DK05 - Nordjylland

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Strong +

Total population (2019) 589755

Population per km² (2017) 76

Proportion population older 65 year % 21,40%


The Region of Central Denmark had a population of 1.3 million. The Central Region in Denmark defines itself as a globally competitive region and among the best in Europe. The regions’ S3 priorities include a focus on: Tourism and experience economies; Construction industry; Energy: Food; Health and life science; Intelligent transport; Maritime sector.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? No

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? yes 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? yes

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

ERAPerMed  no 

Central Europe? no

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? country level observer

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  yes

Vanguard Initiative? no

S3ClusSport member? no

Policy documents

  1. National National strategi for Personlig Medicin 2017-2020 

  2. Regional Handlingsplan for personlig medicin 

Topics covered by policies : Population genomics initiative (cfr 1 million genomes participation); Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data (infrastructure); Genetic counselling; Public awareness, patient participation with respect to Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health

Databases and standards, linked to personalised medicine (incl. biobanks)

Policy document (RIS3): No

Policy document PM@RIS3: No

Major initiatives

  1. Relapsprojektet

  2. BIC

  3. Action plan on personalised medicine

  4. Biomarker Commercialization 

  5. KASK innovation 

  6. Digital Innovation Hub:

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 - Very 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 - Medium

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

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

Image attribution

By TUBS - Own workThis W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Adobe Illustrator.This file was uploaded with Commonist.• based on File:Denmark location map.svg by NordNordWest, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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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