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Engineering Biology Workshop - OECD

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Genopole was in attendance at the OECD workshop organised in London in collaboration with Imperial College on September 21, 2018, under the theme “Engineering Biology : From the Lab to Products”. Engineering biology, with a toolset provided by synthetic biology, will bring about radical changes in manufacturing practices that will be based on biomass as a raw material in replacement of petro-based feedstocks. Multiple sectors (from farms and forests, to recycling at the end of the practical (...)

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Genopole Partners With Meet In Galilée for Genomic (...)

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Zichron Ya’akov (located half way between Tel Aviv and Haifa) was the host on July 15-17, 2018 of Meet in Galilée’s symposium on “Genomic Medicine : A New Paradigm and Its Impact of Society”. Meet In Galilée is modeled on Aix-en-Provence’s symposium formula blending medico-economic presentations with lyrical art. Genopole was a co-organiser of the scientific part of the event that brought together a number of key players of the French genomics scene, including J.-F. Lemoine of France’s Ministry (...)

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Global Bioenergies to Take Part in Three Large (...)

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Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth : ALGBE) has recently announced having been selected in three additional Horizon 2020 projects funded by the European Union, and will receive for this purpose about €2m in grants over 4 years. These projects reinforce Global Bioenergies’ strategy of feedstock diversification in order to continue improving the economics and the environmental impact of its Isobutene process. One of these new programs, named “SWEETWOODS” and led by the Estonian forestry (...)

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World records set at BIO 2018

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With 18,000+ attendees, we understand that Guinness World Records were set at BIO-2018, for Largest Partnering Event with nearly 47,000 One-on-One meetings that involved more than 7,900 delegates from 3,900 companies. It was also a very busy BIO this year for Genopole, with lots of circulation at our stand that was well in evidence on France’s booth, a presentation of our cluster at the Global Innovation Hub, a series of One-on-One partnering meetings, as well as a number of meetings with (...)

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Genopole extends Shaker and Booster to international

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Genopole, a French biocluster dedicated to research in the fields of genetics and biotechnology, announces that it is now accepting applications for the third intake of its support programs titled ‘Shaker, designed for people running innovative projects, and ‘Booster’, aimed at companies that are less than two years old. For this third call for proposals, both French and international companies as well as graduates are encouraged to (...)

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Nebraska’s Biotech Connector at Genopole

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Representatives of Nebraska’s Biotech Connector - Eric Zeece, who is Innovation Manager of Invest Nebraska Corporation, and Cobus Block, who is International Business Manager of the Department of Economic Development of the State of Nebraska - visited Genopole on May 23-24, 2018, specifically to discuss collaborative developments in synthetic biology. The Biotech Connector is a collaboration between the State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development, Invest Nebraska Corporation, the (...)

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2,9 M€ funding for the Clever-Peptide project

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PEP-Therapy is joining forces with Institut Curie and Institut Gustave Roussy for the Clever-Peptide project that targets the development of its innovative anti-cancer peptide for use in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer along with a companion biomarker predictive of treatment efficacy. Institut Curie and Institut Gustave Roussy are leading comprehensive cancer centers in Europe and they will combine their complementary skills with PEP-Therapy for the design of innovative (...)

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Brussels Hong-Kong Representatives at Genopole

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Representatives of Hong Kong’s Economic and Trade Office in Brussels visited Genopole on May 29, 2018, to discuss important R&D policy developments by Hong-Kong, as well as to prepare upcoming visits to France by Hong Kong’s leading innovation stakeholders. Hong Kong’s Science Park Corporation is well endowed and is now keen on supporting biotech-biopharma and medtech developments. It is currently developing links with Institut Pasteur in Paris and is also reaching out to French (...)

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Genopole’s Support Programs for Scientists

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Genopole has attracted 107 scientists to the biocluster since its creation with the two following support programs : The « Post-Doctoral Allocations » have now benefited 80 French scientists who were working abroad and have since returned to Genopole, to pursue their career in companies and in research laboratories. The « Atiges » have provided 27 scientists with the financial support necessary to create a new research team within an existing research laboratory at Genopole. As reported by (...)

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Genopole to Assist in the Development of the Grand (...)

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The Agglomeration Grand Paris Sud and the Department of Essonne have announced that they are acting as promoters for the establishment of the Grand Paris Sud Sport Cluster that will be located on the grounds of the old Ris-Orangis hippodrome. This original and ambitious project was actually inspired by Genopole’s biocluster model that federates private and public stakeholders and is also founded on the triangle of education, research and entreprises. Genopole was asked to provide support (...)

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