MT - Malta (National level)
Regional Innovation Performance (2021) Moderate
Total population (2019) 493559
Population per km² (2019) 1595
Proportion population older 65 year % 18,68%
The country's S3 priorities in the area of health have a focus on healthy living and active ageing, and e-health. In Malta the life sciences sector has a wide ranging presence in the Maltese economy, with well established operations in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the production of software for the healthcare industry, as well as a growing health tourism sector. All this has been boosted by the country’s workforce as well as effective connectivity with foreign markets.
Genomics population study; Databases and standards, linked to personalised medicine (incl. biobanks) https://www.um.edu.mt/biobank Led by the University of Malta Seventh Framework Protocol-funded project titled 'RD-Connect'
Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)
Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes - Health with a focus on healthy living and active ageing
Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?
ERDF 8.139 - The Setting Up of the Establishment for Blood, Tissue and Cell Centre (recently awarded) No website available yet
1M+Genome initiative - member
European Regions Research & Innovation Network(ERRIN)
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