San Diego, June 20, 2017 – The NEOMED Institute and GIP GENOPOLE – the promoters of two successful national models for the development of biotechnology ecosystems – today announced the signature of a strategic cooperation agreement to explore and develop common initiatives to establish and sustain a collaborative relationship that will contribute to the growth of the biotechnology sector in and between Canada and France. Operating in two different countries, but with common goals and challenges, NEOMED and GIP GENOPOLE have recognized that there are multiple and mutual benefits to be gained by developing collaborative projects, targeting diverse areas such as joint R&D project financing, company creation and funding, transatlantic soft landing of companies, as well as strategic and logistic issues relating to the future development and sustainability of innovation ecosystems.