The Microfluidic Valley was created around the Elvesys Microfluidic Innovation Center. Elvesys, Deep Tech company specialized in microfluidic equipment, was founded in 2011 by three young researchers that had decided to leave academia and focalize on turning their ideas into products that would be useful for researchers in all scientific fields around the world. Since its creation, the goal of Elvesys has been to prepare Europe for the currently ongoing technological revolution in biotechnology and NBIC (nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science). We believe that microfluidics will be at the heart of this technological revolution, as it is the basis for the development of new POC (point of care) devices, new biological model systems (organ-on-chip technology) and has the potential to accelerate and facilitate molecular diagnostics, medical testing and drug development. In order to achieve this goal, it became clear that it is crucial to unite forces with other pioneering companies specialized in the same technology in one consortium – the Microfluidic Valley.