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MEDICEN PARIS REGION

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 3 January, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Île de France
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
POLE DE COMPETITIVITE
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
CEBR - Council of European Bio Regions
EDCA - European diagnostic Cluster Alliance
EIT Health
Cluster Management Team: 
NamePositionEmailGender
Daniela ONOFRI
Project Manager
donofri@medicen.org
Female
Blandine Hirtz
Internationalisation Responsible
bhirtz@medicen.org
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Business Services
Technology fields: 
In vitro Testing, Trials
Health information management
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Industrial biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
500
Number of SME members: 
400
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
350
Number of larger company members: 
34
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
40
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Medicen is the competitiveness cluster of the Paris Region and one of Europe’s largest cluster in Life Sciences and Healthcare. Founded in 2005, it connects together all the key stakeholders (leading research institutes, innovative SMEs, hospitals, incubators, large companies and territorial authorities) to define the best innovation policy to develop growth and employment; strengthen international competitiveness for the French health ecosystem and increase its attractiveness.

Medicen has around 500 members – 350 SMEs, structured around 5 technological areas:

  • Biotherapies and molecules,
  • Medical Imaging,
  • Biological Diagnostic,
  • Digital Health
  • Techno-therapies
  •  

Medicen Paris Region is your gateway to innovate with Paris Region actors and is seeking to foster collaborative R&D projects and partnerships in Europe and worldwide.

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: 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Israel
Japan
United Arab Emirates
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
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
Switzerland
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?: 
Berlin Partner
BioRegio Stern
BioCat
BioM
BioWin
Oslo Cancer Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs

KIC EIT HEALTH (Associate partner)

Horizon 2020; 

COSME

INTERREG

BILATERAL PROGRAMS

KIC EIT HEALTH (Associate partner)

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Medicen Paris Region is the life science cluster located in Paris. We are a non-for-profit member organization with more than 475 members (industries, academics, laboratories, SMEs) covering all the value chain (Biotech, Med-tech, Digital-Health). Since 2005, our mission is to connect expertise, to foster collaboration in bringing together public and private entities involved in healthcare innovation in the Paris Region. Involved in several European projects (more than 11), we have a large connection with the European ecosystem and opportunities for innovation activities.