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International Projection

The Cluster of Biomedicine and Health maintains contacts with other European entities and promotes collaborations so as to reach the objective of increasing the international projection of the University of Oviedo.

Some of the initiatives and networks in which the cluster participates are:


- The ERRIN Network (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) is a Brussels-based platform consisting of more than 120 regional stakeholders and with more than 90 active regions on European research and development and innovation programs. ERRIN provides a dynamic space for knowledge exchange, collaboration development and discussion about the regional and local dimension of the European policies on research and development and innovation. The Cluster of Biomedicine and Health participates in the Bio-economy, Blue Innovation Growth, Health and Smart Specialization workgroups.


- Vanguard Initiative, new growth through smart specialization, is an initiative in conjunction with several European regions aiming to promote a change towards a new growth model in Europe driven by innovation. The cluster is involved as a regional agent in the Bio-economy pilot.


- CRUSOE (Europe Southwestern University Chancellor Conference) is an interinstitutional collaboration network made up of universities and polytechnic centers of the North and Center regions of Portugal and the Autonomous Communities of Castilla y León, Galicia and the Principality of Asturias. CRUSOE is defined as a space for dialogue and thoughtfulness with the goal of promoting scientific, technological, educational and cultural cooperation among its members, as well as establishing a permanent dialogue with the society in the framework of the RESOE micro-region.


- EIP AHA, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, encourages cooperation among the European Commission, UE countries and regions, industry and other sectors involved in the improvement of the quality of life of the elderly , so as to achieve a healthy life expectancy of the European people, ensuring the sustainability of primary assistance systems and improving the competiveness of the European industry through research and development.


- The University of Oviedo is an associate member of the Bio-based Industries C Consortium (BIC), an international non-profit Brussels-based association, established in 2012 to represent the private sector on the public-private initiative BBI-JU (Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking). BIC consists of more than 200 members, and gathers the multidisciplinary experience on the bio-based industry field in Europe. Its participation as associate member allows the researches of the cluster to engage in the workgroups and access the annual work program drafts, as well as to identify funding opportunities and establish contacts between enterprises and the members of theplatform.


Project funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the Government of the Principality of Asturias in the framework of the Campus of International Excellence