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Santa Fe County has the most important biotech sector in the country. It hosted the first Federal Bioeconomy Summit last week, completed its first biotech mission in Italy, and joined Rosario at the launch of international biotech company Eureka from Santa Fe. By articulating science and manufacturing, it leads a biorevolution in the development matrix and is positioned in the life sciences ecosystem worldwide.
“We are at a new level, a model based on consensus, strategy and investment,” said Marina Baima, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. And he said Eureka Nanobioengineering shows what happens when the public, private and academia sectors merge. “The conditions have been given for Santa Fe to be the site of the future, and long-time impact science creators now have the opportunity to take it to another level,” he said.
In his public presentation of Eureka, Governor Omar Perotti underlined that truth embodies the fertile cycle promoted by the state government with continued investment in the qualitative leap that makes it possible to support science and technology. “For many years there were anemic projects, no one took the leap; the decision was to allocate resources, increase the budget, and seek funding. We have a challenge to see ourselves as the center of the knowledge economy and value everything you do. Days,” he encouraged the scientists at the opening ceremony.
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Sergio Romano, Technological Connectivity manager at Conicet in academia, ponders the “political decision to invest in science and technology”, while company founder Damián Álvarez Paggi says that Eureka’s creation in Santa Fe is “not a coincidence, but the product of a political will.” It is a platform that develops nanobiodevices for vaccines, immunotherapy, biocatalysis, diagnostics and specialty medicine.
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The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation aims to strengthen the conditions to respond to the challenges facing the world today and works on a consensual basis with the model of public-private cooperation. Eureka Nanobioengineering is a product of the vision of growth as an ecosystem, that is, a set of interconnected technological tools to provide real solutions to different problems or needs.
“We say we’re on a new level as an ecosystem, because science in the state is above average and has built tools for our scientists to communicate with our industrialists,” Baima said. He said that more than 20 corporate platforms (Borsa and Grains, Development Associations and Foundations) have the ability to create, support the creation of technology-based companies that provide a maturity that will carry the province to higher levels. Global Life Sciences Center (Hub bio Santa Fe), to provide solutions from this province to the world as a unified platform based on all its capabilities.
The new phase has been reached with a science and technology plan defined by 120 actors representing more than 70 public and private institutions setting horizons, goals and strategies and now implemented through a Project Bank. Defining himself as an industrial designer and entrepreneur by profession and education, Baima said, “This allowed us to identify which are the first projects we should invest in as the State for the province’s science-based growth.” job.
This identified three pillars: ecosystem and governance (creation of the Knowledge Economy Council with private sector involvement); funding for prototypes (investments in the SF500 Public-Private Fund with the Santafesina Agency and the Bioceres company) and the space for incubation and technological acceleration (moving from an idea to a scalable product that can demonstrate feasibility). “This last stage was very expensive and no one was investing, we invested there and finished consolidating SF500, which aims to create the next 500 companies, and Eureka is one of them,” he said.
SF500, a $300 million fund for the next 10 years, occupies one of three places where the province contributes 10 percent and decides which company to invest in. “This participation is important because what the State invests in, generates assets is recovered as it becomes health, education and employment assets, among others,” he said.
“From there we moved forward, today we have a Knowledge Economy Registry that provides tax incentives to knowledge companies, and the Santa Fe Global Agency, which helps bring that knowledge to international trade shows, among other tools,” Baima said. said.
The new phase has been reached with a science and technology plan defined by 120 actors representing more than 70 public and private institutions setting horizons, goals and strategies and now implemented through a Project Bank.
“It’s tangible,” said Baima of Hubbio Santa Fe.
The state of Santa Fe is home to 70 biotechnology-related companies and startups like no other, exporting biotechnology to the entire world. In addition, more than 20 institutions supporting biotechnology, three public universities promoting these careers; The National University of Rosario was the first university to dictate biotechnology.
“Our scientists have a vocation to produce valuable information, and it is in public policy to accompany and address issues in the environment, health, education, security,” Baima said. A study guide for scientists in the province.
Today, we are working on biological for its sustainable nature with technology that has a positive effect; for example, bioskins, high-precision biobactericides, sustainable weed management, natural dyes. “We are industrializing through nano and biotechnology,” said the head of the state’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.