Severozápad /Northwest Region (CZ04)

Total population (2019) 1,115,685

Population per km²  132

Proportion population older 65 year % 19,44%

Innovation Performance group (2019) Moderate -

Regional website

Výzkumný ústav balneologický, v.v.i.


Severozápad (Northwest) includes the Karlovy Vary Region and Ústí nad Labem Region.

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

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? mix of mountain and non-mountain regions

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? yes

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? yes

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

ERAPerMed?  no 

Central Europe? yes

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? country level member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  no

Vanguard Initiative? no

S3ClusSport member?  no

Policy Documents

Remarks on the use of EBM (Evidence based medicine) in spa research MUDr. Ľubomír Mankovecký, PhD. Ing. František Och, lecture Bad Kissingen

  • Balneological Care and Challenges of the 21st century František Och, Výzkumný ústav balneologický, v.v.i., International Journal of Biomedicine and Health-care – Semantic Interoperability in Biomedicine and Healthcare, IJBH 2014, 2(1): 55-57, August 2014, ISSN 1805 - 8698-1EN.pdf

Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Prediction and prevention; Electronic and mobile health solutions; Value based healthcare

RIS3 ? Yes  

PM@RIS3? no

Major Initiatives

  1. Regional Health service

  2. Regional health projects from the Regional Operational Program of the North-West Cohesion Region 

  3. countrylevel member 1+M Genomes Initiative

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 - Medium

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