ScanBalt Liaison Office Germany MV

BioCon Valley is founding member of the ScanBalt initiaitve, the network of bio regions in the Baltic Sea area. The initiative, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, comprises of 60 universities, 248 hospitals, and about 2,500 life sciences and biotech businesses, including 700 research based SMEs in twelve countries.

In 2014, the ScanBalt Liaison Office MV in Germany was established at BioCon Valley GmbH, converting the Eco4Life Contact Point into a one-stop agency of the whole Baltic Sea Region for regional stakeholders of LifeScience and Health Economy. The Liaison Office is member of the ScanBalt Executive Committee and represents the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the network.

In 2011, BioCon Valley organized the Annual ScanBalt Forum in Heringsdorf, M-V. Since then, the “Strandkorb” with the flags became also symbol of the Scanbalt international cluster spirit. Since 2015, a “real” beach chair represents the Liaison Office Germany MV  in Rostock-Warnemünde.



with ScanBalt as Associate Partner

The ScanBalt Liaison Office Germany MV attends to the following topics, resulting from various ScanBalt fnab activities, as well as from the input of the Eco4Life Pilot networks 

The Baltic MedTech Network was founded within the Eco4Life Project and strives for collaboration in the BSR.
HealthShare aims at effectively combatting hospital acquired infections and antibiotic resistances by improving diagnostics and working closer together on an international level.

Digital Health includes health related ICT as telemedicine , eHealth and mHealth, AAL, smart home and hospital, and is linked to several  ScanBalt projetcs, as well as to  the internationalization of the activities of the “Board of Trustees Health Economy Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” (e.g. strategic groups “healthy aging”, “health services” link ). The Baltic Diabetes Network and Baltic ClinTrial were founded within the Eco4Life Project and contribute to the “Digital Health”.

The Baltic ClinTrial Network was funded within the Eco4Life Project and strives for collaboration in the BSR.  The Network aims to develop tools and a common trans regional approach for the conduct of international clinical trials in the whole Baltic Sea Region, especially in Orphan and pediatric indications.

The Baltic BioEconomy Network was funded within the Eco4Life Project, and remains an important topics within the ScanBalt Liaison Office MV Germany, taking into consideration  as well the findings of the Baltic Green HealthCare.


Awarded the silver label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI)


Dr. Gudrun Mernitz
Office: +49 3834 515-304



ScanBalt Region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany: Proud host of the Anniversary ScanBalt Forum in 2011

The 10th ScanBalt Forum “10 Years ScanBalt BioRegion - Towards a Balanced Regional Development and Smart Specialization in the Baltic Sea Region” has been celebrated with more than 240 registered participants in Heringsdorf, Germany from September 21 to 24th, 2011. We enjoyed an inspiring and enthusiastic meeting and thank all speakers, participants and sponsors for their active contributions!