About us


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.

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.

Roadmap & Priorities

In line with S3, CBM promotes an open and inclusive network of actors and contributes to the Regional Innovation Health Ecosystem in the following technological and innovation development roadmaps and priorities:

Biomedical technologies and in vivo diagnostics

The development of medical devices, including diagnostic imaging systems, for the development of new products for advanced biosensors and for prosthetics; creation of biomaterials and bioreactors for regenerative medicine field and development of advanced instrumentation in the field of nanotechnologies.

In vitro diagnostics

The development of innovative technology platforms for human diagnostics and clinical evaluations of patients, for food diagnostics (quality, traceability and safety), and for veterinary and environmental diagnostics in the health sector and the development of “Omic” technologies.

Medical informatics and bioinformatics

The integration of informatics technologies into the development of new systems and software solutions for hospital informatics; social and health informatics; informatics for bio-imaging; informatics for medical laboratories; informatics for blood, tissue, and cell banks; and informatics for personalized medicine.

Innovative therapy

The development of biopharmaceuticals; biosimilars; bio-materials (e.g. for oncological, cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurodegenerative, andinflammatory diseases. Advanced biotechnological platforms for the production of drugs aimed at the treatment of rare diseases; technologies for cell therapies, gene therapies, and small molecules for personalized therapy; probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, and bioactive supplements as proactive, health-promoting foods; and advanced services to support the productions mentioned above, such as in silico methods for molecular modeling and drug toxicity.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

The design of technological solutions to make the personal living environment active, intelligent, and cooperative, products, and services related to telemedicine, telecare, home automation, health aids, and wearable devices, as well as other products and services for the prevention of diseases and disabilities in older adults and the welfare of citizens.



All of these technological innovations and priorities have to be integrated with advanced manufacturing technologies, such as big data, predictive analytics, virtualized processes, modeling and simulation, data security, cloud technologies for healthcare, high-performance computing, and Internet of Things technologies, and with sensor systems in order to offer innovation for monitoring and managing illness and improving wellness.

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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.


Chief Executive Officer

Gabriella Magurano


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.


National Technological Cluster "Blue Italian Growth” (CTN-BIG)

CBM is partner of National Technological Cluster "Blue Italian Growth” (CTN-BIG)


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CEBR - Council European BioRegion

CEBR is a network of biotechnology support professionals that support their local biocommunity through direct services including networking, incubation, partnering and cluster promotion.

It is the first network of its kind to bring together such organisations and Members will develop and implement new biotech support activities across Europe. 

CBM - Smart Health Cluster FVG is CEBR full member.

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Health Tech Cluster Switzerland

CBM is partner of Health Tech Cluster Switzerland, a network of manufacturers, suppliers, research and training institutions, service providers and investors in the field of health technology. The cluster unites companies from the medical technology, pharma, biotechnology, diagnostics and healthcare industries in a mutually profitable way, thus increasing their added value.


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Lublin Medicine Cluster

CBM has signed a Cooperation Agreement  with the Lublin Medicine Cluster.


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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.

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Contact Us


CBM scrl in liquidazione
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
  • ProESOF 2020