The “Territorial Competitiveness Specialization Project of Mataró-Maresme: innovation ecosystem for caring cities" is managed by the City Council of Mataró which, working in conjunction with the Maresme Health Consortium, TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme, Eurecat, the Hospital de Sant Jaume and Santa Magdalena Foundation and the Maresme Foundation, will promote specific actions in the field of care and support for active ageing. The initiative, with a budget of 4.6 million euros, has been 50% subsidized by the Government of Catalonia as a project within the framework of the RIS3CAT strategy and the Catalonia ERDF 2014-20 OP.
New state-of-the-art care facilities will be set up at the Hospital de Sant Jaume i Santa Magdalena covering 2,300 m² where most of the actions of the agents involved will be carried out.
The presentation was attended by representatives of the Maresme Health Consortium, the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation, the Eurecat Foundation, the Hospital de Sant Jaume and Santa Magdalena Foundation, and the El Maresme Foundation as the agents who will carry out actions within the framework of the project and also by the Maresme County Council and the TIC Salut Social Foundation, represented by its director, Josuè Sallent, who are collaborating on the project.
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Josuè Sallent, TIC Salut Social director[/caption]
"Mataró-Maresme: innovation ecosystem for caring cities" aims to develop and implement innovative models and solutions in the territory that support active ageing and care for fragile, dependent, chronically ill or disabled people, through research processes, technological development and the generation and transfer of knowledge between the agents involved, as a basis for job creation and high added-value economic activities.
The project budget is €4,612,992.74 for an initial duration of two years, half of which is funded by the Government of Catalonia within the framework of the Catalonia ERDF 2014-20 OP. Territorial Competitiveness Specialization Projects are projects that contribute to the deployment of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization of Catalonia (RIS3CAT). They are initiatives implemented and promoted at the local level with a strong innovative component for the economic transformation of the territory and for the generation of sustainable economic activity and employment.