BIOCAT MODEL: Managing the BioRegion of Catalonia

Project information

Index: 1210R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Barcelona Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2006
End: -

Topic of the practice

Biotech cluster structure and activities

Good Practice Information

Biocat is the organization that coordinates and promotes the life sciences sector in the BioRegion of Catalonia. Biocat supports all stakeholders in this area and their initiatives to boost research, active transfer of knowledge, business innovation and entrepreneurship in order to make biotechnology and biomedicine become driving forces for the country’s economy.
All Biocat’s programs and activities are structured around four strategic axes:
1) Cluster consolidation
2) Business competitiveness and talent
3) Internationalization
4) Social perception of biotechnology

Evidence of success

The BioRegion of Catalonia gathers 520 companies (biotechnological, pharmaceutical, medical technological and services) as well as 54 research centers, 15 hospitals with research activity and 10 universities that together have in operation more than 440 research groups working on life sciences. Therefore, Biocat's activities were considered extraordinary to become a good practice.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Carlos Lurigados Delgado


Annex completed on: 09-17-2014

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