BioCon Valley – Network for Life Sciences and Health Economy in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As central contact and service contractor we support the member and commit ourselves to the economic and scientific profiling of the location Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The core competences of the cluster can be found within the fields of healthy economy, bioscience, medicine and medical technology, molecular biology, plasma physics, neurosciences and oncology, animal care and plant cultivation as well as their use in bio economy, in eHealth, healthy eating and health tourism.
Health economy and life science are of immense importance for the industry and scientific location Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The sector accounts for about twenty percent of the labor market and for roughly fifteen percent of the country´s gross value added, which is above federal average. Thus the further development and differentiation is funded intensively by the state. The basis for this is the “Master Plan Health Economy 2020”. Its implementation is coordinated by BioCon Valley and is attended by the advisory board healthy economy as idea and impulse generator. The aim is to advance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as the leading site for health economy in Germany.
Benefits and offerings
Network Management and Branch Monitoring
BioCon Valley supports the communication between actors of economy, science and politics with the aim of connecting skills and initiating cooperation and projects. A significant basis is the observation and analysis of the branch development that is also headed by BioCon Valley.
Project initiation and support
BioCon Valley supports researchers and entrepreneurs in the knowledge transfer, project fundraising and project management with the aim that companies make more sufficient use of the excellently developed knowledge expertise in the region in order to strengthen the industry location Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
BioCon Valley supports activities concerning internationalization of companies and institutions. This includes the presentation of regions and branches during trade fairs, the organization and support of economic delegations as well as the preparation of customized proposals for the branch and the providing of contacts for economy and science.
Public Relations and Events
BioCon Valley actively engages in public relations and advertisement for the location Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as research and industry location of life science and health economy. Therefore the cluster organizes a variety of special events such as the National Conference on Health Economy. With its more than 700 participants the panel organized on behalf of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania became established as the venue of the branch.