In June 2016, the Generalitat approved 5 RIS3CAT Communities corresponding to the five areas identified as priority: Technologies Applied to Health (coordinated by LEITAT), Digital applications in biotechnology and health therapies (coordinated by Biocat), Sustainable Energy and efficient (coordinated by IREC), Healthy and Safe Food (coordinated by IRTA) and Ecological Mobility (coordinated by Ficosa).
The RIS3CAT is the strategy of research and innovation for the smart specialization of Catalonia being a road map of the Generalitat of Catalonia to revive the economy and reorient the productive sector towards a more intelligent economic model. With RIS3CAT, the Catalan Government puts research and innovation as a driving force for economic growth that allows to generate new economic activity and new jobs by supporting the generation and development of innovative projects.
In this context, the Generalitat through ACCIO certifies the Technological Center LEITAT as a coordinator of the Community Applied Technologies for Health (TAS-CAT) to promote innovation in medical technologies within the ecosystem of innovation.
The Community Technologies Applied to Health coordinated by LEITAT has the main objective of creating a space for collaboration and joint work in the health field that responds to the demands and challenges of the different agents that make up the health system. More than 110 representative members of the Catalan healthcare network participate in this community and the Community Action Plan is set up by 4 projects focusing on priority specialization areas of Technologies imported into Health and Big Data in Health. The 3-year program of action includes entities such as the Hospital Sant Jan de Déu, the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron, the Terrassa Health Consortium, the Parc Taulí, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Intelligent Pharma, IDNEO, EAP Centelles, INERO, etc.