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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 30 June, 2014
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Manel
Pretel
Cluster Manager
+34 661 873 342
mpretel@healthtechcluster.com
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Health information management
Sensors & Wireless products
S3 EU priority areas: 
Open data & sharing of public sector information
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Digital Health
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
40
Number of SME members: 
27
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
6
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: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The mission is to improve the healthtech business competitiveness in Catalonia.

•Critical Mass and Visibility •Industry-Hospital Parterships •Cross-Sector Partnerships •International Alliances •Networking Activities

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
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: 
Colombia
Mexico
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
South Africa
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

MEDICA/Brokerage Event 

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
MassMEDIC in Boston
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

IRC (Regional). As part of the cluster support program of the Catalan Goverment (ACCIO) to fund  activities aligned with our strategic plan. 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

In the last year, we have generated different col·laborations between cluster members such as trade missions, innovation projects,talent attraction, knowledge map of the cluster and an innovation market with over 60 business opportunities. 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Open to international aliances, knowledge and capabilities, cross-sector experience, state of the art technology and strong links with the hospitals in Catalonia.