CELIS combines some of the world-class life science ecosystems in Europe
CELIS is one of 13 European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Excellence (ESCP-4x) selected under the European Cluster Excellence Programme as part of the European Commission’s COSME programme.
CELIS is a project that combines some of the world-class life science ecosystems in Europe: BioRN Life Science Cluster Rhine Neckar (Germany), Smart Hub Flemish-Brabant (Belgium), Biopeople: Denmark's Life Science Cluster (Denmark) and Tartu Biotechnology Park (Estonia). The focus of the partnership is in digitalisation, clinical useful biomarkers, companion diagnostic, micro and nano-electronics and multi-omics.
The project helps clusters, networks and business and innovation support organisations to maximize opportunities linked to cross-sectoral and inter-regional cooperation and internationalisation. It offers them and their members unique opportunities to expand their relationships and to enhance public-private partnerships.
CELIS Core Activities
- Twinning, networking, and joint collaboration activities to support SMEs (EventXchange) [more]
- Financial support for short-term exchanges within Europe (ClusterXchange pilot) [more]
- Cluster management skill development to boost excellence in delivering SME support
About The ClusterXchange Programme
The ClusterXchange programme is a new pilot programme to support short-term exchanges to better connect Europe’s industrial ecosystems. It can be used to:
- Learn from actors in another cluster;
- Explore growth opportunities in new markets;
- Take up new technologies, digitalisation and green low-carbon solutions;
- Invest in strategic interregional collaboration.
Participants (visitors and hosts): cluster organisations and business network organisations, scaling-up support organisations (such as tech centres, research institutes, (digital) innovation hubs, fab labs, creative hubs, resource-efficiency service providers, incubators, accelerators) and SMEs that are cluster members from countries participating in the COSME programme.
Contribution Funding: lump sums available for visitors for travel and accommodation expenses.
Period of stay: exchanges can last from three working days up to one month.
How to apply: Cluster members can express their interest or questions to the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, hosting the ClusterXchange matching tool
*** You can apply for the financial contribution until 31 January 2022 ***
CELIS website: https://www.health-axis.eu/celis
Contact in Denmark: Jane Nøhr email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ClusterXchange website: https://www.clustercollaboration.eu/clusterxchange
CELIS is funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme (GA No.: 873857)
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