Thanks to the partnership with Biocom (California), in 2014 Eurobiomed became the privileged partner of the world’s leading HealthTech cluster with more than 1200 members. This global partnership between the two clusters has been described as a ‘success story’ by the ECCP (European Cluster Collaboration Platform). It has led to companies opening offices, setting up VIEs, jointly promoting our regions and our companies.
This partnership was renewed in 2019 at the BioJapan trade fair in October. In November 2019, Eurobiomed travelled to California with the Rising Sud development agency and companies from the cluster as part of a Booster programme. Emmanuel le Bouder, the cluster’s innovation manager, has conducted numerous visits to support the international reach of the agencies but also to create links with leading, prestigious research institutes based around San Diego.
The partnership agreement signed in 2017 with Link-J, the Tokyo-based health cluster, has also enabled more than 20 Japanese companies to visit the south of France and develop ties with cluster members, while Eurobiomed’s members have travelled to Japan en masse for key industry events.
The European DESIRE project (Development of E-Health Solutions Improving Resilience in Europe) coordinated by ICS aims to facilitate access for SMEs to the European digital health markets by offering various support services in the areas of internationalisation, innovation and qualification. It started on 1 September 2022 and will run for 36 months.
The DESIRE project platform creates a level of cooperation that enables national and international players in the healthcare sector to network, obtain information and participate in B2B events, training and qualification events.
In addition, more than €1 million in direct funding will be distributed to 35 SMEs selected via a tender process as part of a coaching programme to initiate product and service innovations and optimise business processes in line with the green and digital transformation.
In addition to France (Eurobiomed), the five DESIRE project partners are from Austria (ICS, HTS), Poland (Interizon) and Romania (Cluj It). SMEs from all over Europe can benefit from the project’s services!
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