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CELIS Partnership

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BioRN Life Science Cluster Rhine-Neckar

BioRN is the science and industry cluster of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region around Heidelberg, one of Germany’s strongest biotech hubs. It is a non-profit network fostering health innovations and serving its members by creating a rich translational ecosystem as well as promoting, representing and connecting the regional innovation stakeholders.
Our vision is to develop the region into a world-leading life science cluster attracting international investments and top global talent.
BioRN has more than 100 institutional members, including the top academic and research institutions, 7 global pharmaceutical companies, a large range of small and medium-sized enterprises bolstering the life science ecosystem as well as local government organizations and interest groups.


Annalisa Zuccotti

Communication & Events lead
Email: az[at]


Smart Hub Flemish-Brabant / Health

Smart Hub Health is the life science and health cluster of  Flemish Brabant, the most innovative province of Flanders and Belgium. Smart Hub Health focuses on medical (bio) technology, stem cell technologies, medical devices, bioelectronics , regenerative medicine and e-health. The cluster further supports the development of strong links to other technology fields such as micro/nano-electronics, 3D-printing, photonics, advanced materials and advanced production technologies.   

Smart Hub Health services more than 100 members, mainly SMEs.  The cluster promotes and supports networking and innovative collaborations among its members, facilitates access to public support, provides trainings and internationalisation support and brands the sector nationally and internationally.

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Philip Dingemans

Cluster Manager


Danish Life Science Cluster

Biopeople is Denmark's Life Science Cluster. We are a neutral catalyst for collaboration between companies and public research, and our strategic priority is to support the paradigm shift in the life science and health care sector. We build competences and value in collaboration with educational institutions and companies that leads to increase in jobs and export. 

•    Catalyzing innovation by creating inspiring meeting places for public and private stakeholders within Life Sciences
•    Inspiring to cross disciplinary collaboration and partnership bringing smaller companies, public/private synergy and internationalization into the spotlight
•    Supporting the development of professional competences within especially internationalization, innovation and foresight



Jane Nøhr
Cluster Manager



Tartu Biotechnology Park

Tartu Biotechnology Park is the initiator and manager of the Tartu Health Cluster. Tartu Health Cluster focuses on the ecosystem development on the regional (Tartu) and national (Estonia) level. Tartu is the innovation hotspot hosting the largest and the only medical university in Estonia – Tartu University, being a hotspot for startups and spin-offs. Jointly with local SMEs, CROs, science parks and Tartu City, Tartu Health Cluster is responsible for creating and supporting an innovative and sustainable environment for local stakeholder and partners. Tartu Health Cluster works to reduce barriers on the local and international level through networks, collaboration with parners locally and globally and providing infrastructure, business development and consultancy services to companies and R&D institutions in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
Tartu Health Cluster assembles 80 members – SMEs (incl. start-up’s), research institutions, hospitals, technology parks and centres and other ecosystem actors.


Eleri Seer

Project Manager


CELIS is funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme (GA No.: 873857)


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