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The Spanish Bioregions network defines its five core performance issues

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Cooperation, internationalisation, financing, infrastructures and human capital are the five great points of common interest which the Spanish Bioregions Network (RBR) members have defined during the meeting which took place this week in Madrid. Besides, the meeting has served to ratify the creation purpose of this organism, which was presented officially last September during the last edition of BioSpain in Granada.

In the meeting there were representatives of Biocat, BioBasque, Madrid Bioclúster, BioVal and Andalucía BioRegión. The RBR has the proposal to define defining and tackle the main worries of the Spanish biotechnology and biomedicine sector. Thus, RBR will study financing aspects in this area, both of research as well as business projects, and the barriers which may stop the sector growing.

The Network will elaborate consensus documents corresponding to this and the four remaining RBR core issues: cooperation (commercial, among clusters and between university and companies ) internationalisation (presence and participation in reference events as the fair BIO or the Symbiosis congress organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology ) infrastructures (parks, incubators and big country facilities ) and human capital.

The RBR is an initiative of the five bioregions presently consolidated in Spain. It was established to give answer to the need of creating an agglutinating instrument of all the bioclusters in Spain. Its aim is to facilitate the initiatives’ coordination and the interlocution with the Ministry of Innovation on the biotechnology and bioscience sectors’ development. It also looks to manage the sector needs and proposals and become the forum to identify good practices, finding synergies and exchanging experiences.

The RBR plans an annual forum to define and discuss the initiatives and actions to carry out in each of these five big axes of interest, starting at the end of 2009, by the conclusions reached about financing.

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