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About Biotecsur

BIOTECSUR is a cooperative initiative between the European Union and MERCOSUR born in 2005, with the goal of promoting a regional platform in Biotechnologies. Its main goal is the development of concrete R+D actions focused priority areas for the region.


Specífic goals:
• Seize, in a sustainable way, the natural Resources of MERCOSUR such as biodiversity, water and arable lands as well as temperature range.
• Strengthen and exploit efficiently scientific and biotechnological capabilities of MERCOSUR.
• Promote innovation, boosting capacities of business and sci-techs sectors and consolidating links between them.
• Foster a positive regulatory environment for the policymaking and social legitimacy that will boost investments in Biotechnology development and applications.
• Ensure MERCOSUR funds stimulating international co-funding and collaborations for the growing development of regional Biotechnology.

Regional coordination strategies:
• Set up of a strategic plan for the development of regional biotechnology aiming at agreed proposals in order to foster biotechnologies applications in the productive branch.
• Support the process of harmonizing regulations among MERCOSUR member states.
• Support to the development of technology parks and business incubators to strengthnening and increasing the number of innovative companies from the biotechnological field.
• Encourage the development of practitioners network, companies, and organization in the región and their links with similar initiatives.
• Implementations of MERCOSUR ¨One stop shop¨ for the submission of regional projects for funding and/or grant schemes.
• Boost common R+D projects between MERCOSUR and the European Union.


PRODUCIDO POR LA DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE PRENSA Y COMUNICACIÓN DEL MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGÍA E INNOVACIÓN PRODUCTIVA.