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COFUND-MSCA2020 : ApogeeBio chosen by the EC


Submitted by Genopole and its on-site partners, the ApogeeBio project for research grants has been selected by the European Commission for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions co-funding (MSCA-Cofund-2020).
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The co-financing from Europe and the active participation of the biocluster’s partners brings new dimensions to Genopole’s support for researchers: the number of grants will be doubled and mobility criteria extended to researchers the world over. ApogeeBio will thus contribute to the international visibility and renown of the scientific ecosystem in Évry and strengthen its European network.

The program is a financial lever to enable 24 two-year postdoctoral research grants over five years for life sciences, biotechnologies, informatics, and social sciences research focused on health and the environment.

ApogeeBio: a motor for the international attractiveness of the site’s labs and businesses

The site’s scientific partners (the University of Évry-Paris Saclay, CEA, Généthon, Télécom SudParis (TSP) and Institut Mines-Télécom Business School) and their supervisory bodies (UPSay, Inserm, CNRS, CEA, IMT) have committed themselves to this joint project to extend the research grant program and make it financially attractive to all international researchers.

The partners ABG Asso and Science-Accueil will accompany grant recipients to make sure that their arrival in Île-de-France and their immersion in French culture are as good as they can be and that their careers develop in the best possible conditions.

With the ApogeeBio program, laureates will benefit from a multidisciplinary research offer, specialized training and opportunities for public-private interactions with the site’s businesses and incubators.

European recognition for the territory’s research offer

With its support for the program, the European Commission recognized not only Genopole’s scientific capacities but also its ability to welcome and accompany young researchers within its ecosystem. Already a member of four European networks (European Cluster Collaboration Platform, EIT-Health, the Council for European Bioregions and EBN) and the only EU|BIC-certified cluster in Île-de-France, Genopole further consolidates its place as an international-scale biocluster with this vote of confidence by the European Union.

The ApogeeBio program extends Genopole’s welcome to researchers from all geographic and scientific horizons, and in so doing, enlarges and enriches the biocluster’s international research & innovation network.

Follow the calls for candidates and participate in future events

ApogeeBio will make three calls for proposals to young European researchers. The first will be in the second semester of 2021 for research projects to be launched in 2022.

A yearly scientific conference and career planning workshops will build relationships and enliven the network.

CitationKnowing that we can count on the shared efforts of our partners and the commitments of the supervisory bodies and the territories is a real advantage,” comments Genopole Research Project Manager Roxane Brachet.With five years of new European projects to come, ApogeeBio brings a new and durable dynamic to the site.

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For more information on the ApogeeBio research grants

Roxane BRACHET

Scientific and Academic Development Manager
Research & Platforms Department
roxane.brachet@genopole.fr

Article posted on 8 February 2021

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