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The Parc Científic de Barcelona, one of the 36 European organizations participiating in the Transbio project

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The Parc Científic de Barcelona, one of the 36 European organizations participiating in the Transbio project

The Parc Científic de Barcelona is one of 36 organizations in France, Portugal and Spain associated with the Transbio project, recently approved by the European Commission to see to it that research in the health sciences is transferred to the market. The UAB Research Park and CataloniaBIO are also participating in the initiative, coordinated in Catalonia by Biocat as a major partner.

As part of the Southwest European Space Territorial Cooperation Program committee (), Transbio is aimed at supporting regional development through the co-financing of translational projects through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the main instrument of the European Union for the development of disadvantaged regions.The European Committee created Interreg Sudoe to support regional development by co-funding transnational projects with the European Regional Development Fund (). Over the coming two years, Transbio will work to bring together research centers, technology platforms, universities and companies in an interdisciplinary network to more effectively transform the results of research into an economic reality in the field of biotechnology and health. Biocat will coordinate Catalan participation in this European project.

To achieve this milestone, all of the organizations associated with the project from the nine European regions (Catalonia, Galicia, Balearic Islands, Valencia, Aquitania, Limousin, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees and Lisbon) will work together to create an innovative ecosystem.

The Transbio project is the continuation of , which from 2009 to 2012 facilitated numerous actions and had a significant impact on the innovation ecosystem in five regions (Catalonia, Midi-Pyrenees, Lisbon, Aquitania and Valencia): some twenty transnational cooperative projects, a map of technology platforms associated with research in the life sciences arena, top-notch scientific events, training programs for young researchers like the Summer School on Medicines (), more than 100 training and mobility grants, and shared best practices published in a white book.