The Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster is the regional cluster that brings together public and private stakeholders (enterprises, research institutions, business centers, foundations, healthcare facilities) operating in the sectors of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics, Medical Devices, ICT for health, Nutraceuticals.
Founded in 2011 as initiative of the Tuscany Region and managed by Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences , the Cluster works to facilitate, monitor, promote and coordinate the creation and development of opportunities for the interaction, integration and innovation among its stakeholders. The aim is to increase and support competitiveness, market potential and research of the regional territory, through the development of support services and technology transfer, initiatives and targeted actions.
From September 2016 to October 2019, the activities of the Cluster are co-financed through measure 1.1.4 for the "Support to collaborative R&D activities for the development of new sustainable technologies, new products and services implemented by public-private partnerships" of the POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020, Call for Technological Cluster. According to the result of this call (DDR n.127 and subsequent supplements of 20.01.2016 and n.8736 of 31.08.2016), the managing body of the Cluster is the Toscana Life Sciences Foundation. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Some aggregated data; more than 190 member companies, 5.5 billion total turnover, 32 research infrastructures, 14 research institutions, 6 service centres.