Published on December 13th, 2016 | by galiciabio0
Galicia, Source of Biotechnology
Galicia and Life Sciences go hand in hand, contributing to the development of biotechnology in the region. In 2010, several business and institutional agents in the biotechnology sector came together to start a new path full of common interests with the aim of collaborating and supporting Life Sciences in Galicia. And we moved forward down that path with the creation of Bioga, Life Sciences Technological and Business Cluster.
Bioga unites leading companies, hospital foundations, research groups and public bodies in all áreas of biotechnology within an emerging sector, which increasingly has more potential and where the corporate network is growing, thus generating more biotechnology innovation.
All agents seek to satisfy their own needs through the available resources and that’s what we focus on at Bioga: Think and act together. Therefore, over the years we have worked to make the sector more dynamic and break the barriers that were limiting us. We have intensified the relationship between businesses and research organizations integrated in universities and the Galician Health Network, increasing alliances and purposes. By doing this, we have managed to put Galicia in the biotech map nationally and internationally under the scope of the Strategy for the Promotion of Biotechnology approved by the Galician government (Xunta de Galicia), an initiative that marks the sector as a key to the future competitiveness of the region and forecast the mobilization of more tan 200 million euros in investments for the creation of new businesses and skilled Jobs.
There are 2 qualities that characterize BIOGA: Differentiation and Eagerness.
- Differentiation, because biotechnology, being an innovative sector, has its peculiarities and to reach different purposes we must think and act differently. This singularity has led us to see the cluster as a biocompany from the point of view of talent, initiative development and funding. Today Bioga is a powerful an competitive association which represents almost 250 million euros in business and 1,268 highly specialized Jobs in 219 companies.
- Eagerness, because we are aware that we represent a Young and budding business network, but with all the hability and energy to grow and establish itself as one of the strategic sectors of Galicia. We are fighters and don’t easily admit “it’s not posible” for an answer, as it is our ability to work, to build a better future for our region and our companies, what made us what we are today.
We are committed in the next period to stregthen the internationalization of companies, with a vocation to open new markets in third countries and an intensive activity in R&D. This comes from the collective effort of all of Bioga’s partners and collaborators, to whom i express my gratitude, especially to those who collaborate actively in every activity that is organized and bring in new ideas, in order to make each action fruitful for all.
Carme Pampín Casal, President of Bioga