European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ESCA)

Cluster management organizations that are benchmarked demonstrate their interest in striving for excellence. For being benchmarking under the ESCA benchmarking approach by one of the ESCA experts cluster management organizations are awarded with the Bronze Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative
Each cluster was analyzed based on an interview of the cluster manager conducted by an impartial ESCA benchmarking expert. The interview covers 36 indicators with regard to the structure of the cluster, the cluster management and the governance of the cluster, financing of the cluster management, services provided by the cluster management, contacts and interaction within the cluster and achievements and recognition of the cluster.
Results are presented by an individual report to the cluster management and include also recommendations for further improvement in line with the requirements of the cluster quality label that is currently developed by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative.
The BioPark Regensburg GmbH is certified to Silver Label by ESCA since 2011.

European region Danube-Vltava (ERDV)

The European region Danube-Vltava (ERDV) was established 2012 from the border regions Czech Republic, Germany and Austria, with the aim to effectively strengthening the rural area between the metropolitan regions Munich, Nuremberg, Prague and Vienna. For this purpose seven partner regions concentrate on different future-oriented fields. For each prospective area, two regions are responsible for the organisational support of knowledge platforms, thereby one of the plays a leading role.

 

Health Technology Cluster

The Health Technology Cluster comprises about 170 partners in Austria and surrounding countries. Its aim is to strengthen innovation and competitiveness of companies in the area of health technology, their suppliers as well as the related education and technology transfer institutions.

Biopole Clermont-Limagne

supports biotech entrepreneurs and their projects, esp. in project detection, incubation, accommodation, funding, and networks.

Biominas Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Founded in 1990, BIOMINAS Foundation is a private institution that fosters the development of biotech-related businesses in Brazil. Fundação Biominas is effectively involved in the development of the biotech cluster in Belo Horizonte, the only one of its kind in Brazil.