The region of Centro de Portugal has a long tradition
of production of scientific knowledge and research &
technology development, with an historical relation
between the Universities and blooming spin-off
Centro de Portugal has a high-quality offer in terms
of health economy and knowledge technologies.
The importance of the health sector to this
region can be clearly assessed in several ways:
both public and private hospitals; top quality
health sciences’ research centres; biotechnology
and pharmaceutical enterprises that develop
innovative solutions and present exceptional
results, working in consortium with national and
international companies for the creation of new
technology products and services.
The health-based strategy of Centro de Portugal
is concentrated on three main university cities:
Coimbra, Aveiro and Covilhã that became highly
competitive centres of knowledge, research and
innovation, daily performed by the most qualified
health professionals. Hence, the creation of new
technology-based enterprises focused on the
development of new solutions to improve patient
care and the efficiency of healthcare delivery.