BIOCAT MODEL: Managing the BioRegion of Catalonia
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
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