The Council of European BioRegions asbl brings together over 60 SMEs from 11 clusters across Europe in a rapidly growing online directory dedicated to the development of medical devices. Launched in June 2015, the focus of the directory is on SMEs as developers of their own components or complete devices and has the aim to create a centralised hub for investors and partners to find the right SMEs for global development and distribution.
The 2016 Hotlist celebrates 10 SMEs that have made substantial scientific or business progress since the directory launch in 2016. It was generated through nominations from the clusters participating in the directory. The Directory and Hotlist is sponsored in 2016 by Teijin Pharma Ltd.