Montserrat Daban, new President of the European Bioregions Council (CEBR)
The Director of Scientific Policy and Internationalization at Biocat, an organization based at the Barcelona Science Park, will preside over the European Bioregions Council (CEBR) for the next 3 years, representing 44 organizations from across Europe.
The European Bioregions Council (CEBR) is a network driven by life sciences and ecosystem clusters throughout Europe, including Biocat as the coordinating entity for the BioRegion of Catalonia. The CEBR consists of around forty members and hundreds of partners, including small and medium-sized enterprises, universities, and research centers.
During its annual meeting on May 16th and 17th in Stuttgart, Germany, the CEBR’s executive board members were renewed, and the Presidency and Vice Presidency were elected for the next 3 years. Montserrat Daban, Director of Scientific Policy and Internationalization at Biocat and outgoing Vice President of the CEBR, was chosen as the new President.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to work with this new board and all the network’s clusters to increase the impact of our activities for network members and their ecosystems, and to continue strengthening our position at the EU and international level,” emphasizes Montserrat Daban. “The association is in a great moment, and it is also a great moment for European health innovation policies, with numerous challenges and opportunities that the CEBR is aligned with and participates in decisively.”
In addition to Daban as President, the new CEBR board is composed of Stamatiki Kritas (Hellenic Biocluster) as Vice President, Tero Piispanen (Turku Science Park) as Treasurer, and board members Kazimierz Murzyn (Klaster LifeScience Krakow), Sauro Vicini (Clust-ER Health), Margot Jehle (BioRegio STERN), Alexis Biton (Genopole), and Hickmah Tagaully (Medicen Paris).