This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320021
READi for Health participated in the cross-regional workshop organised by the Spanish Network on R & D policies on the 3 and 4 December at the headquarters of the Galician Innovation Agency (Santiago de Compostela), on R & D + I in healthcare.
After the opening, under the title "smart specialization in health in Spain: Challenges and Opportunities", the regions of Galicia, Navarre, the Basque Country and Andalusia offered a review of the inclusion of the health priority in their respective RIS3.
Following the regional approach, an overview of the R&D and innovation activities at a national level was provided including ITEMAS initiatives such a platform for innovation in medical technology and health to develop innovation in hospitals, and the PRIS project launched by the National Ministry, focused on pre-commercial procurement.
Next round tables were focused on new drugs, key enabling technologies (KET), for health or health technologies, diagnostic and personalized medicine. The day ended with a section on care innovation, ICT and telemedicine. The second day began with a discussion table dedicated innovative public procurement in the health sector, which included the presentation of some success stories promoted by the Xunta de Galicia and the University of Cordoba, ending with a section on interregional cooperation initiatives health, that included the main findings of the READi for Health project
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