The Community of Madrid launches three innovative projects in healthcare to attract research

The Minister of Health participated in the conference on public procurement of new technologies.

  • The total investment amounts to 7.5 million euros, financed by the Community of Madrid and the European Union through ERDF funds
  • This purchase encourages biotechnology researchers and companies to develop their projects in the region by providing technological solutions that do not yet exist
  • Escudero stresses the importance of continuing to make progress in areas such as digitalisation, artificial intelligence and technology applied to healthcare

16 February 2021 – The Community of Madrid today presented three projects for the development of new technological solutions through Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) to improve healthcare in the Community of Madrid.

This was announced today by the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, who participated in a virtual conference attended by researchers, biotechnology innovation and healthcare technology companies. Also in attendance were the Deputy Regional Minister for Healthcare Humanisation, José María Antón, and the Director General for Research, Teaching and Documentation, Teresa Chavarría, who followed the conference from Brussels, where she is managing these research projects co-financed with European funds, as well as the managers of the La Paz, 12 de Octubre, and Getafe hospitals.

Ruíz Escudero stressed the importance of continuing to make progress in strategic areas such as digitalisation, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, biogenetic research and technology applied to health problems.

The total investment of this public procurement of innovation amounts to €7.5 million, €2.5 million for each of the three projects in this first phase, which consists of Research, Development and Innovation. The expenditure is co-financed in equal parts by the Community of Madrid and the European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).