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Nowadays, there is a disconnection between SMEs from the healthcare sector and end users. This disconnection causes the development of solutions that do not solve real needs of the end-users, and an increase in time and investment to develop solutions that will ultimately reach the market. We created the Healthcare Living Lab Catalonia to bridge the gap between SMEs and entities from the healthcare sector and allow a fast and efficient collaboration to develop and validate innovative solutions.



The platform coordinator of the Healthcare Living Lab Catalonia

LEITAT Foundation is a non-profit public foundation constituted by the Association ACONDICIONAMENTO TARRASENSE (LEITAT Technology Center) registered with the number 1017 of the Register of Foundations of the Protectorate of the Ministry of Education and Science (BOE nº 12193 of February 28, 2008, whose purposes include the promotion of research, technological development and innovation within the different economic sectors. Due to its purposes, the Foundation's beneficiaries will be universities, research centres, the scientific community and the business sector that promote research, development and technological innovation.

LEITAT is a Technological Center, recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government, that aims to collaborate with companies and institutions by adding technological value, both to products and processes, and focuses its activity on research, development and industrial innovation (R+D+2i).
As a Technological Partner, the Center is clearly committed to adapting and transforming the technological challenges into economic and social value. Since its foundation in 1906, LEITAT has prioritized its vocation of proximity by strengthening the principles of professionalism and respect to people and environment at the same time.
This Center promotes the implementation of industrial innovation strengthening modernization of the productive structures and the development of new high technology value products in many different sectors. LEITAT provides flexible management in an “Open Innovation” as collaborative and cooperation driving force for technology transfer.
With a total of 346 employees, LEITAT is currently managing over 90 European Innovation projects from different technological sectors.