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Catalonia Mental Health Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Sunday, 13 January, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Member of Catalonia Cluster
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Marta
Sanchez Bret
Cluster Manager
+34609331570
msanchezbret@clustersalutmental.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Appliances
Biopharmaceuticals
Technology fields: 
Health information management
Neurology, Brain Research
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Creative Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Inclusive education, Research,
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
50
Number of SME members: 
28
Number of larger company members: 
14
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Germanes Hospitalaries
Larger Company
Clinicas cita
SME
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The mission of the Mental Health Cluster of Catalonia si to promote the generation of resources applied to the development of mental health in all areas by improving the competitiveness of companies and professionals, innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration and internationalization.

The vision of the Mental Health Cluster is to be a space of confluence with a majority representation of agents from different fields: health, business, scientific, social, etc... working cooperatively to improve people´s mental health.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Canada
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Norway
Serbia
Sweden
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
sehta,
Health Tech. Cluster
Habitat Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020

Behavioral support to patients through Mobile Technologies

We will offer a mental health patient-centered solution built by hard- and software to support monitorisation and communication between the patient and their family and physicians with a minimal external intervention.

The solution will monitor and react to patient’s behaviours, freeing the families from the exhausting supervision and will integrate advanced analytics to measure the impact of therapies.

Monitorization will be achieved making use of state-of-the art wearable technologies, analytics will make use of state-of-the art of machine learning and predictive analytics, and communication will be through a friendly virtual assistant with speech and voice capabilities.

CSMC participates in Regional funded support programmes guided by Accio and plans to join national Cluster Programmes (AEI´s).

We ´re participating in RIS3- local strategies program. PECT´s 

In paral.lel our associates express their interest in starting to work in European Programmes, so we plan briefly to start innosup program, or other h2020 collaborative projects.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

2015: Catalonia Cluster Program, Bronce Level, high associate growth up to 50 associates. 4 collaborative projects presented to Ris3 initiatives, 1 Pect (local RIS3 initiatives.

More than 30 events in different categories were proposed to our associates, more than 300 people from more than 40 different companies attended.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

unique Mental Health Cluster initiative supported by high level professionals and associates. Talented people with top-ten know how, both in  running projects and international experienced in research, development, care services and technology.