FASILIS project invites innovative medical technology businesses to
25 March 2010
FASILIS (Facility Sharing in Life Sciences), is a European
project designed to stimulate innovation in the human health
marketplace. It is inviting SME-size biotechnology, pharmacy and medical
biology companies to apply for financial vouchers that will give them
access to top quality international research and development facilities
and their services across Europe.
In England, through FASILIS’ partner South East Health Technologies
Alliance (SEHTA), vouchers are specifically available to innovative
companies based in the South East that are involved in the
development or delivery of telecare solutions.
FASILIS is an international project whose aim is to stimulate
connections between SMEs and a European network of public and
private research facilities in six participating regions in the
Netherlands, Belgium, England, Germany and Denmark.
Up to 21 May 2010, applications are invited from any SME or start-up
company based in one of the participating regions. The FASILIS
voucher initiative is designed to give qualifying SMEs access to a
far wider range of research and development facilities than
currently available on their own doorstep; broadening their
contacts, networks and competencies.
Each voucher issued by FASILIS is worth €6000 and may be used to buy
services from a facility provider in one of the other FASILIS
partner regions. Such services are typically expected to include
access to equipment, analytical services, research projects,
clinical trials, product design/ prototype manufacture, or technical
“This initiative is designed to give innovative telecare companies a
real helping hand, particularly where they need certain types of
support or dedicated expertise but don’t have the more sizeable
resources of larger organisations,” says Dr David Parry, CEO of the
South East Health Technologies Alliance, one of the FASILIS partners
involved in the voucher project. “I would encourage any business in
our region to apply — it could make a huge difference to their
offering in the months and years ahead.”
Vouchers cover 100% of the costs of the service provided by the
facility. If the cost of the service exceeds €6000, it is possible
to combine with additional budgets. Each region will be issuing 15
vouchers to successful applicants. Vouchers may not be used as a
discount on previously agreed projects or for general business
consultancy, marketing or other routine activities.
The facility provider must be located within the participating
regions, but not in the same geographic location as the business.
Any university, hospital (R&D), public or private research centre or
company included in the online catalogue of approved FASILIS
providers. It is also possible to suggest a facility to the FASILIS
To apply for a voucher or to find out more about this initiative, an
application form isincluded in the Call for Applications which is
available on the FASILIS website upto 21 May 2010.
www.fasilis.eu for details