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General Information
Year Established: 
Thursday, 24 November, 2005
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Rhône-Alpes
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Florence
AGOSTINO-ETCHETTO
Cluster Manager
0033472765330
info@lyonbiopole.com
Kevin
ROMANI
Internationalisation Responsible
0033472765330
kevin.romani@lyonbiopole.com
Emilie
ROMEO
ECCP Responsible Person
0033472765330
emilie.romeo@lyonbiopole.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Technology fields: 
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Health information management
Diagnostics, Diagnosis
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Industrial biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Bio-pharmaceuticals
Digital Industries
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
200
Number of SME members: 
160
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
18
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
50
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SANOFI PASTEUR
Larger Company
BIOMERIEUX
Larger Company
MERIAL
Larger Company
BECTON DICKINSON
Larger Company
MERCK
Larger Company
CELLIPSE
SME
ELDERIS
SME
ADOCIA
SME
Université de Grenoble
University
Université de Lyon
University
CEA
Research Organisation
BIOASTER
Technology Center
ACCINOV
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

As a biocluster, Lyonbiopole is the one-stop shop for healthcare innovation in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, France. It aims to support the emergence and development of innovative technologies, products and services in 4 main strategic areas: human medicine, veterinary medicine, in vitro diagnostics, medical devices and medical technologies. Focused on infectious diseases since its creation in 2005, Lyonbiopole is now supporting ambitious projects and companies in other fields like cancer, nutrition, metabolic diseases and neurosciences. In 2015, Lyonbiopole represented a community of  200 members: 5 world-class leaders (Sanofi Pasteur, bioMérieux, Merial, BD, Merck) – 18 Research Centers including 3 Hospital University Centers and almost 160 SMEs. Lyonbiopole received in November 2014, the Gold label awarded by the "European Cluster Excellence Initiative".

Its main missions are to: 

  • Stimulate innovation (offering network and partnership opportunities)
  • Support SMEs development (access to private funds, business support...) 
  • Strengthen the cluster's international position
  • Develop a high-level infrastructure offer (proposing fully equipped platform of excellence (BSL2/BSL3 Labs, dedicated biomanufacturing & bioanalyses facilities, etc.).

More information: www.lyonbiopole.com

 

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 private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Enabling Facilities sharing
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Brazil
China
Japan
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 addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Belgium
Germany
Italy
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

- Organisation of trade missions, visits and B2B meetings in European regions in collaboration with European cluster partners
- Organisation of Welcoming missions in Rhone-Alpes region
- Organisation of H2020 Health Brokerage event in collaboration with Health NCP and clusters

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
CIP/COSME
EIT KICs

CASYM - FP7 Coordination support action on System Medicine (partner)

ASSET - FP7 Coordination support action on "Action plan on Science in Society related issues in Epidemics and Total pandemics" (partner)

Health2CARE - CIP project for Cluster supporting Emerging industries / Regional cross cluster alliance on Personalised Medicine (partner)

KIC EIT Health (Associate Partner)

BioXclusters Plus - European Strategic Cluster Partnership on Personalised Healthcare - COSME co-funded project (coordinator)

 
 
 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • Lyonbiopole has built up and manages the Clinical Innovation programme encouraging collaboration between the 3 University Hospitals of Rhône-Alpes region and SMEs.
  • Lyonbiopole is the founding organisation of the ambitious programme of “Technological Research Institute” (TRI) BIOASTER that was selected in 2011, by the French government in the framework of the investments for the future programme. The TRI BIOASTER is focused on Infectious Diseases and it gathers Lyonbiopole, Institut Pasteur and 3 industrials (Sanofi, Institut Mérieux, Danone Research), 3 research bodies (INSERM, CNRS, CEA) and more than 50 SMBs from Lyon and Paris. www.bioaster.org
  • Lyonbiopole has developed access to equipped platform of excellence such as the Infectious Diseases Center (22,000 sq.ft. of BSL 2/3 labs) or ACCINOV (70,000 sq.ft. dedicated to biomanufacturing & bioanalyses - www.accinov.com) with the Support of the Local authorities.
  • Lyonbiopole is the coordinator of the bioXclusters+ initiative, launched in January 2016 co-funded by the EASME Agency.