A GROWING NETWORK OF PARTNERS A GROWING NETWORK OF PARTNERS Benito Menni Complex Assistencial en Salut Mental (Benito Menni CASM) is a group of healthcare centers that belong to the “The Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus” and is affiliated with the Generalitat de Catalunya. Their aim is to offer comprehensive, quality health and social care to all those people who suffer from mental illness or need assistance in the social and health care field, with hospitality as a central value. Benito Menni CASM stands as a forerunner in the implementation of new care techniques and devices, teaching, research, and innovation. The Clúster Salut Mental Catalunya (CSMC) is an agent that aims to create an ecosystem to promote mental health, neuroscience, and healthy ageing. The CSMC promotes the improvement of the competitiveness of companies, as well as that of their professionals through innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and internationalization. Projects that result from these synergies aim to provide a fully comprehensive support, considering bio-psycho-social aspects, for all people who suffer from central nervous system disorders throughout their lifetime, in many cases in the recurrent framework of chronicity. The Consorci Mar Parc de Salut de Barcelona is a complete services organization that offers all levels of healthcare, with significant teaching and research facilities. The Mar Hospital is the principal public health facility, while social-public health services are concentrated at the Esperança Hospital and the Forum Centre. It also has extensive provisions for mental health and addictions at the Dr Emili Mira Centre. It also has sexual and reproductive health service programs and Peracamps CUAP. Biomedical research is centred at IMIM, Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute. The Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST) is a public healthcare organization formed by a General Hospital, a Social-Healthcare Hospital, 8 Primary Care Centers, a Penitentiary Hospital, a High-Performance Sports Center – CAR, and a Nursing and Occupational Therapy School. The Terrassa Hospital comprises a total of 457 beds, it is a reference hospital for 200,710 inhabitants, and it has over 2,300 employees. Additionally, it counts with a Research Foundation (Joan Costa Roma). The Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí de Sabadell (CSPT) is a public healthcare organization (Consortium) formed by a General Hospital, with a total of 753 beds, a Social Healthcare Center, a Mental Health Center, several Primary Care Centers, a Nursing Home, a Diagnostic Imaging Center, and a Center for the Elderly. It is the reference hospital for a population of 399,729 and it has over 3,840 professionals. Additionally, it counts with a Research and Innovation Institute (I3PT). In 2014, the Hospital Sant Jaume d’Olot became the Fundació Hospital d’Olot i Comarcal de la Garrotxa (FHOCG), in a new location and a modern building. With a surface of over 27,000 m2, it has the capacity to provide service for 60,000 people. The Foundation offers specialized hospital care, chronic care, and primary care. The new Hospital offers significant healthcare improvements, in addition to new equipment. In recent years, the FHOCG has been incorporating new services and increasing its activity, such as the new Hemodialysis service and the start of the oncology activity with the collaboration of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Committed to the field of specialized acute healthcare, it is a non-profit foundation within the Generalitat de Catalunya. It has its origins in the 12th century and, since then, it has provided service to the citizens of Tarragona, especially those without other resources than charity. It belongs to SISCAT (Global Health System for Public Use in Catalonia). The foundation manages the Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla, the Hospital del Vendrell, the Medical Centre Vila-seca, the Medical Centre Tarragona Llevant and the Tarragona Cemetery. The Fundació Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers (FPHAG) is a healthcare, socio-sanitary and social care center, integrated into the comprehensive healthcare system of Catalonia. The hospital provides health care assistance both for acute and non-acute patients and it is the reference hospital Vallès Oriental, covering a population of around 400,000 people and with a total number of beds of 340. FPHAG is a university hospital where research, innovation and teaching are important in order to be a referent in health and social care, being recognized for innovation and efficiency at the core of its mission. Fundació Salut Empordà is a non-profit organization with more than 700 years of history located in Figueres (Alt Empordà). It manages three levels of care: Hospital de Figueres (specialized assistance), Social-sanitary Center Bernat Jaume, and ABS L’Escala (primary care). Fundació Salut Empordà has recently incorporated Clínica Santa Creu from Figueres, which offers care to the private patient and mutual health. Fundació Salut Empordà has more than 900 professionals, and a budget of approximately 60 million euros. Its mission is to be a health and welfare benchmark, in order to cover the needs of the population of Alt Empordà. The Hospital Universitari Son Espases is affiliated to the Sector Sanitari Ponent and includes the management of the General Hospital, the Psychiatric Hospital, the Hospital Verge de la Salut and the outpatient clinic El Carme. It belongs to the Health Service and it is the public hospital of reference for more than 330,000 inhabitants. The Institut Català de la Salut (ICS; Catalan Institute of Health) is a public company affiliated to the Department of Health. It is the largest provider of the Catalan Health Service (CatSalut), who insures a universal health coverage in Catalonia. ICS is composed by 8 large hospitals, almost 300 primary care centers, and over 160 centers specialized in additional services. In total, ICS provides health care to nearly 6 million users. Founded in 1900, MútuaTerrassa is an entity of social benefit whose mission is to serve the citizens, anticipating and solving problems related to health, social care and well-being. Specialized Healthcare services are provided via a 460-bed teaching hospital and the clinical center Aptima, and ambulatory healthcare via nine primary care centers. Social care is provided by more than 20 residential facilities all over the Catalonia region, providing care for elderly, mental health care, social care and care for people with intellectual disabilities. Furthermore, they provide insurance services and sanitary logistic management services. The Unió Catalana d’Hospitals (Catalan Hospital, Health & Social Services Association) is a membership association of health and social care services providers (hospitals, primary care organizations, providers of long-term care, mental healthcare, and social services for dependent people), integrating providers of the public Catalan healthcare system, and also private healthcare providers. Its long history endorses Catalan Hospital, Health & Social Services Association as an organization with great experience and knowledge on the healthcare sector. Quirónsalud is the leading hospital group in Spain and, together with its head Fresenius-Helios, also in Europe. It has more than 40,000 professionals in more than 125 health centers, including 50 hospitals that offer almost 7,000 hospital beds. It has the most advanced technology and a large team of highly specialized professionals of international prestige. Among its centers are the Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Centro Médico Teknon, Ruber Internacional, Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud Madrid, Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona, Hospital Universitario Dexeus, Policlínica de Gipuzkoa, Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya, Hospital Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón, etc. The Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya, Hospital Quirónsalud del Vallès and Hospital Universitari Quirónsalud Sagrat Cor are members of the HCLLC network. The Group works to promote teaching (eight of its hospitals are university hospitals) and medical-scientific research (it has the Institute of Health Research of the FJD, accredited by the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation). Also, its care service is organized in units and transversal networks that allow to optimize the accumulated experience in the different centers and the clinical translation of their research. Currently, Quirónsalud is developing a multitude of research projects throughout Spain and many of its centers carry out cutting-edge work in this field, being pioneers in different specialties such as oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, gynaecology and neurology, among others. STRATEGIC ALLIANCES CIMTI is an instrument at the service of the Catalan Health and Social System. It was created in 2016 with the aim to improve the conversion ratio of scientific research on innovation. CIMTI identifies the most relevant challenges of the health and social system in coordination with the implicated Departments of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Through its calls, CIMTI selects the best proposals to solve these challenges and accompanies the selected projects both in the maturation and implementation stages. This instrument gives support in the areas of business, market, public procurement of innovation, regulatory, clinical, technology, investment, and communication. And it contributes to the maturation of projects by facilitating work meetings with its network of experts. CIMIT is a network of word-class academic and medical institutions that partner with industry and government. Its mission is to foster collaboration among several stakeholders to accelerate innovation and catalyze the development and implementation of innovative healthcare technologies. Based in Boston (USA) and with over 20 years of experience, CIMIT has created a successful model for accelerating innovative projects in the healthcare sector. Its scope includes the full spectrum of medical innovation (e-health, drugs, and biologics). EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Its goal is to sustainably advance the foundations of healthcare and thus promote the future conditions for healthier living and wellbeing of people across Europe. At the Healthcare Living Lab Catalonia, we take part of the vast community of approximately 150 partners that empower the EIT Health network to take action and bring life-changing solutions into people’s hands. The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. It counts with over 150 active Living Labs worldwide in the network. Besides providing co-creation and experimentation activities through its members, ENoLL also acts as a platform for best practice exchange, learning and support. At the Healthcare Living Lab Catalonia, we are an accredited member of ENoLL, and we run our activities in the task forces of Health and Wellbeing, Social Innovation and Digital Rights, and Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence. We are also Reference Site of the European Network on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), an initiative launched by the European Commission to foster innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy ageing.