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Genopole earns EU|BIC certification for its support to innovative businesses


5 December 2020
The European Commission’s European Business Network (EBN) voted unanimously to certify Genopole as a European Union | Business and Innovation Center (EU|BIC), thus recognizing France’s leading biocluster as a key contributor to R&D and Innovation in Genomics in France and Europe.
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Genopole thus joins the network’s other 130 EU|BICs, chosen for their ability to stimulate the economic development of European regions. Lauded for its expertise in biotechnological innovation, Genopole is currently the only EU|BIC-certified cluster in the Île-de-France Administrative Region.

The EU|BIC trademark confirms the value of Genopole’s domiciliary, technological, scientific and entrepreneurial service offer for enabling the creation and development of innovative companies.

Genopole’s Shaker, a unique program in France, puts those who have innovative projects on the path toward business creation (Shaker call for candidates).
Its Booster program provides start-ups with strategic accompaniment to accelerate fund-raising and consolidate business.
More mature companies gain in international visibility at Genopole and benefit from on-site partnering and recruiting opportunities.

 

Gilles Lasserre, Chief Executive of Genopole: “This EU|BIC certification is a testimonial to our actions, carried out with Île-de-France’s plethora of talents and resources, to support innovation and the economic development of the region. The EU|BIC trademark strengthens our national & European visibility, and it will undeniably contribute to the growth we are aiming for, within and without. The certification will also serve Genopole as a vector for novel European interactions beyond the field of health, for example in agritech or foodtech, sectors that are rich in disruptive innovations.

  • About Genopole

    Genopole is a French biocluster dedicated to research in genetics and biotechnologies in healthcare and the environment. It unites 83 biotech companies, 17 research laboratories and 25 technical platforms, as well as a range of tertiary-level training programs with the University of Évry-Paris Saclay (Data as of end December 2019).

    Genopole’s objectives are to create and support biotech companies and the transfer of technologies to the industrial sector, favor the development of life sciences research, and promote advanced training programs for those domains.
    Headed by Gilles Lasserre, Genopole is funded primarily by the French State, the Île-de-France Administrative Region, the Essonne Administrative Department, the Grand Paris Sud Urban Area, the city of Évry-Courcouronnes and the AFM-Téléthon. https://www.genopole.fr/

  • About EU|BICs

    EU|BICs are quality-certified business and innovation centers dedicated to stimulating economic development and prosperity within their respective regions.

    This international community currently counts more than 130 certified EU|BICs and 46 associated members.

    EU|BIC certification reflects a commitment to call upon all of the life forces present in a territory and empower regional development via innovation and entrepreneurship.
    This finds expression in the deployment of the most promising initiatives to successfully create prosperous start-ups and SMEs. https://ebn.eu/

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Article posted on 5 December 2020

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