Cluster of Health, Innovation and Community


C.H.I.CO. Cluster of Health Innovation and Community, the first Health Cluster of the Lazio region (Italy), is a private not-for-profit membership organisation for international Life Science and Healthcare sectors.

The shareholders of the Cluster organisation are Health Authorities, Universities, Research Institutions, Hospitals and pharmaceutical, biomedical, information technology, functional food, agribusiness companies. C.H.I.CO.’s mission is to maximize the global competitiveness of the Cluster members by developing relationships, promoting the cooperation for innovative pharma-food projects to develop breakthrough products in nutrition and health using natural resources to ensure a sustainable economic growth. The science and technology developed by the members based on research, development and commercialisation of healthcare innovations will radically improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Cluster organization is a network of Health Authorities, Universities, Research Institutions, Hospitals and pharmaceutical, biomedical, information technology, food, agribusiness companies.
The Cluster represents the interests of all its members and the role is to facilitate and support them in their innovative processes development as a main factor of competitiveness.
The main aim is to create guidelines for the development of the Life Science sector at national and international level that would increase the impact of the innovative projects of the actors involved on key economic players.
Clusters’ activities contribute to improvement of the competitive position of participating members enhancing their capacity for innovation and this way sustaining productivity growth.


Better together

  • Specialised Enterprises, Health Authorities, Universities, Research Institutions and Hospitals can cooperate closely together to be more innovative and to create more jobs
  • Easiness to transfer knowledge and technology from research departments to the various industrial sectors in order to develop innovative projects
  • Promotion and research for national and international business opportunities and commercial partnerships
  • Development of industrial and commercialization projects mainly on Cluster members’ priority thematics
  • Stimulation of added value interactions among the shareholders of the Cluster organisation to create synergies complementarities and to promote all relevant collective initiatives
  • Creation with all regional, national and EU partners of an adequate environment for development of innovation projects, specially for Life Science sector
  • Possibility of participation to European programmes in the framework of the smart specialization strategy regarding the new operational EU programmes 2015-2020
  • Planning of training programmes focused on the needs of C.H.I.CO.’s members

eHealth 360° Summit 2016 – save the date


European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) is organizing an international summit focused on eHealth (eHealth360°) which will be held from June 14 to June 16 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

eHealth 360° Summit 2016 is a unique event bringing a 360 degree perspective on mobile and electronic health. The Summit will gather experiences and innovative ideas from projects and activities in this topic with the aim to coach involved people on the whole path between research to innovation and all the way through to commercialization of ideas, projects and technologies.


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C.H.I.CO. Cluster of Health Innovation and Community

Via di Castel Romano n.100 c/o Consorzio Tecnopolo di Castel Romano 00128 Rome
General Manager
Dott.ssa Sara Pisano Cell.: +39.340.5450662
Secretary's office
Tel. 06.91519107