Innovation in the health and social care sector to make Castilla y León (Spain) a benchmark in quality care for the older adults and dependent population is one of the main objectives of the Castilla y León Health and Social Care Ecosystem. In this regard, the ecosystem has been working on promoting collaborative innovation projects within the region’s network to make this possible with successful results.
One of the initiatives that has resulted as part of this work is the recently signed Economic Activation Plan for Zamora Capital and its Areas of Influence by the Castilla y León Regional Government together with the Zamora Council, which aims to promote the industrial development of this territory. The Zamora Innovation HUB, an ecosystem promoting strategic projects, coworking, business meetings and start-ups to contribute to the generation of quality employment linked to new technologies in the health and social care sector will be created under this plan. Under this ecosystem, it is also intended to design and implement a Living Lab aiming to develop a unique specific space for experimentation, an intermediary between the sectors of the quadruple helix of the SIVI Cluster.
Aiming to extend the network and learn from other European regions, the ecosystem has also been involved in a project proposal for the Interconnected Innovation Ecosystems Call (Regional Innovation Valleys) to stimulate innovation in Health and Life Sciences supported by deeptech, an initiative that can boost the innovation in the health and social care sector of the Castilla y León region. The participation of the ecosystem in this project would be to support the development of collaborative innovation strategies in the health and social care sector for ageing populations in European regions.
These two initiatives are the result of hard work in the previous months with which the ecosystem seeks to encourage innovation in the health and social care sector of the region, contributing to the generation of quality employment and aiming to make Castilla y León a benchmark region in quality of care for the older adult population.