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Biocat is the organization that coordinates and promotes the healthcare and life sciences sector in Catalonia. Its mission is to dynamize and support the public and private stakeholders that make up the BioRegion, the biosciences cluster in Catalonia, including companies, research groups and bodies, hospitals, universities, administrations and knowledge- and innovation-transfer support structures. In order to carry out this mission, Biocat promotes initiatives to encourage research, innovation and business growth, with the aim of making this sector a driving force for the Catalan economy and boosting its global recognition.

Biocat was created in 2006 at the behest of the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council to provide a joint strategy for the Catalan biosciences sector as the foundation of a new economy based on knowledge and innovation.

Set up as a public/private foundation, the Biocat governing bodies include representatives from all levels of the BioRegion of Catalonia: companies (biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology and sector services), government, universities, hospitals, research centers and institutes, science parks and sector support bodies. 

 

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Dynamizing the BioRegion globally

 Biocat dynamizes the BioRegion, the biosciences cluster in Catalonia, in order to consolidate and project it internationally. Through its actions, Biocat:  

  • Acts as a knowledge partner for the government to design policies and programs that affect the sector.
  • Detects major international trends to anticipate the sector’s needs and opportunities before they even appear.
  • Facilitates collaboration between the stakeholders in the BioRegion and a variety of entities in Catalonia and beyond, both nationally and internationally.
  • Facilitates access of companies and research bodies to public stakeholders.
  • Proposes flexible, innovative solutions to the sector’s challenges, with quality and efficacy.

 

Visit the What we do section of this website to learn more about the specific projects Biocat is currently working on.