Peer2scale-Health, a HORIZON 2020 project, is a peer-learning action between four regional healthcare agencies acting as clusters, including Biocat.
Peer2Scale-Health is focusing on actions to assess the quality of the partners’ services to healthcare entrepreneurs (and young SMEs): the way they deliver these services, how to improve them or design new ones and how to create common innovation support services.
Peer2Scale-Health is a 12-month peer-learning action between 4 regional healthcare innovation agencies acting as clusters providing specific innovation support services to their network of healthcare SMEs: Biocat (Catalonia), Eurasanté (Hauts-de-France), BioM (Bavaria) and lifetech.brussels (Brussels).
This Twinning+ project is about mutual learning on our best practices and the design of a common innovation program around the concept of raising “entrepreneurship skills” in healthcare entrepreneurs and SMEs, at the time they go through the critical scale-up process. The project addresses a triple-demand coming from SMEs facing specificities of the healthcare sector (time-to-market, financial needs, regulation…), innovation agencies but also the EU (competitiveness of the life sciences sector).
As a result of the Peer2Scale-Health H2020 project, Biocat in collaboration with three further leading Health Clusters produced a Handbook for European cluster managers and innovation support agencies. The Handbook outlines the needs of SMEs and start-ups, and gives examples on how to best support SMEs in scaling-up to the next business growth level. In addition to the 40-page Handbook, the consortium also produced a shorter summary in a power point presentation.
This Design Options Paper (DOP) is also an invitation to clusters and their ecosystems to conduct peer-learning actions for the optimization of regional activities. Please contact the project partners if you are interested in this topic, and share the documents with any interested parties.