A new international partnership for Wallonia and BioWin!

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Regions of Australia, Belgium, Canada and France will partner with Massachusetts companies to apply for joint life sciences R&D funding.

CHICAGO, USAThe Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced today at the 2013 BIO International Convention the launch of a new International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP). The creation of ICIP stemmed from international demand to partner with Massachusetts life sciences companies in jointly advancing R&D efforts for new products and processes intended for commercialization.

The MLSC will partner with Victoria, Australia; the Wallonia region of Belgium; Quebec, Canada; and Alsace in France to award funding to support winning projects demonstrating innovative and collaborative research and development (R&D) in Massachusetts and in the partnering regions. The program will enable company partners from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and bioinformatics to submit project applications.

Jean-Claude Marcourt, Ministre Wallon de l'ÉconomieThe Walloon Government decided to grant a budget of 1.500.000$ to foster one of the most strategic partnerships in the field of biotechnologies and health,” said Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice-President and Minister Economy of the Government Wallonia in Belgium. “Wallonia is a worldwide top leader in the field of life sciences. Indeed, the region is the first producer of vaccines in the world. The realization of this agreement demonstrates the political wish of Wallonia of reinforcing and globalizing its clusters, notably BioWin.

About BioWin

BioWin is the health competitiveness cluster of Wallonia, a region of Belgium (South of Brussels). Created in 2006, its ambition is to federate all stakeholders from Wallonia participating in innovation and training in the field of health biotechnology and medical technologies. BioWin’s objectives are to create a new culture of openness and partnership favorable to innovation in Wallonia; to train, attract and retain in Wallonia a human capital of excellence; to help the edification of collective infrastructures and technological platforms; and to promote internationally the strengths of the Walloon region in the area of health biotechnology and medical technologies. For more information visit www.biowin.org and the BioWin blog.

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