Research, the National Technology Cluster Life Sciences Trade winds in Kuwait

Massimiliano Boggetti, newly elected president of the Alisei National Technology Cluster Life Sciences – and current President of Confindustria Medical Devices – was invited by the Ambassador of Italy to Kuwait Carlo Baldocci, representing the Italian Life Sciences sector for a series of institutional meetings to be held in Kuwait City on June 29, in a close comparison with the institutional and business leaders of the area including the Minister of Health HE Dr. Khalid Mahous Sulaiman Al Saed and the President of the Chamber of Commerce, HE Mohammed Jassem Al Sager.

Among the topics planned during the visit, the research and innovation of our Life Sciences system and technology transfer will be central, a theme dear to the Cluster which also falls within the priorities of the government agenda for the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. (PNRR). A step forward for the Italian Life Sciences sector, with a view to resuming a dialogue wisely created in past decades and with the hope that these meetings can open the doors to future strategic projects for the sector, activate synergies and generate a long-term collaboration between the leaders of the two territories.

“As the newly elected President of the Alisei Cluster – says Massimiliano Boggetti – this visit represents the first of a long series of cross-border meetings that are part of a larger project that we intend to carry out during my term. I am sure that the appointments that await me in Kuwait will be an opportunity to promote the value of research and of the Italian life sciences sector in the Middle East and in the world ”.

“My trip to Kuwait gives us not only a historic opportunity, but bases its success on the ability that our country will be able to demonstrate in creating a system. I see the Alisei Cluster as a ‘catalyst subject’ of the Life Sciences, counted among the excellence of Made in Italy ”, concludes Boggetti.

“The extremely favorable dynamics of relations between Italy and Kuwait – says the Ambassador of Italy in Kuwait HE Carlo Baldocci – suggested that we investigate the opportunities to develop important synergies in the research and innovation sectors, also verifying possible strategic collaborations for the promotion of the Life Sciences sector in Kuwait and in the entire Gulf region. Relations between the two countries indicate, even in the last two difficult years marked by the pandemic, a constant and indeed strengthened trend of growth. It is positive that we are working to develop the best cooperation opportunities between Italy and Kuwait “, underlines Baldocci.

Kuwait – and more generally the Gulf countries – have always shown great interest in the Italian reality in Life Sciences, recognizing a strong connotation of excellence. The will is to be able to consolidate the exchange of know-how between the two countries, already linked by excellent diplomatic and commercial relations, to continue uphill in the investment in Life Sciences, shedding light and shining the spotlight on the creation of strategic collaborations for the promotion of the sector. The Alisei National Life Sciences Technology Cluster is confirmed as a leading promoter in the interaction between the multidisciplinary research system, the pharmaceutical-biomedical industrial fabric and public institutions in the health sector, with the aim of giving a concrete impulse to research and innovation in Italy.