Population per km2 - 234
Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Moderate +
The North-Eastern region of Cataluña is one of Spain’s most prosperous. It has population of 7.3 million. With strong government backing, the region is now focused on developing its capabilities in personalised medicine and the use of big data.
The Catalan government’s Research and Innovation in Health Directorate have stated that personalised medicine is a key priority for the region. The science and infrastructure are already available, the goal is to move to make personalised healthcare an area of interest and build on the available assets that exist within the region.
Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? Yes
National level: Recommendations proposal for a state strategy
National level: A status report about personalized medicine in Spain
Topics covered by policies : Population genomics initiative (cfr 1 million genomes participation); Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Specific disease related research; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Genetic counselling; Public awareness, patient participation with respect to Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health
Policy document (RIS3): Yes
Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes
La Meva Salut (LMS) (My Health) https://web.gencat.cat/en/tramits/que-cal-fer-si/catsalut-la-meva-salut/
Digital Innovation Hubs:
Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?
CeLac and European consortium for a personalized medicine approach to Gastric Cancer
IndividualizedPaediatricCure: Cloud-based virtual-patient models for precision paediatric oncology
EUCANCan: a federated network of aligned and interoperable infrastructures for the homogeneous analysis, management and sharing of genomic oncology data for Personalized Medicine
SPIDIA for Personalized Medicine - Standardisation of generic Pre-analytical procedures for In-vitro DIAgnostics for Personalized Medicine
ERA-Net Cofund in Personalised Medicine
European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)
European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM)
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