MEMBER : Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (UPS)
Officially founded in 1969, the Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (UPS) is one of the biggest universities in France. It offers a wide range of courses in science, technology, health, and human and social sciences. Each year, it welcomes 28000 students and awards more than 11000 degrees and diplomas.
Université Toulouse III is a principal scientific actor in Toulouse and the surrounding region, a multidisciplinary university that serves as a reference both for its teaching and its research. UPS is an active participant in regional and international networks seeking to develop scientifically and economically strategic sectors (Pôles de Compétitivité, Réseaux Thématiques de Recherche Avancée), UPS is also a founding member of the larger Université de Toulouse, a PRES (Pole for Research and Higher Education) that is fast becoming a vector for excellence and for international visibility.
The UPS contributes to the national and European effort of acquiring and transmitting knowledge, as well as to the development of applications needed for future research. With more than 70 laboratories and 10 federations, and more than 1800 teaching researchers and full-time researchers, the university is well equipped for cutting-edge research.
UPS has strong links with government research organisms, as well as with other universities, engineering schools in Toulouse and the private sector.
The Pole “Life sciences” is one of the main thematic poles of research at Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier and he is highly structured around excellence networks with complementary skills. It includes more than 1200 permanent staff members (830 researchers, lecturers-researchers and 380 technical and administrative engineers) in 20 mixed research and services units, 11 welcoming teams, 2 university laboratories, 5 federative structures, whose work covers the whole of the thematic fields of biology.
The will to develop a fundamental research of excellence and to meet socio-economic demands has led the research teams to organise themselves into networks around several federative themes: Molecular and structural biology; Integrative biology; Neurosciences and behaviour; Microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases; Cardiovascular diseases and metabolism; Cancer; Environment and agrobioscience.
MEMBER : Fundació Privada Bioregió de Catalunya (BIOCAT)
Biocat is the organization that coordinates dynamizes and promotes biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technology sector in Catalonia.
It is fostered by the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council and, since it was created in 2006, has included companies and organizations from this sector in its governing bodies.
Biocat works to achieve the following goals :
Facilitate relationships and synergies among members of the BioRegion of Catalonia.
Drive the sector to make it an economic engine in this country.
Promote the sector on an international level.
Improve the public's knowledge and perception of biotechnology.
For the TRANSBIO SUDOE project, BIOCAT will mobilize among its key players :
The Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB), an initiative of the University of Barcelona with three strands: research, innovation and technology. The PCB has three research centers, more than 45 companies, a company start-up center and technological platforms providing R&D support in the emerging sectors of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies
The Parc de Recerca UAB (PRUAB), whose aim is to stimulate and improve technology and knowledge transfer activities of its members, to promote entrepreneurship activity through new technology-based companies and, in general, to provide interaction between research and industry.
CataloniaBio, CataloniaBIO, the Catalan Association of Biotechnology Companies is an initiative aiming to bring together all companies with interests in the biotechnology sector, they need to have a common platform participate constructively, efficient and inclusive in defining the framework of the sector, particularly policies stimulators that can design the different agencies of the Government of Catalonia.
MEMBER : Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica de Lisboa (ITQB)
The Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) is a research and advanced training institute of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Its mission is to carry out scientific research and postgraduate teaching in chemistry, life sciences, and associated technologies, while also serving the community and performing university extension activities for the promotion of science and technology. ITQB coordinates one of the largest “Laboratórios Associados” in Portugal, which also includes the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, and the Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas. ITQB\'s highly multidisciplinary nature makes it a leading centre for advanced training of researchers in Portugal.
MEMBER : Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC)
The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), founded in 1495, is one of the university institutions with a great tradition in Europe. The large number and excellence of the courses taught and the quality of the research undertaken particularly in the fields of life sciences and agrofood place the USC among the most prestigious universities in Spain and Europe.
As a matter of fact a USC's main project called CAMPUS VIDA (Life Science Campus) has been qualified in 2009 as an International Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministries of Education and Science and Innovation. Campus Vida is a collaborative ecosystem where the researchers, entrepreneurs, companies and institutions work together to shape a competitive bio cluster by promoting academic, scientific and entrepreneurial excellence in Galicia's bio sanitary and biotechnological sector.
In domain of education, Campus Vida has created a Biomedical Sciences and Health Technologies International Doctoral School which offer an interdisciplinary education in English.
To increase the capacity and impact of the research activity within the value chain knowledge-transference-innovation, Campus Vida is also integrated by a network of Singular Research Centres namely : The Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS), The Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS) and the Information Technologies (CITIUS).
Among our regional partners, we highlight the Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS) which is a translational research, innovation and knowledge transfer centre.
It encompasses people with research activity from the USC and the Clinical University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, a public body in charge of the provision of health services in the Santiago de Compostela's area, manifesting reality and the historical institutional backing of collaborations and joint projects aimed to articulate translational research.
Another of our regional partners is Bioga, the Galician Biotechnology Companies Cluster, which was created to promote the development of the biotechnology sector and business in the region.
At present more than 30 members, mostly SMEs, belong to Bioga. These companies devote a great amount of resources to R&D activities in different life sciences areas such as clinical genetics, agro biotechnology, cancer research, chemistry services, pharmaceutical and drug development services, environmental and nanobiotechnology.
The IECB, supported by the CNRS, Inserm and Bordeaux University, is developing top rank scientific programmes at the interface of physics, chemistry and biology. It promotes multi-disciplinary approaches to scientific questions and host research groups for a period of maximally ten years. The institute houses a number of technology facilities, including NMR, crystallography, electronic microscopy, mass spectrometry, molecular modeling and surface plasmon resonance.
MEMBER : Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) & Clúster biotecnològic i biomèdic de les Illes Balears (BIOIB)
The University of the Balearic Islands, heir to the ‘Universitat Lul·liana de Mallorca\', was created in 1978; the first of the democratic era. Since then, this public institution of higher education has travelled the road that has led it to increasingly higher standards of academic quality and social responsibility.
The University of the Balearic Islands is rooted in our land yet it is also universal, open to the world; it holds true to the principles of providing services and of collaborating with social and business actors, as well as with sustainability and respect for the environment. Thereby, it has become a key institution for the future and the backbone of our islands, and we would like it to continue to be a lever of social, cultural and economic progress; a lever supported by teaching and scientific excellence.
Bearing in mind, at all times, that the culture of excellence must impregnate all the university activities, we have focused our efforts on these four axes: constant improvement of teaching, both classroom and virtual; staying at the cutting edge of research excellence; offering a cultural and social projection that impregnates every corner of our islands; and fomenting the internationalization of university activity, covering, through exchanges, teaching, research, innovation and administrative activities.
The University of the Balearic Islands makes available to its students all the resources that will enable them to gain a comprehensive education in which they will end up acquiring knowledge, values and skills in a collective learning environment where the university works with and for people; with courage, enthusiasm and excitement..., because people are the heart of the University.
El clúster Biotecnológico y Biomédico de las Islas Baleares, BIOIB, nace como una iniciativa del Govern de les Illes Balears y la "Associació Balear d\'Empreses de Biotecnologia", constituida por empresas en las que la innovación tecnológica juega un papel fundamental en su estrategia competitiva. El objetivo principal de BIOIB es incrementar y reforzar, a largo plazo, la competitividad de la economía de las islas, potenciando sectores reconocidos como estratégicos y prioritarios para las economías más desarrolladas del mundo, y que contribuyen al desarrollo económico de las Islas Baleares.
La creación del clúster BIOIB, es el resultado de la aglutinación de todos los actores de la triple hélice, incluyendo la administración, Hospitales Públicos y Privados, la Universitat de les Illes Balears y otras instituciones de generación de conocimiento e interfaz y el tejido empresarial del sector biotecnológico y biomédico. Esta estructura asegura la dinámica de funcionamiento del clúster y permite su desarrollo y consolidación a largo plazo.
MEMBER : Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques (UM2)
Université Montpellier 2 is the Science and Technology University in Languedoc-Roussillon. Its approx. 17,000 students are teached basic and applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. BioCampus Montpellier is the body managing the 51 facilities of the Bio-Medical community in Montpellier. Eurobiomed federates healthcare stakeholders in both "Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur" and "Languedoc-Roussillon" counties of South East of France, which comprises a very dynamic and dense network of companies, research laboratories, hospitals and post-graduate schools in Health and Life sciences. BioMeridies is an entrepreneur association that supports the development of companies from the Bio-medical, Agrofood and Environment sectors.
MEMBER : Fundación de la Comunitat Valenciana para la Promoción Estratégica, el Desarrollo y la Innovación Urbana (InnDEA)
The InnDEA Valencia Foundation is an entity promoted by the City Council of Valencia whose aim is to support and promote city\'s development through innovation in its different aspects. All the projects carried out by the Foundation aim to promote urban development and innovation in the interest of Valencian citizens in order to improve their life quality.
For TRANSBIO SUDOE project, InnDEA Valencia will be supported by VIT Salud, a cooperation network for the promotion and transfer of technology and applied knowledge in the field of Sciences and Health Technologies. VIT Salud comprises over 180 members among companies, research foundations for hospitals, research units of universities, bodies supporting innovation, research centres and technological institutes.