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A Strategic Approach to Internationalisation: Supporting the SMEs in Genomics - GEN.ERA Project Final Event

The event organised by GEN.ERA partners 

will focus on:

- A “deep dive” on the project implementation by the project partners

- The perspective of the SMEs who benefitted from the Project initiatives (impacts on their business and the way they approach internationalization)

- Lessons learnt on how to plug into the new market opportunities and why it is

strategic the integration of SMEs activities into global value chains

- The presentation of the joint internationalization roadmap elaborated during the

project implementation

- The discussion about the key role played by the European Cluster Collaboration

Platform (ECCP) as a driver for stimulating the increase of competitiveness within

European small and medium enterprises.

Here is the link for the registration:

14 June

SPARK Demo (Moderator: Sven)



Opening words

Sven Parkel (Tartu BT Park) and Alexis Biton (Genopole)



Introduction on Gen.Era project achievements

Alain Lusardi (Genopole)



SME perspective

– Soft landing perspective from SMEs toward GEN.ERA markets Presentation from Matteo Oppici (Polo d’Innovazione di Genomica Genetica e Biologia (POLO GGB))



Introducing the three market opportunities – how to plug into the new market opportunities with a European value chain approach? Sachin Gaur, (Innovatio Curis)



12:00-12:10 Coffee break


Toward Internationalisation Phase II: Soft landing roadmap

Alexis Biton (Genopole)



Open discussion (Gen Era partners:

Alain Lusardi, Alexis Biton, Teppo Laaksonen, Tero Piispanen, Roberta Lauro, Niek Wellink, Sven Parkel)

  • Outcomes of the project

  • Potential for a soft landing in targeted markets.

  • Genomic alliance and perspective of collaboration



Closing words






Visit to Estonian Genome Center



Activities TBC


Associated partners:

Ceinge Biotecnologie Avanzate

Alisei – Cluster on Life Science

Hub Innovazione Trentino

Trentino Sviluppo

Medicen Paris Region

Finnish Functional Genomics Centre (FFGC)

ENEA - The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

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