An operational model that integrates a complete strategy for innovation
As a key innovation player, NORTEXCEL will position itself as an integrator and broker, creating an umbrella to coordinate and merge knowledge (lower TRLs) created in the existing R&D centres by integrating those multiple knowledge bases to develop applied research (TRLs 6-9) and technology transfer, hence becoming a champion on innovation – an innovation company.
The legal structure that hosts the centre of excellence in medical technologies
NORTEXCEL actions of Pillar I will promote applied research and technology transfer activities, with focus on vertical domains of medical technologies, for the development of novel competitive solutions and creation of economic value.
NORTEXCEL will actively pursuit of an enlarged and permanent mobility and international exchange practice for researchers and staff, and to attract to NORTEXCEL activities some of the best national and European organizations within the concerned fields.
NORTEXCEL will become an innovation company and its implementation strategy includes the aim of contributing to develop and foster a local ecosystem nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship in the smart application areas of medical technologies.
NORTEXCEL privileges a targeted approach of its activities to areas that have the potential to be innovative and competitive at an international level, given the physical and human resources as well as the critical mass existent in the Norte region. Therefore, the centre acts in 3 main cross cutting R&D+I areas – cancer, cardio and care – gathering high level knowledge in advanced materials, medical technologies and ICT.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES