Śląskie (PL22)

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Moderate -

Total population (2019) 4488998

Population per km² (2017) 371

Proportion population older 65 year % 18,68%

Regional website

Marshal Office of Slaskie Voivodeship



Śląskie (Upper Silesia) is located in the southern part of Poland. The voivodship (from the south) bordering the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The regions’ S3 priorities include a focus on energy, medicine (including ageing societies; public health and well-being and public health & security), ICT, emerging industries, and the green economy.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes - R&D projects in a field of personalised medicine

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? Non-mountain

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? yes

S3MedTech region? yes 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? yes

S3ClusSport member? no 

Central Europe? yes

MedTech4Europe? yes

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? country level observer

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)? yes

Vanguard Initiative? no

ERAPerMed? no

Policy documents

- Regional Technology Programme of Slaskie Vovodeship

Topics covered by policies : Population genomics initiative (cfr 1 million genomes participation); Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions

  • Regional Reimbursement of e- and mobile health applications ris.slaskie.pl 

  • Regional Databases and standards, linked to personalised medicine (incl. biobanks) ris.slaskie.pl

  • Regional Education and training, linked to personalised medicine ris.slaskie.pl

NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health   related to Research and Innovation objectives: C.21 - Basic pharmaceutical products and   pharmaceutical preparations; C.26 - Computer, electronic and optical   products; C.28 - Machinery and equipment n.e.c.; C.32 - Other manufacturing;   J - Information and communication technologies; Q - Human health and social   work activities; M - Professional, scientific and technical activities

Scientific domain NABS Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation: NABS06 - Industrial production and technology;   NABS07 - Health;NABS12 - General advancement of knowledge: R&D financed   from General University Funds (GUF); NABS13 - General advancement of   knowledge: R&D financed from other sources than GUF; NABS99 - Total   R&D appropriations

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation objectives: D - Digital transformation; E - KETs; G - Public   health & security; H - Service innovation

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Major initiatives

  1. S3martMed

  2. Medtech4Europe

  3. Silesian Park of Medical Technology Kardio-Med Silesia in Zabrze (KMS) A Centre of New Technologies and the place of scientific research and implementation of innovative projects: in medicine, biotechnology and healthcare.

  4. The Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development. It has implemented a well-developed, funded by own funds training-scholarship programme in the field of cardiosurgery since its inception, the objective of which is to improve professional qualifications of medical practitioners in Poland and abroad.

  5. The Silesian Heart Disease Centre conducted in the field of cardiology, cardiosurgery, transplantation, diabetology, but also elementary sciences.

  6. Silesian Center for Engineering Medicine and Sport at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. Innovations will focus on telemedicine and solutions that will enable remote communication with the patient, diagnostics and advice. IT areas that will streamline patient data management so that healthcare is more effective will also be key.

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

"MEDPIG" - "Wprowadzenie do praktyki klinicznej oryginalnej polskiej wszczepialnej wirowej pompy wspomagania serca oraz systemu zdalnego monitorowania i nadzorowanej zdalnie rehabilitacji pacjentów na wspomaganiu serca", akronim: "RH ROT".

The main objective of the RH-ROT – NCBiR project is to increase the usage of mechanical circulatory support systems in treating heart failure in Polan.

The project consists of:

• implementation of an innovative centrifugal pump supporting circulatory system in the long-term – the original Polish ReligaHeart ROT system – and deploying it into pilot production and clinical practice,

• development and implementation of a nationwide system of remote monitoring of out-patients with implanted LVAD-type centrifugal pumps (for a variety of currently available circulatory support devices) into clinical practice,

• development and implementation of a new model of complex cardiovascular rehabilitation for in- and out-patients with implanted LVAD-type centrifugal pumps (remote tele-rehabilitation and monitoring for out-patients).


System interaktywnej rehabilitacji kręgosłupa i postawy w aspekcie dynamicznej, spersonalizowanej stymulacji D4S"

“Novel Bone Regeneration Drug Osteogrow: Therapeutic Solution for Lumbar Back Pain“

Self evaluation

General perception of the implementation level of PM in the region - Medium

Rate of the need for developing and implementing PM in the region - High

Rate of the need for increasing support/funding for PM activities in the region - High

Rate of the need for increasing the capacity of PM skills in the region - Very High

Rate of the genomics literacy of the citizens in the region - Low

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM - High

Image attribution


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium