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Smart Health Cluster

CBM,  acknowledged  by Regional Law 26/2005 and identified as Innovation District in Regional Law 3 of 02/20/2015, has the role of developing the potential of the Smart Health Cluster in the Italian Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in the biomedicine, biotechnology and bioinformatics sectors.

In this context, CBM has the task of creating close links between the industrial and research systems, as well as regional and national institutions in order to develop synergies covering the regional health sector. CBM is in charge of the “Smart Health” area in the framework of FVG region’s Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) and plays a leading role in building relationships between all the actors in this field - entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians, policy makers and people involved in finance and education - with the goal of promoting business innovation and social and economic growth at a regional level.

In line with S3, CBM contributes to developing a Regional innovation ecosystem in the following technological development trajectories:

Biomedical technologies, in vivo and in vitro diagnostics;

Medical informatics and bioinformatics;

Innovative therapy;

Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

As a member of the National Technological Cluster ALISEI - Advanced Life Sciences in Italy - CBM is the regional reference point and technological coordinator of Life Sciences at both national and European level.


Our numbers

The Smart Health Cluster consists of around:

  • 150 companies
  • 3 Universities
  • 14 research centres, foundations and associations operating in Life Sciences, including 2 Academic Medical Centre Hospitals (Trieste and Udine) both validated by the Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • 2 Scientific Research and Healthcare Institutes (IRCCS)
  • 4 Science and Technological Parks.

Main activities

Representation: help public administrations to define local policies and instruments; promote national and international cooperation; raise awareness on the activities performed and increase visibility on territorial and cross-border cooperation.

Technology and knowledge observatory: update the mapping of competences, and infrastructures of public research groups and enterprises operating in the BioHighTech sector; identify skills and technologies.

Multi-Stakeholder Networking: strengthen the research system supporting enterprises; map and monitor enterprises innovation needs, public research system competences and infrastructures, also by implementing network activities. Enhance research and knowledge transfer; support enterprises in access to capital; promote networking and partnership with other Clusters at regional, national and European level.

Culture and training: identify and bridge the gaps in local training needs; set up and implement long-term training processes; disseminate prevention culture, well-being and active ageing based on new training practice.



Board of Directors

President: Prof.ssa Laura Chies

Member: Prof. Michele Morgante

Member: Prof. Andrea Crismani


Advanced Life Science in Italy

CBM is partner of Advanced Life Science in Italy (ALISEI) is a technology cluster set up to encourage interaction in the health sector – a strategic area for research and innovation in Italy – between research institutions, business and public sector bodies.
CBM attends actively the working tables organised at national and international level, promoting the BioHighTech regional strategies in the  S3 field.


National Cluster Smart Living Technologies

CBM is a member of the National Cluster Smart Living Technologies, whose interest are ICT systems for ambient living, home automation, Ambient Intelligence (AI), Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) with particular attention to wellbeing, comfort, social inclusion, home care, security and health.

The cluster wants to boost, through scientific and technologic excellence, the attractiveness of investments in developing and strategic processing systems.


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The Italian Association of Technology Districts (ADITE)

The Italian Association of Technology Districts (ADITE) has been established in 2006 by 4 Italian Technological Districts

  •     CBM - Cluster Smart Health of Friuli Venezia Giulia region
  •     Fondazione Torino Wireless Foundation -  Regional Innovation Cluster on ICT and Multimedia
  •     IMAST -Technological District of Polymer engineering
  •     Veneto Nanotech - The nanotechnology district

The aim of ADITE is to better the capability of networking of the Technological Districts, there fore contributing to accelerate the technological innovation in the socio economic system.


ISO 9001 -2008

The services provided by laboratories are certified  to ISO 9001 2008, a Quality Management standard based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improve. CBM laboratories got certified in 2016 and since then have undergone a bsuccesfully yearly surveillance.

Cluster Management

CBM has been recently awarded with the Bronze Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI, www.cluster-excellence.eu/quality.html). The prestigious award goes to those Cluster management organizations that are benchmarked under the ESCA - European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis-benchmarking approach by one of the ESCA experts and demonstrate their interest in striving for excellence. CBM has undergone the benchmarking analysis last June and positively responded to the 36 indicators regarding the structure of the cluster, the cluster management and the governance of the cluster, financing of the cluster management, services provided by the cluster management, contacts and interaction within the cluster and achievements and recognition of the cluster.

Bronze Label

Contact Us


CBM scrl
Strada Statale 14 km 163.5
34149 Trieste

Tel: +39 040 375 7703
Fax: +39 040 375 7710
E-mail: info@cbm.fvg.it
PEC: cbmscrl@pec.it

  • ministero dell'istruzione dell'universita e della ricerca
  • regione fvg
  • Area Science Park