The HealthTech Cluster is a cluster initiative promoted by the Government of Catalonia to foster the competitiveness of the health technology sector. It became autonomous in June 2014 when 17 founding members decided to constitute a cluster organization. This sector is defined by companies from the medical device and eHealth industries that provide technological solutions to improve the health and wellness of persons and the sustainability of healthcare systems. The cluster is led by private companies but includes most agents from the value chain, such as hospitals, universities, research and technological centers and public organizations.
In order to implement the strategic plan several working groups have been created which are led by board members.
|Public Procurement for Innovation||AQuAS i XARXA XISCAT|
|Digital Health||TICSALUT, COSTAISA, PULSO EDICIONES i OSM|
The board of directors has approved a strategic plan (2016-2018) with the following strategic areas:
|Cluster Marketing and Branding.||Networking|
|Public Procurement for Innovation||Internationalization|
|Regulatory Affairs||Innovation with Hospitals|
Most of the members of the board of directors of the HT Cluster belong to the private sector, but hospitals, research centers and the public sector are also represented.
The healthcare systems are facing a new paradigm, medicine is moving from a reactive mode based on treating disease, to a proactive mode called 4P Medicine.
And technology will be a key enabler in this transition. Thus, the mission of the HealthTech Cluster is to improve cluster competitiveness by means of promoting synergies and collaborative projects between its members.