Population per km2 - 80
Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Strong -
Centro, or Central Portugal has a population of 2.3 million. The region has three public universities: the University of Coimbra, the Aveiro University; and the University of Beira Interior. There are also five state-run polytechnical institutes: Castelo Branco Polytechnical Institute; Coimbra Polytechnical Institute; Guarda Polytechnical Institute; Leiria Polytechnical Institute; and Viseu Polytechnical Institute.
S3 priorities include a focus on health and well-being and building on strong Institutions (hospitals, HEIs and research), natural resources and assets and a focus on ageing. The region is involved in a number of major initiatives including In2Genome, OncoAlvo, and GenomePT.
Regional Centro Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation
Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions
Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?
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