Barely a year after the creation of the Europe team within BioWin, thanks to the relationships established and the work of the director of the Europe Team, Monique Marrec-Fairley, the cluster can pride itself in being involved in no less than 3 European projects; two in the MedTech sector and one in Bioproduction.
Launched in February 2018, the project for the COSME, MAGIA programme – the European Medtech alliance dedicated to supporting the internationalisation of SMEs – now groups 4 clusters of excellence, with the main objective of promoting the internationalisation of their SMEs, firstly through cooperation and sharing resources, and secondly by making the innovative European medical-technologies industry more visible.
The participating clusters are pooling their knowledge, skills, best practices and their dynamic MedTech companies to reach the critical mass necessary to promote internationalisation, reach an appropriate position on the international scale and provide coordinated, joint and strengthened strategic support to companies.
"The MAGIA project is a fine opportunity for Wallonia and for the cluster" says Monique Marrec-Fairley, Director of European projects for BioWin."We are going to work with 3 other European regions to establish a strategy which aims to help SMEs in the MedTech sector become international. This sector is one of the priority topics of BioWin. It is a first stage and we hope that MAGIA will open the door to other projects in this field.", concludes Monique Marrec-Fairley.