Why and how to join HCP

Health Cluster Portugal: from knowledge to market

Last update

20-01-2015

Good reasons to join HCP

What’s in it for you?

Use of the HCP’s network of contacts (other Members, national and foreign organisations, other clusters, ...) in order to identify/contact potential partners and build collaborative projects.

Possibility to present R&D projects and service centres at SciPort. [Also available for non-Members]

Possibility to participate on HCP's groups on LinkedIn®, in order to access/disclose information of interest to the health sector, technology offers, partner searches and employment/internship/fellowship opportunities. [Some groups are also available for non-Members]

    Groups already created:

           - Health Cluster Portugal [Participate]
           - HCP: I&D em Saúde | Health R&D [Participate]
           - HCP: Valorização do Conhecimento | Knowledge Valorization [Participate]
           - HCP: Potencial Humano | Human Potential [Participate]
           - Do IT 

Receive by e-mail the HCP newsletter and relevant information concerning: business opportunities, partner searches, announcements of calls, funding resources, publication of relevant information/documents, ... 

Possibility to be invited to participate in projects "promoted" by the HCP. 

Presence on the HCP website, brochures, presentations, newsletters and other types of information materials used to promote HCP and its Members among all stakeholders.

Presence on the HCP Membership Directory with an organization profile (name, description, contacts, links, R&D projects, service centres, announcements, ...).

Possibility to use the "HCP Member" logo in institutional/promotional materials.

Promotion (and possible co-presence) at national and international events attended by HCP.

Possibility to post news, events, job offers, calls for awards, press releases or other relevant information in the HCP’s website, newsletter and LinkedIn® groups.

Participation in events (meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, thematic symposia, networking activities...) organized or sponsored by HCP at no cost or at a reduced price.

Participation, under special conditions, in international missions/delegations.

Participation in education and training programme events promoted/sponsored by HCP (on matters such as intellectual property, technology transfer, regulatory affairs...) at no cost or at a reduced price.

Access to high-quality services in the area of intellectual property rights, provided by world-class offices, under preferential conditions.

Agreements with:

      - Withers & Rogers LLP
      - Wolf Greenfield

Access to clinical trials insurances, under special conditions.

Agreement with:

      - Aon Portugal / QBE Insurance Company | [+info]

Purchase of relevant documentation (scientific/technological intelligence, business intelligence, market reports, ...) at special prices.

Agreements with:

      - Espicom

"Special treatment" in applications to Portugal 2020 ("via verde", "majoração", specific calls and rules, ...)*

[Please note that the "special treatment" conditions may be subject to change at any time and without notice]

* Benefits still to be defined / put in place

:: Get yourself a "special treatment" ::

<p>"Special treatment" in applications to Portugal 2020 ("via verde", "majora&ccedil;&atilde;o", specific calls and rules, ...)*</p> <p>[Please note that the "special treatment" conditions may be subject to change at any time and without notice]</p> <p><span>* Benefits still to be defined / put in place</span></p>


:: Know more, know first, and buy better ::

<p>Purchase of relevant documentation (scientific/technological intelligence, business intelligence, market reports, ...) at special prices.</p> <p>Agreements with:</p> <div align="justify">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.espicom.com/" target="_blank">Espicom</a></div> <div align="justify">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globaldata.com/" target="_blank">GlobalData</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gbiresearch.com/" target="_blank">GBI Research</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cbrpharmainsights.com/" target="_blank">CBR Pharma Insights</a></div> <div align="justify">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reportbuyer.com/" target="_blank">Piribo Ltd / ReportBuyer.com</a></div>

<p>Access to clinical trials insurances, under special conditions.</p> <p><span>Agreement with:</span></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aon.com/portugal/" target="_blank">Aon Portugal</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://www.qbeeurope.com/" target="_blank">QBE Insurance Company</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<span class="discreet"><a href="http://healthportugal.com/noticias/associados-do-hcp-com-acesso-facilitado-a-seguros" target="_blank"><strong>[+info]</strong></a></span></p>

<p>Access to high-quality services in the area of intellectual property rights, provided by world-class offices, under preferential conditions.</p> <p>Agreements with:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.withersrogers.com/" target="_blank">Withers &amp; Rogers LLP</a><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wolfgreenfield.com/" target="_blank">Wolf Greenfield</a></p>


:: Be in the right place, at the right time ::

<p>Participation in education and training programme events promoted/sponsored by HCP (on matters such as intellectual property, technology transfer, regulatory affairs...) at no cost or at a reduced price.</p>

<p>Participation, under special conditions, in international missions/delegations.</p>

<p>Participation in events (meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, thematic symposia, networking activities...) organized or sponsored by HCP at no cost or at a reduced price.</p>


:: Make your organisation more visible ::

<p>Possibility to post news, events, job offers, calls for awards, press releases or other relevant information in the HCP&rsquo;s website, newsletter and LinkedIn&reg; groups.</p>

<p>Promotion (and possible co-presence) at national and international events attended by HCP.</p>

<p>Possibility to use the "HCP Member" logo in institutional/promotional materials.</p>

<p>Presence on the HCP Membership Directory with an organization profile (name, description, contacts, links, R&amp;D projects, service centres, announcements, ...).</p>

<p>Presence on the HCP website, brochures, presentations, newsletters and other types of information materials used to promote HCP and its Members among all stakeholders.</p>


:: Find new business opportunities, new clients and new partners ::

<p>Possibility to be invited to participate in projects "promoted" by the HCP.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Receive by e-mail the HCP newsletter and relevant information concerning: business opportunities, partner searches, announcements of calls, funding resources, publication of relevant information/documents, ...&nbsp;</p>

<p>Possibility to participate on HCP's groups on LinkedIn&reg;, in order to access/disclose information of interest to the health sector, technology offers, partner searches and employment/internship/fellowship opportunities. [Some groups are also available for non-Members]</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; Groups already created:</p> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- Health Cluster Portugal&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Health-Cluster-Portugal-4481242/about" target="_blank">[Participate]</a><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - HCP: I&amp;D em Sa&uacute;de | Health R&amp;D&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/HCP-I-D-Sa%C3%BAde-Health-4539637/about" target="_blank">[Participate]</a><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - HCP: Valoriza&ccedil;&atilde;o do Conhecimento | Knowledge Valorization&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/HCP-Valoriza%C3%A7%C3%A3o-do-Conhecimento-Knowledge-4539651/about" target="_blank">[Participate]</a><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - HCP: Potencial Humano | Human Potential&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/HCP-Potencial-Humano-Human-Potential-4539657/about" target="_blank">[Participate]</a></div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Do IT&nbsp;</div>

<p>Possibility to present R&amp;D projects and service centres at <a title="SciPort" href="http://www.scienceportugal.com/en/" target="_blank">SciPort</a>. [Also available for non-Members]</p>

<p>Use of the HCP&rsquo;s network of contacts (other Members, national and foreign organisations, other clusters, ...) in order to identify/contact potential partners and build collaborative projects.</p>


By joining forces, the Members’ common goals are easier to achieve:

To create a favourable environment for Health related activities (business, R&D, health care) in Portugal.

To promote the Health sector image among society.

To strengthen the position of the HCP and the Portuguese Health sector when trying to influence relevant political issues.

To promote Portugal worldwide as a competitive player in the Health area.

To attract talent and Foreign Direct Investment.

How to become a member

In order to become a member, it is necessary to submit an application, after filling out a membership form which will be made available by the HCP services.

Member classification

Regular members: Companies (domestic, foreign and multinational) and entities belonging to the scientific and technological system which are part of the health value chain and fulfill the admission criteria and rules.

Adhering members: Other entities which may contribute for the execution of the Cluster’s activities.

Membership fees

Initial one-time membership fee (except for start-ups and patient associations) + Annual membership fee

See below how to calculate the annual membership fee (values in euros)


  Regular Members

Regular Members:

Start-ups

Regular Members:

Patient Associations

 Adhering Members
Fixed Amount  500 500 500 2500

Variable amount

(value per each employee)

10 0 0 -
Maximum fee 7200 500 500 -