28 Nov 2007   |   News

Moves to promote public private partnerships in Medicon Valley

Biotech organisations in one of Europe’s leading bioclusters are to discuss how to increase public–private collaborations in the field of biosystems.

Biotech organisations in one of Europe’s leading bioclusters, Medicon Valley, are meeting next week to discuss how to increase public–private collaborations in the field of biosystems.

“If we are able to enhance public and private collaboration it can on the one hand lead to more jobs and new industries, and on the other enrich the academic basic research” explains, Per Spindler, Director of the Danish biotech body, the BioLogue/Danish Pharma Consortium. “Medicon Valley has the potential to be globally competitive within biosystems technology,” he adds.

The initiative has the backing of the EU funded project Boost Biosystems, which aims to foster research collaborations between companies and academia within biosystems technologies.

The discussion, “Enabling private-public partnership in Biosystem technologies in Medicon Valley” will take place on 6 December 2007 at Carlsberg Akademi in Copenhagen.

The biosystems are a major focus in the EU’s Framework Programme 7, and there are several new funding opportunities. These will presented, and the benefits for the Medicon Valley region, which covers greater Copenhagen and the Skane region of south Sweden, will be outlined. The discussion will be published as a white paper.


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