HCP helps companies, from startups to SMEs and large companies, namely by bringing them into contact with other organizations and relevant players of the Health sector value chain, such as R&D institutions that generate knowledge, innovators who want to test solutions, potential clients, regulators, among others. The structured relationships with a curated network of partners such as regional authorities, industrial clusters, SME associations, business development agencies, incubators, accelerators, EEN, EIT Centers and chambers of commerce greatly helps these brokering activities.
The brokering role includes finding local and international partners in articulation with other clusters and networks, to create awareness, test and experiment technologies, promote knowledge and technology transfer.
HCP is also involved in promoting innovation through dissemination and training services that meet the specific needs and challenges of the Health sector, in articulation and co-creation with both private and public institutions.
The Cluster also promotes access to funding opportunities, both private and public, by mapping and disseminating calls, by organizing info days and workshops, by setting up working groups and consortia, among other activities.
Because HCP works as a multidisciplinary Facilitating Platform, covering a wide and diverse range of activities, its working model is based on a light and agile structure composed of highly trained professionals. The HCP Executive Team is composed of highly qualified human resources with diverse and complementary backgrounds and competences. This team works in close collaboration with the members of the different Governing Bodies, namely the Board of Directors (composed by recognized actors and representatives of different entities of the Health value chain), and with the associate members of the HCP, organized in the format of working groups and thematic subclusters.