Reinforcing the biomedical ecosystem

The PROMOS project, an Interreg Italy-Austria collaboration, aims to promote the Italian-Austrian biomedical ecosystem and the creation of new biomedical SMEs through a cross-border technology transfer pathway from the academic world to the market and clinic.

The ITA-AT territory boasts excellent scientific production. However, there is an imbalance between supply and demand for innovation, due to a poor technology transfer culture in academia. To enable the territory to fully exploit its Research and Innovation (R&I) potential, enhancing regional specificities, it aims to develop a cooperation model capable of transferring results from science to society.

Starting from the biomedical ecosystem, PROMOS will implement a standardised pathway to transfer research results to the market and the clinic. University-industry collaboration, and the comparison of regulations in the two states, will facilitate the implementation of innovative solutions and the sharing of best practices. A training program, will help researchers transform their findings into real products. A cross-border alliance will be created with SMEs, innovation clusters, universities and research institutes to ensure sustainability of the developed solutions. PROMOS will increase the capacity to capitalise on scientific results, turning them into commercially and socially useful products, in a model that can be replicated in other sectors and extended to other territories, where biomedical SMEs are lacking.

The Project Objectives aim to strengthen the innovation capabilities of the biomedical environment located in the Italy-Austria cross-border area, creating an ecosystem conducive to the exploitation of results, through collaboration with existing companies and the development of new start-ups in the program area. To Facilitate the development of biological drugs and their clinical application, enhance training of researchers in technology transfer through seminars, workshops and knowledge exchange, and to create a cross-border alliance of SMEs, innovation clusters, universities and research institutes as think tanks to improve access to R&I results and support the long-term adoption of new biomedical solutions developed by the project.

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Kontakt und Information


Mag. David Pitschmann
T +43 463 22 88 22-52

Programm Interreg ITAT

Italy - Austria
Projektlaufzeit: 01.02.2024 bis 31.12.2026


PROMOS Website