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