CT-BIO

Project Title
Transboundary Cluster of Biotechnology
Project Type
Internacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
Interreg Spain- Portugal POCTEP
Reference
0082_CLUSTERBIOTRANSFRONTERIZO_1_P
Funding
  • CEB: 97 230,00
  • Total: 1 839 305,00
Start
01-06-2017
End
30-09-2019
Partnership
Oficina de Inovação - Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial S.A.; Associação Portuguesa de Bioindústria, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; Consorcio de la Zona Franca de Vigo; BIOGA - Cluster Tecnolóxico Empresarial das Ciencias da Vida; Universidade do Minho
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Principal Investigator

Fellowship Members - CEB

Abstract

The main goal of the CT-BIO project is to improve the business competitiveness and the consolidation of the biotech and life sciences sector in the cross-border region with a joint plan based on collaboration between agents and companies on both sides of the border. Project mission and activities are: Promote the cooperation and integration of the biotech sector in the trans-border region through the boost to the Iberian Biotech Cluster. Make the Cluster an agent of promotion of the sectorial competitiveness, acting as provider of advanced services of consolidation, of business development and of attracting external financing. Implement systems and actions to support development, entrepreneurship, creativity and the generation of new ideas and new business models in the biotechnology sector. Encourage the internationalization of the sector through the collaboration of companies and other entities from the north of Portugal and Galicia in the joint search for business opportunities and management and access to external markets. Contribute to the reinforcement of the human resources of the sector through strategies of acquisition of entrepreneurial competences. Encourage the creation of a business hub and increase the space available for the implantation and consolidation of innovative business initiatives in the biotech sector.