Home > Cluster Organisations > Life Sciences Hub Wales

Life Sciences Hub Wales

Primary tabs

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 30 June, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
East Wales
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Steve
Conibear
Cluster Manager
+442920468947
steve.conibear@lifescienceshubwales.com
Gemma
Bafico
Project Manager
+442920467030
gemma.bafico@lifescienceshubwales.com
Kevin
Dooley
Other
+442920467030
kevin.dooley@lifescienceshubwales.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Health information management
Diagnostics, Diagnosis
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: 
145
Number of SME members: 
105
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Life Sciences Hub Wales, based in Cardiff, is the focal point for the sector in Wales – stimulating interaction, innovation, networking and collaboration.

A nerve centre for the whole of the Life Sciences sector, including academic and healthcare organisations, business, expert advisers, clinical and funding organisations, it helps bring about investment, commercialisation and ongoing business success.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
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
France
Ireland
Slovenia
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?: 
LifeTech Valley (Belgium)
Medicon Village (Sweden)
Slovenian Innovation Hub (Slovenia)
Medecin Paris (France)
Sherbrooke Innopole (Canada)
One Nucleus (UK)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: