Building on the Euregio’ s knowledge and expertise in the field of lipid-technologies, the projects aims at establishing an excellence platform for lipid-based research and technological solutions ("Lipid Valley"). Bringing together research institutes, clinics, industrial partners and SMEs, the platform will be built on three pillars: (1) a study component for MA and PhD students to strengthen the human capacities for lipid research in the EMR; (2) research for new analytical methods (biomarkers, biomedical materials); (3) economic valorization of the research activities through the development and market launch of new clinical products. Indeed, as underlined by the partnership, the planned research and valorization activities shall lead to patent-protected solutions which will enable the participating industrial partners, SMEs and resulting spin-offs to  gain direct advantage from their participation in the project.