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PharmAgora Quality of Life Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 23 April, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Közép-Dunántúl
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Accredited Innovation Cluster
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Zsuzsanna
Papp
Cluster Manager
+36-87-789-073
info@pharmagora.hu
Anna
Pencsné Micskó
+36-87-789-073
info@pharmagora.hu
Languages spoken: 
English
Hungarian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Appliances
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
Health information management
S3 EU priority areas: 
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Public health and well-being
Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
innovative generic pharmaceuticals, pre-clinical laboratory equipments, clinical data-management and biostatistics
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
25
Number of SME members: 
20
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
1. Adexgo Ltd.
SME
2. AdWare Research Ltd.
SME
3. CAMPDEN BRI Hungary Non-profit Ltd.
Research Organisation
4. Diagnosticum Ltd.
SME
5. MDE Co. Ltd.
SME
6. Local Government of Balatonfured
7. Meditop Ltd.
SME
8. Solum Plc.
SME
9. Toxi-Coop Plc.
SME
10. University of Szeged
University
11. Semmelweis University
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The mission of the Cluster is twofold. First, we are striving for excellence in cluster management and would like to be awarded – besides the Hungarian Accredited Innovation Cluster, and ECEI Bronze label - with ECEI Gold label. And on the other hand we would like to represent a high quality, remarkable innovative cooperation in the field of healthcare and agro-food industry on the international market.

PharmAgora Cluster is active not only on the Hungarian but also on the international market, and is continuously enlarging the number of its international partners. Professionalism, quality and mutuality are the basic principles according to which the Cluster operates and these are what we represent in our partnerships as well. We are ready to transfer the technologies we have developed and to help our partner to make the best use of them by providing vocational training and continuous assistant from the application of the technology till the production.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Cooperation: initiation and accompanying of cooperative projects between companies and/or R&D bodies:

  • I. non technological: optimisation of ressources, commercialisation of products/processes,
  • II. R&D: product development, prototyping, technological process improvements.

Training/Qualification/HR upgrading: wide range of events, seminars, trainings, academic courses, organised company visits for cluster members.Internationalisation: study trips and roadshows, provision of international contacts/business match-making, participation in international fairs, support for participation in international (research) projects.National and international project consultancy: proposal writing, proposal submission, project management.

Marketing & PR: sectoral related PR, fairs, advertising in-house solutions for the cluster members (use the platform of the cluster for specialised marketing), Custer website, preparation of communication and promotion materials, organization of media appearances.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

PharmAgora Quality of Life Cluster (at the beginning Pharmapolis) was established in 2007. by 11 SMEs from the pharmacology and life science industries. The main motive of shaping such cooperation was to cover a larger part of the pharmaceutical and health market, to be able to offer more complex services and to create a common platform that helps to strengthen market positions of the member companies. Thanks to the long-time cooperation between the members, to the single market profile and to the precise realization of the innovative ideas the Cluster achieved significant results during the past years. The successful results were acknowledged by giving the Accredited Innovation Cluster title three times to PharmAgora. Besides the Hungarian accreditation the Cluster has expressed its interest in striving for cluster excellence and was awarded with the European Cluster Management Excellence label in BRONZE.

The member companies participated in several EU funded R&D and other projects an national and international level, and have developed together more new products and services which are still on the market. For further details please visit our website.