The Interuniversity Consortium, INBB, the “National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems” partnered with Cube Labs in a wide-ranging deal signed in December 2017. Inter-alia this agreement includes exclusive strategic cooperation and technology-transfer components conferring a first right refusal in favour of Cube Labs for all potentially commercial R&D projects presented by the Consortium. The Interuniversity Consortium is an overarching Italian public-private partnership initiative promoting and coordinating research excellence and technology-transfer from a wide range of academic projects in the fields of biostructures and biosystems. The Institute currently promotes collaboration among 24 universities and other major research institutions in these fields and informs potentially interested bio-industries of potentially exploitable research outputs. Reciprocally, it’s industrial partners can on a case by case basis gain involvement and direction in the management of the INBB projects – a win-win relationship.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA) is an advisory research institute based in Vienna. Founded in 2006, it has developed into an international point of contact for agencies and other partners with interests in health technologies and their advancement. It has a partnership with INBB and CubeLabs to help facilitate the implementation of our respective pipelines. It’s mission and research program places a strong emphasis on short to medium-term results, that is ones applicable to us in the next 5 years. Furthermore, in 2018, CubeLabs expanded its international network by establishing a partnership with the renowned Austrian Institute for Research in Orthopaedics and Traumatology housed within the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and it’s affiliated trauma research centre, the AUVA.
Cube Labs, together with INBB, has signed a memorandum of understanding with OnGranada Tech City which comprises the largest tech and biotech cluster in Andalusia and which additionally represents the local trade-body the ‘Asociación Clúster Granada Plaza Tecnológica y Biotecnológica’. OnGranada TechCity specifically focusses on companies form the following fields: ICT, electronics, biotechnology, bio-ICT and all related healthcare technologies. Cube Labs will in this context coordinate and develop research and development projects, consortia and relevant ‘knowledge centres’ together with local companies. Our role is also to facilitate relevant networks including financial, technological and commercial partners in Italy and Andalusia that can help enhance and accelerate our pipeline.