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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 April, 2004
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Hamburg
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
ScanBalt
BIO Deutschland e.V.
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Dr. Hinrich
Habeck
Cluster Manager
0049.40.47196-400
habeck@lifesciencenord.de
Maike
Honold
Other
0049.40.47196-411
honold@lifesciencenord.de
Dr. Thomas
Frahm
Project Manager
0049.40.47196-422
frahm@lifesciencenord.de
Dr. Imke
Schneemann
Project Manager
0049.431.9089-6858
schneemann@lifesciencenord.de
Julia
Brilling
Project Manager
0049.40.471 96-417
brilling@lifesciencenord.de
Dr. Anna-Winona
Struck
Project Manager
0049.431.9088-5828
struck@lifecsiencenord.de
Dr. Friederike
Saathoff
Project Manager
0049.40.471 96-426
saathoff@lifesciencenord.de
Heike H.
Thomsen
Project Manager
0049.431.9089-7139
thomsen@lifesciencenord.de
Florian
Gehre
Other
0049.40.471 96-420
gehre@lifesciencenord.de
Damir
Pavkovic
Internationalisation Responsible
0049.40.471 96-421
pavkovic@lifesciencenord.de
Simone
Hauck
Other
0049.40.47196-423
hauck@lifesciencenord.de
Markus
Kräutner
Other
0049.40.47196-415
kraeutner@lifesciencenord.de
Norbert
Düll
Other
0049.40.47196-400
duell@lifesciencenord.de
Sabine
Gerwat
Other
0049.40.471.96-260
verein@lifesciencenord.de
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Diagnostics, Diagnosis
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
230
Number of SME members: 
174
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
15
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
18
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Increase added value in the fields of medical technology, biotechnology and pharma by strengthening the whole value creation chain.

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.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

Life Science Nord – together for innovative medicine

The two North German states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg stand out for their broad base of companies and for the presence of a complete value chain in the life sciences.

Under the umbrella of Life Science Nord, the cluster agency Life Science Nord Management GmbH and the Life Science North e.V. association work together towards the goal of further developing the Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein region into an internationally leading Life Science Network.

For this purpose, over 220 companies and research institutes have organised themselves as active members and advocates of Life Science Nord­­ e.V. The association bundles the common positions and interests of these players in the biomedical sciences and the medical technology and biotechnology / pharmaceutical industries. As an additional benefit, the association offers its supporting members a partner programme in cooperation with the cluster management.

The cluster organization Life Science Nord Management GmbH initiates strategic projects and supports the promotion of companies, science and institutes with an emphasis on innovative medicine. As a cluster management, it connects business and research in the north, thereby bringing to companies the expertise from universities and research facilities as well as its network of close contacts. Additionally, the management is responsible for representing the regional life sciences on national and international levels.

www.lifesciencenord.de

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Denmark
Finland
Lithuania
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG

BFCC - Baltic Fracture Competence Center

 

RIT ("Regional Industry Tie-Up Program") - Program for the purpose of promoting exchanges between japanese and foreign companies.It pays the costs incurred by Japanese and German firms in traveling and staying in Germany or Japan as the case maybe.

The program has been developed by the region of Kobe and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization).