to expand and develop the relationships established with international Clusters, business networks, agencies, entities and other organisations that can support the implementation of our Internationalisation strategy, to support GEN.ERA's SMEs in entering targeted third markets and developing internationally. Our partnership will look to refine the internationalization strategy and its implementation roadmap, to generate new business collaborations between European SMEs and selected market players.

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Sectoral industries
Administrative and support service activities:N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Cross-sectoral industries
Biopharmaceuticals
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Health

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France

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 16.03.2021
Growing interest in GEN.ERA Genomic Value Chain: New associated partner on board !