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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 30 November, 1988
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Κύπρος (Kýpros)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Council of European Bioregions
ScanBalt
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Merja
Tieaho
Project Manager
+358 50 577 4814
merja.tieaho@turkubusinessregion.com
Female
Tero
Piispanen
Cluster Manager
+358 400 781 683
tero.piispanen@turkubusinessregion.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Finnish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Health information management
Diagnostics, Diagnosis
S3 EU priority areas: 
Bio fuels & energy efficiency
Public health and well-being
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
100
Number of SME members: 
80
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
100
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Werstas/Werstas Labs
Incubator
Spark Up
Co-working Space
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

TSCP (Turku Science Park Ltd) acts as a coordinator of HealthTurku cluster comprising of more than 90 enterprises and Health Campus Turku network with two universities, a university hospital and two universities of applied sciences. TSCP offers business development services that cover the entire lifecycle of entrepreneurial activities, ranging from testing a business idea and establishing a company to internationalisation and expanding of international business operations. TSCP also runs activities of the first Life Science Accelerator in Finland.

TSCP acts as a strategic partner of universities and enterprises to promote innovation and business. TSCP serves all lines of business, but the focal fields are biotechnology (HealthTurku/ BioTurku® – life sciences), information and communication technology (ICT), chemical industry and cleantech, future technologies (manufacturing industry, maritime industry), as well as experience industry (games, movies). TSCP is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network and furthermore, member of ScanBalt Bioregion and Council of European Bioregions.

TSCP is an independent and impartial expert company which has promoted the business based on leading know-how for more than 25 years.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Estonia
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Biopeople, Denmark
BioCon Valley, Germany
Tallinn Tehnopol, Estonia
Business Region Gothenburg, Sweden
Groeningen, Netherlands
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Several EU funded projects :

- Life Science Accelerator - Life Science Accelerator is a new national accelerator concept run by Turku Science Park Ltd. It serves life science research projects and start-ups from idea to commercialisation. The project is partly funded by ERDF. http://www.lifesci.ac/

- EEN - Turku Science Park Ltd has been a member of EEN network since 2009 (COSME funding)

- BIC - Biomarker Commercialisation, a project that aims to set up a tool and platform to accompany the biomarker development pathway at every stage, and bring the industry, including pharmaceutical and diagnostic enterprises, SMEs and investors, to participate as early as possible in the development process (Interreg BSR funding) https://projects.interreg-baltic.eu/projects/bic-106.html

- CB Health Access - Aim of the project is to add SMEs' market know-how and business outside EU; South Korea, India, Uganda, Maryland/USA (Central Baltic Interreg funding)