Cluster Governance . The Example of Biocat. Mamen Martí - Internationalisation Project Manager Communications & External Relations Department. Workshop Brazil-European Union on Cluster x C luster Cooperation Brasilia – 13th November 2012. Biocat, governance model.
Mamen Martí - Internationalisation Project Manager
Communications & External Relations Department
WorkshopBrazil-EuropeanUniononCluster x ClusterCooperation
Brasilia – 13th November 2012
Biocat, governance model
Objectives of a cluster
Biotechnology is a complex ecosystem
The value chain is long and a wide variety of actors and factors are involved.
This means that:
Source: CataloniaLifeSciencesReport 2011 – Ernst & Young
Biocat is a private non profit foundation, founded in 2006.
Its creation was fostered by both the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona Local Council.
The objective of Biocat when it was created was to enable the interactions between the public and private sectors, as well as offer the possibility of gain access to other funding programs apart from those of the Catalan Government
Biocat is a small size organization that nowadays employs 19 people, whose budget is around 3 million Euros per year (1,1 of which came from regional Government)
Biocat is the Catalan organization that coordinates and promotes biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technologies in Catalonia. Its mission is to boost all the agents of this environment and their initiatives, so that we have an ecosystem with strong innovation systems, active technology and knowledge transfers and an entrepreneurial business fabric that acts as economic driver of the country and contributes to society welfare.
Testing labs, register offices
Tech Transfer Offices
Regional National European
Composition of the trust