Life Science Nord strengthens the value chain in the region and has established itself as one of the leading life science networks in Europe. In over 500 biotech/pharma and medical technology companies and numerous research institutes, 49,900 highly qualified professionals develop innovative medicines, medical products and services in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. With a complete value chain – from basic and applied research, to clinical tests, to the market-ready end product – the Life Science Nord cluster offers a unique infrastructure: practically oriented researchers and clinical staff cooperate closely with partners in the industry to help innovative products and technologies make the breakthrough.
This engagement for the region is actively supported by Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein; both states are involved in the Life Science Nord Management GmbH with a 40% share each. This cluster agency coordinates a variety of activities, organises and participates in events, informs about news within the cluster, offers advice and initiates strategic projects for the development of innovative medicine. Furthermore, it brings together economy, research and politics in the north, activating expert knowledge from universities and research institutions as well as their close contacts with companies.
In addition, about 250 companies and organisations in biomedicine and related industries have organised themselves into the research and industry association Life Science Nord e.V. The association retains a 20% share in the cluster management and pools the interests of its members. In cooperation with the cluster management, the association offers its members additional advantages by means of a partner programme.