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History

BioCon Valley has its roots in the national BioRegio contest taking place in 1996. The state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern participated with the concept "BioRegio Greifswald-Rostock".

The positive feedback of the international jury reassured the state in its decision for a targeted development of the life sciences sector as an opportunity for sustainable new economic structures.

In the year 2000 the BioRegio Greifswald-Rostock became BioCon Valley Initiative. One year later first BioCon Valley Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V., then BioCon Valley® GmbH were founded as central contact point for science and industry in the field of life science and health economy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
During this “BioRegio period” BioCon Valley® was able to gather comprehensive experiences with publicly funded projects.

Building on this, BioCon Valley was awarded the contract for “coordinating the measures in the health economy MV” in a Europe-wide invitation for tenders by the State Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2007. After a tendering procedure BioCon Valley has been again contracted for this coordination function in 2014.

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

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