BioXclusters plus


European Metacluster on Personnalised Healthcare



BioXclusters Plus* is the continuity of bioXclusters, first initiative funded by the European Commission from 2012 to 2014. It gathers 4 clusters partners : Biocat (Catalonia), BioM (Bavaria), BioPmed/Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero (Piemonte) and Lyonbiopôle (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, project coordinator).


The new action funded from January 2016 to January 2018, aims to create a unique « European metacluster » in Personnalised Healthcare, able to tackle together competitive international markets and offer to SME members strategy key entry points.


Thus, according to their Joint International Strategic Plan, the 4 clusters concentrate their activities on 3 countries, previously targeted by the first project (USA, China, Brazil) but also on new markets as Japan, Australia, Canada and South Korea.

The main metacluster activities are :

  • Confirming its positionning and its visibility in Europe and beyond ;
  • Reinforcing the relationships of trust with the targeted countries, building gateways to markets;
  • Deploying the internationalisation tools and tailored supports for European SMEs based on the mutual competence and long-term relationships developed within the alliance.


Besides, the partnership orientates its activities in order to address global system healthcare problematics, such as the inclusion of technologies as big data, micro and nano-technologies, TIC for systemic and concrete solutions development, to respond to competitiveness needs of industries and patients’ needs.


Main achievements since January 2016:

  • 8 Partnership agreements signed with: Health Industries South Australia (Adelaide, Australia), Fenglin Group (Shanghai, Chine), TOHealth (Toronto, Canada), Osaka Bio Headquarters (Osaka, Japan), BioMinas (Belo Horizonte, Brazil).

  • 8 meeting and matchmaking sessions between Clusters - Clusters, and B2B

  • 3 International missions (Japan, China, and US)...


More details here : bioXclusters Plus


*The European metacluster bioXclusters Plus - The European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) on Personalised Healthcare - has been selected by the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) of the European Commission in the framework of the COSME programme. It answers the call : COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Going International.