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BioTechMed Mazovia Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 March, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Mazowieckie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Paweł
Nowicki
Cluster Manager
+48603741752
p.nowicki@btminnovations.pl
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Technology fields: 
Biochemistry / Biophysics
Diagnostics, Diagnosis
S3 EU priority areas: 
Basic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical preparations
Biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
68
Number of SME members: 
43
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
17
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Oncoarendi Therapeutics
SME
Pfizer Polska
Larger Company
University of Warsaw
University
Institute of High Pressure Physics
Research Organisation
Instytut Badań Stosowanych
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The BioTechMed Cluster Mazovia is a network of companies, science and research facilities, and business institutions, located mainly in the metropolitan region of Warsaw, for whom the key condition for development is the introduction of new solutions into the economic practice.

The partners of the Cluster create a complete ecosystem of innovation by establishing and broadening cooperation between science and business. Thanks to previous experience, the BTM Innovations team developed the original “Bridge2Market” technology transfer model, becoming one of the most recognizable Polish technology transfer centres during the several years of its operation.

BTM Innovations, as the coordinator of the Cluster, is responsible for gathering and processing information concerning research and science skills, research infrastructure, and intellectual property in research facilities and investigating the needs of enterprises by implementing ideas conceived in Poland.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Access to technology services
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

For SCIENCE:

  • “one stop shop ” for contact with business and investment funds: among others searching for potential partners, negotiation consultancy, services improving project value, and legal support,
  • support in technology transfer: selection of an optimum intellectual property protection strategy, market verification of technology, creating business plans and business models, and full support in technology commercialization,
  • establishing relationships and cooperation with representatives from other scientific facilities,
  • support in the acquisition of funding for application research projects and project management,
  • support in structuring research and development projects.

For BUSINESS:

  • “one stop shop” for initiating and structuring research cooperation: providing only verified scientific and technological projects with commercial potential, providing specialist services for projects that are required for commercialization, ensuring effective cooperation with the departments of other scientific facilities responsible for managing the intellectual property of these facilities,
  • R+D outsourcing based on defined needs,
  • access to pre-selected ideas for new products/services,
  • access to pro-innovation consultancy and innovation support services,
  • networking with the members of the Cluster,
  • support in acquiring public and private funds.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Germany
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

For several years we have been building strong relations with: 

1. Germany, Heidelberg - study visits and joint conferences with EMBL, EMBLEM and BioRN

2. United Kingdom, Cambridge - study visits and seminars with Innovation Forum, Cambridge

3. Belgium, Flanders - study visits and strong cooperation with Flanders Institute of Biotechnology (VIB)

 

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
BioRN, Heidelberg, Germany
BioBay, San Francisco, USA
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Project NameName & Description (Regional/National)

n/a

Reginal program for Mazovia region - "Development of BioTechMed Mazovia Cluster"; leader of the program. 

Relevant Project References: 
n/a
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Cluster was directly responsible for creation 7 technology startups: 

1. Nanocorius 

2. Materials Care

3. Humon

4. Imnta

6. Glia

7. NUsafe

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We have strong competence in technolgy transfer within Cluster.