Bridging Innovation Program – Philadelphia

The 2022 edition of the Bridging Innovation Program - Gene&Cell Therapy - involved the Philadelphia hub, a leader in the advanced therapies sector. It has been a path dedicated to startups, companies and research centers in Emilia-Romagna subscribed to ClustER Health, to encourage them to get closer to the Philadelphia ecosystem and to expand relationships and mutual exchanges.

Target: startup, PMI, research centers

Following a series of workshops and online meetings, it was possible for the participants to take part in the institutional business trip of the Emilia-Romagna Region, which included a stop in Pennsylvania in June 2022. During the trip, the participants were able to meet startups, incubators, research centers, clinics and universities of one of the main global hubs in terms of innovation in the field of life sciences and advanced therapies.


  • to promote knowledge of a strategic territory for the Emilia-Romagna Region;
  • to support all future internationalization processes towards Pennsylvania;
  • to suggest a strategic agenda for collaboration between the two ecosystems in the field of life sciences and advanced therapies;
  • to strengthen institutional relations between the two territories.

Numbers and results:

  • 1 edition 2022
  • 4 companies/research centers

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