HealthBIO


 


HealthBIO is a new Competence Cluster for health-related biotechnology within the updated Centre
of Expertise Programme for the term of 200713. The participating regions (capital region,
Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere and Turku) represent the five major regional bio-clusters in Finland. By
coordinated cooperation and networking of both regional and other national activities, and with
a multidisciplinary approach to top level expertise and competencies, the cluster aims to build on
the international competitiveness of the Finnish biotechnology by:



  • making new and existing know-how more efficiently available for business processes

  • identifying and fostering new business ideas and opportunities

  • developing enabling tools and procedures to support the funding, growth and internationalization of especially SME companies

  • international networking of the entire innovation process

  • enhancing the differentiation and profiling of the participating regions in close cooperation with e.g. Biocenter Finland