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Start of Partnership: 
Monday, 1 October, 2018
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
Number of SMEs involved
Partnership's Origin
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Partnership Objectives: 

The new ESCP-S3 project S3martMed gathers 5 European Clusters dedicated to Healthcare and Medical technologies. These are Lyonbiopole (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), BioWin (Wallonia), BioRegioStern (Baden-Württemberg ), bioPmed (Piedmont), MedSilesia (Upper Silesia).  


The purpose of the starting initiative is to foster interregional and cross-sectoral cooperation between European clusters and their SME members in the field of medical technologies through the establishment of a unique cluster partnership. Through its action, the partnership will participate to the implementation of the Smart Specialisation policies with their Regions and encourage future investments in medical technologies. 


The partnership will offer cooperation opportunities thanks to the organization of B2B and C2C networking at interregional level, involving SMEs, Technological centres and key stakeholders from the partners’ regions and beyond. All the networking activities will be opened and shared with all the regions, clusters and their SMEs, involved with the S3 Medtech Platform.  


As a second step, once the interregional collaborations will emerge and be identified between stakeholders, the S3martMed will support these business collaborations in their maturation until the definition of investments/funding scenarios together with regional authorities. The identification of common territorial/cluster development strategies and the attempt to align practices (e.g. evaluation criteria and methodologies, schedule of publication of financing calls, etc) will be the “glue” that will make possible multiregional initiatives. Once again in this phase, regions and clusters will be invited to share their experiences and contribute to the work.  



Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Sectoral Industries: 
Partnership planned events: 
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date: 
July 2019
Partnership other activities: 
  • Set up a Joint Partnership Agreement and a Joint Cluster Strategy
  • Organise Webinars and Brokerage events, thanks to a dedicated platform for networking
  • Support the Emergence of interregional Business collaborations and provide Cluster supports for the definition of Smart Investments plans with regions. 
Results expected: 
  • Set up a Joint Partnership Agreement and a Joint Cluster Strategy
  • Ensure a Strong Visibility of the partnership in Europe and Beyond
  • Mobilise the S3 Medtech Platform
  • Mobilise 500 EU SMEs 
  • Support the Emergence of 25 collaborations and the Signature of 15 Business agreements thanks to the Cluster support and Regions. 
Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
Smart Specialisation Platform - Medical Technologies

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH Biopharmaceuticals, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Diagnostics, Diagnosis, Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering

Manufacturing & IndustryBasic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical preparations, Manufacturing & IndustryBiotechnology

Biopharmaceuticals, Digital Industries
Germany Stuttgart 362 275
BioWin Biopharmaceuticals

Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Products / Drugs

Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems

Biopharmaceuticals, Digital Industries
Belgium Prov. Hainaut 234 187
MedSilesia Cluster - managed by Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd. Business Services, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering, Applications for Health

Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), Human health & social work activities:Human health activities (medical services)

Medical Devices, Mobility Technologies
Poland Śląskie 105 79
bioPmed / Bioindustry Park Biopharmaceuticals, Business Services

Diagnostics, Diagnosis, Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering

Public health and securityAgeing societies, Public health and securityPublic health and well-being

Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices
Italy Piemonte 100 89
LYONBIOPOLE Biopharmaceuticals

Cellular and Molecular Biology, Health information management

Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), Human health & social work activities:Human health activities (medical services)

Biopharmaceuticals, Digital Industries
France Rhône-Alpes 245 220