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BioCon Valley, Germany, awarded with Bronze Label of the European Cluster Management Excellence

BioCon Valley Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the North German cluster for Life Science and Health, is awarded with the Bronze Label of Cluster Management Excellence of the ECEI. This label demonstrates the interest of a cluster management organization in cluster excellence which is reflected through its participation in the benchmarking exercise realized on cluster initiatives in Europe. puts together the most experienced persons and organizations in Europe to identify and set up a meaningful set of quality indicators and peer-assessment procedures for cluster management.

The intention is to develop training materials and set up an approach for quality labeling of cluster management, in order to help cluster managers achieve high levels of excellence in their duties and to succeed in the peer-assessments. will then create and act as a club of professionals and institutions, to promote cluster management excellence, and diffuse the adoption of the Quality Label among its members.

The European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI,, a project co-financed by the DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission) currently develops quality indicators that are expected to result in an internationally recognised quality label for cluster management.

“We were proud to be awarded from an external EU wide ranking for cluster management excellence. The award is an acknowledgement of our efforts in the region and it is a stimulus to proceed and to improve our excellence” says Wolfgang Blank CEO of BioCon Valley.

BioCon Valley is the initiative for Life Science and health economy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. As one of the German BioRegions BioCon Valley supports the commercial use of modern life sciences and bio- and medical technologies in the region since 1996. BioCon Valley´s tasks are networking, managing life science centers (bioincubators), project management and coordination, and public relation. BioCon Valley collaborates in strategic partnership to the life science initiatives at the Baltic Sea (ScanBalt), Vietnam and Japan. BioCon Valley is the tool of the Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to become Germany´s Health Region No 1 by the implementation of the Masterplan Gesundheitswirtschaft 2020. BioCon Valley is one of Germany´s kompetenznetze.

BioCon Valley GmbH
Dr. Heinrich Cuypers
Walther-Rathenau-Straße 49 a
17489 Greifswald, Germany
T +49 3834-515 300
F +49 3834-515 102

Dr. Heinrich Cuypers | idw
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