Biopeople - Denmark's Life Science Cluster is a publicly funded partnership and National Center established, authorised, and funded by the Ministry for Science and Higher Education to improve innovation, collaboration and education within the National Danish Innovation System. Biopeople is established as a Center at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen.
Biopeople was the first European cluster organisation within health and life sciences to receive the recognition of Gold Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI).
Biopeople helps academia and industry to co-create and develop ideas into new projects, products and services to benefit global health and welfare. Biopeople embraces and clusters universities, research organisations, and hospitals, the National Board of Health (Denmark) / Danish Health and Medical Authority, industry associations as well as pharma, medtech, medical device, food and biotech companies. The aim is to stimulate innovation through activities that bring researchers and stakeholders together across disciplines, sectors and public-private boundaries.
Biopeople embeds all relevant Danish stakeholders. Biopeople is a Center at University of Copenhagen. Member Companies affiliate by in-kind means by participating in innovation activities and projects. Companies include major large companies - fx Novo Nordisk, Lundbeck, LEO Pharma, Danisco, Novozymes, and Chr. Hansen – and many small and medium enterprises.
The founding partners are:
- Central Denmark Region
- Danish Technological Institute
- Dansk Biotek
- Region Zealand
- Roskilde University*
- Statens Serum Institut
- Capital Region of Denmark
- The Danish Agriculture & Food Council
- The Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Lif)
- The Danish Medicines Agency
- The North Denmark Region
- The Region of Southern Denmark
- The Technical University of Denmark
- University of Copenhagen
- University of Southern Denmark
- Aalborg University
- Aarhus University
- Clinical trial
- Contract Research Organization
- Drug development
- Drug design
- Drug discovery
- Functional beverage
- Health claims on food labels
- Medical food, specially formulated foods to treat diseases with distinctive nutritional needs (e.g., an inability to metabolize a common molecule)
- Preventive medicine