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European networks and projects


Boost4Health is a European project that forms part of the transnational support programme Interreg North-West aimed at boosting the innovation and international growth capabilities of life science SMEs in nine member regions in North-West Europe, including Catalonia, in order to enhance the regions’ competitiveness. 


Onconet is a project included in the Interreg Sudoe transnational programme that aim establish a permanent network of excellence in oncology through the mobilization of health actors in the health field in southwestern Europe in relation to prevention, diagnosis, care and translational research. 


BioXclusters alliance is the follow-up of the original bioXclusters project funded from 2012 to 2014, which aims to facilitate SME's companies access to non-European markets. The 4 leading clusters of Europe are participating.


Bilat USA 2.0 is a project under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program (7FP) that promotes cooperation in science, technology and innovation between Europe and the United States. In addition to Catalonia, eight other European countries and four prestigious American bodies are participating. 


Transbio SUDOE is the continuation of the Interbio project, aimed at uniting research centers, technology platforms, universities and companies in eight regions in Spain, France and Portugal in a multidisciplinary network to more effectively transform the results of biotechnology research into economic results. 


bioXclusters was a project carried out with support from the European Union that aimed to boost and promote the international competitiveness of biotechnology SMEs in three strategic markets: the United States, China and Brazil. 


ETTBio was an Interreg IVC international cooperation program geared towards identifying, exchanging and sharing best practices for technology transfer in biotechnology with the final goal of improving regional policies in this area. It has ten partners from seven European regions. 


HealthTIES was a consortium made up of four European regions that aimed to promote innovation in medical technology and bridge the gap between research in this area and patient needs. 


Interbio was an interregional cooperation program that aimed to foster transnational cooperation, technology transfer and innovation in the fields of biotechnology and the life sciences in southwestern Europe. 


Bio-CT aimed to valorize projects and create biotechnology companies. Participants included bodies from Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom and Catalonia. 


CEBR is comprised of a network of biotechnology support professionals that support their biocommunity through direct services, including networking, incubation, partnering and cluster promotion. 


ELIXIR is an initiative that aims to build a sustainable European infrastructure for biological information, supporting biological research and its transfer to medical practice, the environment, bioindustries and society. 


BioNanoMed Catalunya was created in order to promote and develop biotechnology in the BioRegion, bringing together 18 companies, centers, hospitals and research institutes. 


Oncocat is a Catalan network promoted by Biocat that was launched in 2011 to foster coordination between Catalan companies and research bodies working in oncology. 

The European Diagnostic Clusters Alliance (EDCA) is a European alliance made up of nine clusters that have joined forces to drive innovation in the field of medical diagnostics in Europe.