Extremadura (ES43)


Extremadura is an autonomous community of the western Iberian Peninsula with a population of 1 million. The strategic activities of the region include a focus on socio-health care and those aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Thus, tele-medicine, tele-care, or the development of applications for care and assistance in the home, as well as the monitoring of chronic patients.

The region also has a focus on the use of the use of "ohmic" techniques (genomics, proteomics, among others), and the development of health technologies, medical devices and new drugs. The health sector is also focussing on making infrastructure and public services a model of a "living laboratory" in which to generate and validate technologies that improve the quality of life of citizens.

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Policy documents


  1. National level: Spanish Senate: Initiative for national strategy for genomics medicine and personalized medicine   

  2. National level: Spanish National Initiatives Survey (Private- Roche Institute)   

Major initiatives


  1. MedeA - Personalized Medicine Clinical Implementation in the Health Care Service https://www.proyectomedea.es

  2. Clinical Research Center. Personalized Medicine Unit Clinical Implementaron Unit. 

  3. Biobank University Hospital 

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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