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