ES22 - Comunidad Foral de Navarra

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Moderate

Total population (2019) 649946

Population per km²  62

Proportion population older 65 year % 19,80%


Navarre is an autonomous community and province in northern Spain with a population of 647,000. The regions' S3 priorities include a focus on public health and security and public health and well-being in the areas of health care services and bio medicine.  The region Is Involved in a number of major initiatives including NAGEN 1000, DIANA and PharmaNAGEN.

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? yes 

Mountain ?> 50 % of population live & > 50 % of surface in mountains

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? yes 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? yes 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? yes

ERAPerMed? yes 

Central Europe? no

S3ClusSport member?  no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? country level member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)? yes

MedTech4Europe? no

Vanguard Initiative? yes

Policy documents

  1. Regional - Ley Foral 15/2018, de 27 de junio, de Ciencia y Tecnología  

  2. Regional - Plan de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación  

  3. National - Ponencia de estudio sobre genómica, Comisión de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social Senado. (543/000006)  


  5. Regional - ICPerMed Best Practice Award 

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

Major initiatives


  1. NAGEN 1000

  2. DIANA: Diagnóstico biomédico e Innovación Abierta en Navarra

  3. PharmaNAGEN

  4. Pregraduate Medical School Itinerary

  5. Primary school dissemination

  6. Biobank

  7. Supercomputing

  8. Bioinformatics


  10. Population registry of rare diseases of Navarra (Spain) 

  11. Actividad Nutrición Educación Transfronteriza Obesidad 

  12. Transfer of biomedical RTDI results and their valorization in the Pyrenees area

  13. 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 - 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 - High

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

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM - 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:  Spain location map.svg (by NordNordWest).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this file:  España-Canarias-loc.svg (by Miguillen)., 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