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FRF - Grand Est

Regional website

Regional Innovation Performance (2021): Moderate +

Total population (2019): 5525291

Population per km² (2019): 97

Proportion population older 65 year %: 20,34%


Grand Est (Alsace - Champagne-Ardenne - Lorraine) is a region in eastern France. The regions' S3 priorities in Health and Well-being include:  e-health (prevention, autodiagnostic, tele-consultation and remote monitoring);  ICT related aspects of e-health; New drugs (biotech, biomarkers, nanomaterial, genomics, chemistry and biology); Robotics & medical & surgical care (non-invasive mini surgery, micro-robots for the exploration of the body, tele-robotics and re-education, social robots for diagnosis and cognitive & emotional stimulation, robotics software); Tools for assisting diagnosis based on medical imagery (and ultra-sound); Medical implants (passive such as prothesis and active such as pacemakers); Prevention through nutrition.


The region would like to collaborate with: USA, Germany, Belgium, UK

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

Major initiatives

  1. Territoire de Santé de Demain

  2. N'Tech Santé

  3. IHU Strasbourg  Public-private Innovation Center

  4. PRIeSM  e-Health plateform  

  5. Collaborations with Germany, switzerland


Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?


  1. EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

  2. Partnership between BioValley France and MEDTEQ Québec 

Membership status

  • PM region according EC

  • S3MedTech region

  • 1M+Genome initiative - country level observer

  • European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)

Images attribution - By Niko67000 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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