The European Lead Factory builds on an established partnership between public and private organisations, designed to promote innovation by ensuring in-depth collaboration, honest brokerage and enhanced communication.

With currently 20 international partners and 14 former partners, the EU Lead Factory capitalises on the innovation of academia, the agility of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the experience and resources of the large pharmaceutical partners that are members of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).