The signing of a partnership agreement between five international clusters and MultiHelix AB in June 2016 was the start of Twins' International MultiHelix, or in short TIM. TIM will facilitate investments and partnering, and represents collaboration in the life sciences and technologies between science parks and clusters in North America and Europe.

At present TIM consist of: (click their name for more info, new page will open)

Medicon Village , Lund, Sweden

Life Science Hub Wales, Cardiff, Wales

Happy Aging, LifeTechValley, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Sherbrooke Innopole, Sherbrooke, Canada

Inartis Foundation / Health Valley, Renens, Switzerland

These Science and technology parks have a joint vision to create a transregional/transatlantic Life Science "supercluster", addressing and solving societal challenges to improve  health and wellbeing. Partners’ joint mission is to collaborate internationally to prosper regionally. 

Rational for collaboration between the founding twin partners of the TIM cluster in Life science was thus identified as creating a support system for the science and technology park members in order to:

  1. Get easier access to new markets & opportunities
  2. Ease growth of business and practices
  3. Gain access to local expertise/ knowledge of Life Science markets
  4. Initiate new collaboration projects for bigger impacts, addressing global issues
  5. Strengthen necessary capacities such as skills, funding, use of research infrastructure etc.
  6. Share expertise and knowledge

You can read much more about Twin's International Multihelix background and objectives if you download this document