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Biotechnology and biomanufacturing can be part of the solution to address many societal and environmental challenges, such as climate mitigation and adaptation, access to and sustainable use of natural resources, food supply and security, and human health. They are key for the competitiveness and the modernisation of our economy due to their high growth potential and increased labour productivity. However, the sector is facing several challenges, including research and technology transfer to the market, regulatory complexity, access to finance, skills, public acceptance, or economic security. Therefore, the European Commission proposed a series of targeted actions to boost biotechnology and biomanufacturing in the EU. (Communication on Building the future with nature: Boosting biotechnology and biomanufacturing in the EU)

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, organized the EU Clusters Talk “Building the future with nature: Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing in the EU” on 29 May, 8:30 – 9:45 CET, to present the EU Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, hear about the challenges and action areas with cluster practitioners, and discuss how these promising technological areas can develop their full potential.

Speakers included: 

  • Carlos Gómez Muñoz, Policy Officer, Secretariat-General, European Commission
  • Felice Lopane, Cluster Manager, Lombardy Life Science Cluster
  • Gonzaga Ruiz de Gauna Gutiérrez, Managing Director, BIOVEGEN
  • Gorenka Bojadzija Savic, European Project Manager, Biotech Santé Bretagne
  • Wouter Piepers, CEO,

This event is part of regular online meetings brought to the cluster community by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. They offer up-to-date insights into the latest industrial policies and clusters’ involvement, projects, and best practices, the latest ECCP news, and funding opportunities. The EU Clusters Talks are a space to exchange knowledge and to discuss cluster-relevant topics, which will change with every meeting.


Please find here the slides of this EU Clusters Talk.

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