EL30 - Aττική (Attiki)

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Moderate +

Total population (2019) 3,742,235

Population per km² (2017) 989

Proportion population older 65 year % 20,74%

Regional website

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School




Aττική, or the Attica Region is an administrative region of Greece, that encompasses the entire metropolitan area of Athens, the country's capital and largest city, it has a population of 3.75 million. The region aims to strengthen its capacities and develop infrastructure among local authorities, educational and research centres private SMEs and to become a leading metropolitan centre for innovation research, production and export in the wider region of Eastern Mediterranean. In order to do so, the region will utilise its competent scientific and technical human capital. In this context, the RIS3 priorities are: Sustainable economy of needs – this includes: Medicine - Health; Smart city, smart building, smart transport; Environmental technology; Energy: RES, energy saving, smart grids Agri-food; Materials - Construction.

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

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? Athens is surrounded by mountains

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? yes

InnoStars Region? yes 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

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 member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  no

Vanguard Initiative? no

S3ClusSport member? no

Policy documents

Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Specific disease related research; Prediction and prevention

  • NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health   related to Research and Innovation objectives

  • Scientific domain NABS Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation

  • Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation   objectives

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Major initiatives


  1. The Greek Research Infrastructure for Personalised Μedicine  

  2. Hellenic Precision Medicine Network on Cancer  

  3. Upgraded Health Structures in the Cross Border Area

  4. Unified information system for exchanging information between primary health units in the cross-border area for emergency health cases

  5. An INTEgrated broadband telecommunication pilot teleservices-platform for improving health care provision in the Region of MEDiterranean

  6. Digital Innovation Hubs:

Self evaluation

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

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 -Very High

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

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

Image attribution

By TUBS - Own workThis W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Adobe Illustrator.This file was uploaded with Commonist.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this file:  Greece location map.svg (by Lencer)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14520835

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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