SK04 - Východné Slovensko

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Moderate –

Total population (2019) 1625436

Population per km² (2017) 104

Proportion population older 65 year % 14,35%

Regional website

Košice Self-governing Region, department - health


The Eastern Slovakia Region is located in the east of Slovakia and consists of two NUTS III self-governing regions: the Košice Region and the Prešov Region, it has a population of 1,623,043 (Eurostat, 2019). The are seven RIS3 R&D priorities whichh include: Material research and nanotechnologies, ICT and Biomedicine. There is an innovation strategy for the Slovak Republic for the 2014-2020 years, which defines strategic goals to improve ability to commercialise and adapt innovations and technologies, and support the development of Slovakia to become a successful industrialised country.

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? > 50 % of surface in mountain areas

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? yes

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

S3ClusSport member? no 

Central Europe? yes

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? no

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  no

Vanguard Initiative?  no

ERAPerMed?  no

Policy document (RIS3):  No

Policy document PM@RIS3: No

Major initiatives

  1. Hollóháza - Skáros összekötő út építése / Hollóháza - Skáros výstavba spojnice 

  2.  „Transfer of know-how to ensure better care for Cystic Fibrosis patients in Zakarpatska region“ 

  3. Tovább együtt Európában / Spoločne ďalej v Európe 

Self evaluation

General perception of the implementation level of PM in the region - High

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 - Medium

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM  - High

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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