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  EU-Malaysia Biotechnology Business Partnership 2007 (EUM-BIO) is a Business Match Making project co-funded by the Asia Invest II Programme of the European Commission (EC) and is jointly promoted by Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) and two European Partners, i.e. European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio) from Belgium and Association for the BioPharmaceutical Industry (BioFarmind) from The Netherlands.

The main objective of this project is to establish long term business and technology co-operation by arranging one-on-one partnering meetings between biotech companies and research institutions (inclusive of universities) from the 25 member states of EU and Asia/Malaysia to formalise business partnership such as technology transfer, R&D, trading of biotech products, venture capital investment, contract manufacturing, contract research, etc., via the event. The emphasis will be on Bio-agriculture, Bio-healthcare, Bio-manufacturing and Bioinformatics. The project is timely and aligns with the EU-Malaysia agenda to promote the biotechnology industry.


To increase economic co-operation between EU and Malaysian biotech companies by organising direct business partnering opportunities for trade, investment, technology co-operation or technical assistance in the biotechnology industry.

To strengthen the capacity among EU and Malaysian biotech companies via several business familiarisation activities and create the basis for new long-term partnerships within four selected sub-sectors i.e. Bio-agriculture, Bio-healthcare, Bio-manufacturing and Bioinformatics.

About Asia Invest Programme

Asia Invest is an European Union (EU) initiative that aims to promote and support business co-operation between companies in EU and Asia. The programme provides assistance to intermediary organisations to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as to strengthen the business environment to increase trade and investment flows between the two regions. It supports economic co-operation between Europe and Asia through business to business match-making opportunities, partnership-building and capacity strengthening activities.

Asia-Invest was launched in 1998 and has since entered its second phase of implementation for 2006-2007 with a Commission contribution of EUR 20 000 000.