Fundació Eurecat (EURECAT)
Fundació Eurecat is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. Providing the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, it offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. The range of services offered by the center are primarily focused on: applied R&D, technological services, information technology consulting, highly specialized training, product and service development, and promotion and distribution of technological innovation. In a progress of rationalization of public structures, Eurecat in 2013 has absorbed through an UTRO several public research centers of Catalonia, among which BDIGITAL Technological center, that has been the partner of several EC projects and coordinator of SAAPHO project. Eurecat aims its services at all business sectors but especially at seven key strategic areas of RIS3Cat: Food, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems, Design-based Industries, Industries related to sustainable mobility, Health Industries and cultural, experience-based industries. Eurecat is the result of the integration of the most important technology centers from the TECNIO network. Combines the experience of over 450 professionals, generating an annual income of €38M. The new center serves over a thousand businesses, participates in over 100 national and international R&D&i high-level strategic projects, and has 36 international patents and 9 technology-based companies. It is made up of eight centers in Catalonia and one more in Latin America (Brazil) EURECAT’s main eHealth research lines are: Personalised Computational Medicine (PCM) and Integrated Continuous Care (ICC). The eHealth research group aims to explore new technologies to create new services and better products, which will contribute added value to users. EURECAT staff consists of 90 professionals with multidisciplinary and complementary backgrounds in different ICT fields. The eHealth R&D group of EURECAT has a strong expertise on technologies for rehabilitation support and remote therapy; interoperability of medical applications and electronic health records; evidence-based medical decision support systems; medical oriented social networks; accessible and assistive technologies for the elderly and the disabled; ontologies for representing medical knowledge; and technologies for supporting nutritional research.