Driving de Catalan biocluster
Biocat is the organization that coordinates and promotes the biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technology sector in Catalonia, the BioRegion of Catalonia. Our mission is to dynamize all the stakeholders in this area and their initiatives in order to create an environment with a strong research system, active transfer of knowledge and an entrepreneuring business fabric that can become a driving force for the country’s economy and contribute to the wellbeing of society as a whole.
Created in 2006 at the behest of the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council, Biocat is a foundation that brings together representatives from all areas of the biomedicine and biotechnology sector: Administrations, universities, research centers, companies and support bodies.
Biocat promotes collaboration among the stakeholders in the biocluster and a number of organizations both in Catalonia and on a national and international level. Biocat proposes flexible and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technology sector, always seeking the highest quality and efficacy. Biocat’s agenda is clearly client oriented and follows a firm commitment to our objectives and the people.
Biocat plays a role in dynamizing the system, facilitating access of companies and research bodies in the biotechnology and biomedicine sector to public authorities; acting as a knowledge partner for the Administration to design policies and programs for the sector; and compiling the requirements of society and the national and international markets in order to align the biocluster’s strategies for the future in a way that will guarantee success. Biocat works to detect the major strategic international trends for forecasting needs and opportunities of the sector even before they appear.