Portugal Norte (PT11)
Population per km2 - 170
Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Strong -
Norte or Northern Portugal is the most populous region in Portugal, ahead of Lisboa, with a population of 3.7 million. Portugal has a vibrant and innovative research and development ecosystem and a high quality health care system.
Under the auspices of the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP), the Portuguese "Health ecosystem" is developing innovative projects in areas which include active and healthy ageing, translational and clinical research, ambient assisted living, eHealth, and health tourism. Particular strategic areas of interest include preventative, personalised and participatory medicine (diseases - neurodegenerative, cancer, cardiovascular, degenerative osteoarticular, inflammatory, infectious, metabolic).
Within Portugal universities, R&D institutions, hospitals and companies are all working in collaboration in the development of new solutions for improving human health.
Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities?
Yes - H2020 projects, NIH projects.
National level: Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation
National level: Basic Law of Health
Topics covered by policies : Population genomics initiative (cfr 1 million genomes participation); Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Education, training and skill development; Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure)
Policy document (RIS3): Yes
Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes - Health and Life Sciences: Consolidate links between research and business, especially in the areas of tissue engineering, cancer, neurosciences and surgical procedures
BIOLOGIC@ - Une perspective BioÉconomique du Futur
Digital Innovation Hubs:
iMan Norte Hub - Digital Innovation Hub for Customer-Driven Manufacturing @ Norte
Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?
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