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ES43 - Extremadura

Regional website

Population per km² (2019) : 26

Proportion population older 65 year %: 20,64%

Total population (2019): 1065424

Innovation Performance Group (2021) : Emerging +


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, 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.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? Yes - We have an on going Personalized Medicine Clinical Implementation Project -We are looking for partners to share the information and other potential applications

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

Major initiatives


  1. MedeA Personalized Medicine Clinical Implementation in the Health Care Service Implementation

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

  3. Biobank University Hospital

  4. Agreement in process with Andalucía

  5. Research Collaboration with Galicia

  6. Potential with Portugal

  7. Registry for rare diseases in Extremadura (Spain)

  8. Innovative initiatives for the promotion of active aging in the EuroACE region 2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Spain - Portugal immigration Improving the scientific excellence of the cross border cooperation area in the research field with the potential to become internationally competitive (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by: (1a) enhancing research and innovation (R&I) infrastructure and capacities to develop R&I excellence, and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest. "In recent years there has been a constant movement of patients from rural to urban areas. Within this framework of healthcare disparity within regions, the project aims to:

  • Create upgraded secondary care structures for citizens in the cross border area

  • Increase the quality of health service provision both to local and moving population (tourists, migrants etc).

  • Improve provided services

  • Eliminate the conditions excluding sensitive social groups by encouraging cross border healthcare cooperation among structures and their management

Digital Innovation Hubs:

Membership status

  • PM region according EC

  • S3P4PM region

  • 1M+Genome initiative -  country level member 

  • European Regions Research & Innovation Network

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