Starting this January and lasting for 3years, the BIOALL project aims to strength higher education system to better respond to entrepreneurs needs in the biohealth sector
On February 8th, 2019 the BIO-ALL Project’s kick-off meeting was held in Covilhã, Portugal. The meeting took place at UBImedical, the University of Beira Interior’s incubator.
This innovative project, led by UBI and funded by the European Commission under the program Erasmus+ (KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Knowledge Alliances) aims to develop entrepreneurial skills that are not yet effectively structured and inserted in the education curricula of schools and universities, although they are especially needed in sectors where entrepreneurs and businesses find more obstacles to accelerate towards commercialization, like the Biotech and health related industries.
The main objective of the BIO-ALL – BIOHEALTH Gear Box Alliance, is to tackle a specific skill gap in the Biohealth entrepreneurship supporting systems and in the higher education curricula offers, and tackle them with intervention activities that will design, test and deliver: i) in International Joint Post-Graduation; ii)a disruptive and innovative International Joint acceleration program; and iii) a virtual Hub suitable for an online supportive network for BIOHEALTH entrepreneurs and innovators.
The consortium is composed of 13 partners, from 4 Countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands).and is structured for joining various and complementary skills, bringing together Higher Education Institutions and entrepreneurial partners with different backgrounds, engaged in fields with a specific intervention in the bio and health sectors.
“This project – says Dina Pereira, UBImedical’s Manager – was very well received by the European Commission which is expecting a great deal from the consortium, as the BIO-ALL project had a very high rating, fits into a sector with an extreme high potential and where the market needs such answer.”