PT30 - Região Autónoma da Madeira

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Moderate

Total population (2019) 253945

Population per km² (2017) 319

Proportion population older 65 year % 16,66%

Regional website

Health Administration Institute (IASAUDE, IP-RAM)

Madeira (regional capital: Funchal) is an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, with a population of 255,000. The following strategic priority areas have been selected in Madeira's RIS3 framework: Tourism; Sea technologies and resources; Health and wellness; Agro-food quality; Sustainability and infrastructure asset management; Bio-sustainability; Energy, mobility and climate change; Information and communication technologies (ICT).

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

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

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? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

S3ClusSport member? 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

ERAPerMed? no

Vanguard Initiative? no

Policy documents

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

J - Information and communication technologies; Q -   Human health and social work activities; M - Professional, scientific and   technical activities

Scientific domain NABS Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation: NABS04 - Transport, telecommunication and other infrastructures;   NABS07 - Health; NABS12 - General advancement of knowledge: R&D financed   from General University Funds (GUF); NABS13 - General advancement of   knowledge: R&D financed from other sources than GUF

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation objectives: D - Digital transformation; E - KETs; G - Public   health & security; I - Social innovation

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes - Health and well-being - Ageing, genetic and infectious diseases, oncology

Major initiatives

  1. "Programa Humaniza"  

  2. Serviço de Saúde da Região Autónoma da Madeira, E.P.E.  Public

  3. Digital Innovation Hub:

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 - High

Rate of the need for increasing support/funding for PM activities in the  region - Very 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 NuclearVacuum - File:EU-Portugal with islands circled.svg, 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