About Us

The Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) will connect 240 businesses with world-leading Higher Education Institutions to advance life science product development through collaborative R&D. 

Focusing on life-science technologies to support projects within Precision Medicine (Diagnostics & Therapeutics), Regenerative Medicine or Biocompatibility & Safety Evaluation, Welsh and Irish businesses can draw on expertise at Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities in Wales, and University College Dublin, The National University of Ireland Galway and Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork in Ireland.  

Interreg - podThrough open access to a unique strategic international partnership between the six world-class universities in Wales and Ireland, and Global businesses such as Unilever and GE Healthcare, businesses will have access to technological infrastructure, scientific staff and a network of leading life science innovators to develop new products, processes and services or progress existing products to market.

The Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) is a 4-year project, funded by the European Regional Development fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

CALIN will

Establish a network for life science business and academic collaboration across Ireland and Wales

Develop new products and processes to support economic growth

Create highly skilled jobs in the life sciences sector

Support inward investment

Promote science excellence across Ireland and Wales

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‌Swansea University         University College Dublin

Bangor University            The National University of Ireland Galway

Cardiff University             Tyndall National Institute

University College Cork