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Lifescience Cluster of Latvia

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 12 December, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
Latvian Clusters Network
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Raina
Dureja-Dombrovska
Cluster Manager
+37129196588
office@lakifa.lv
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Latvian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Chemical Products
Upstream Chemical Products
Technology fields: 
Downstream Processing
Pharmaceutical Products / Drugs
S3 EU priority areas: 
Basic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical preparations
Chemicals & chemical products
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
45
Number of SME members: 
38
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Grindeks
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission of the LifeScience Cluster of Latvia: to unite manufacturers, scientists and other stakeholders to solve new social and economic problems with use of modern research methods and innovative technologies. Cluster is created to satisfy increasing customer demand for the higher quality and safer chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and functional cosmetics products, as well as healthier functional foods products in the global market.

Objectives of cluster:  to promote cooperation between the entrepreneurs of the Lifescience sector and research and educational institutions in areas determined as priority in the Smart specialization strategy, boosting competitiveness, productivity and internacionalization of the entrepreneurs of the sector, as well as promoting innovations and new products development.

 

Areas of activities:

  • Training, qualification rise
  • Internationalization
  • Access to supply chains, marketing activities
  • Productivity boost
  • Human resources, youth involvement
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.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Georgia
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Viet Nam
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: 
Estonia
Germany
Lithuania
Russian Federation
United Kingdom
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
INTERREG

“Marketing intelligence and early stage promotion activities for the HIgh ADded value products EXport”, (HIADEX) EST-LAT11

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The main objective of the project was to increase export capability of EE and LV producers of high added value products for prevention and treatment of DSDs by building marketing intelligence on the Malaysia’s market and implementing early-stage promotion activities. The project was designed to combine mutually complementary knowledge and competences of project partners to provide support to SMEs in the programme area for reaching new export market. Taking pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industry as an example, guidelines were developed for export activities to Malaysia and Singapore to be applicable for other industries and to increase project partners’ institutional capacity to improve their quality of services and to support enterprises for export development.