The OSASUNBERRI project has the outstanding support of the Basque Government’s Department of Economic Development.
The aim of the project is to build a close, efficient and integral health sector in the Basque Country, based on the Km 0 philosophy.
Zamudio, July 20, 2022. The official signing of the Basque Government’s support for the OSASUNBERRI project took place yesterday, Wednesday, at the Zamudio Technology Park, with the participation of Estibaliz Hernáez Laviña, Deputy Minister for Technology, Innovation and Digital Transformation of the Basque Government, Asier Albizu, General Manager of BIOLAN Microbiosensores S.L and coordinator of the OSASUNBERRI project, and representatives of all the entities participating in the project. The objective of the OSASUNBERRI project is to strengthen the health sector in the Basque Country and to build a close, efficient and integral sector based on the Km 0 philosophy, capable of facing situations such as the pandemic that still accompanies us today and other future ones.
This project arises from the need to work collaboratively to overcome the limitations of addressing the challenges faced by the health sector individually. Working in cooperation will allow leading Basque entities in the sector to achieve a common objective achieve a common goal: to develop an R&D strategy to advance the state of the art and equip themselves with the necessary capabilities to overcome current barriers and challenges and thus strengthen the Basque healthcare value chain from Km 0.
With this common objective OSASUNBERRI acts in four areas of action: tests, therapy, assistance and digital connection. OSASUNTEST pursues the development of different tests. To this end, it has R&D platforms for the development of technological solutions and manufacturing capabilities for new diagnostic tests. The second area OSASUNTHERAPY addresses the application of different therapies and focuses on the implementation of R&D capabilities necessary for the development of pharmaceutical and microbiological drugs, as well as the development of cellular or rehabilitative therapies. OSASUNASSISTANCE develops post-COVID pilot spaces and increases the level of digitalization of healthcare and fosters innovation platforms. Finally, the OSASUNCONNECT area monitors competitive trends, intellectual property protection, eco-design and the integration of digitized systems.
The OSASUNBERRI collaborative initiative brings together 17 companies, of which 15 are SMEs and 2 are large pharmaceutical corporations, 5 healthcare institutions, 3 scientific-technological entities and 2 sectoral associations: BIOLAN Microbiosensores S.L. (leader), Asebio, Clínica Asunción, Basque Health Cluster, Biolan Health, C4E Consulting Services, CIC bioGUNE, Cinfa, Dhemen, Faes Farma, Galbaian, Gogoa, Hermanas Hospitalarias Aita Menni, Histocell, Ikerlat, Clínica IMQ Zorrotzaurre, Innoprot, Larrañaga Plásticos, Lazpiur, Mikrobiomik, Mizar, Naru, P4Q, Quiron Salud, Tecnalia, Tekniker and Vithas. The 27 participating entities contribute their capabilities in research and technological development, industrial design, manufacturing, certification, intellectual protection, technological surveillance, promotion and dissemination to achieve a viable and efficient solution for situations of maximum social interest such as the current one.
The support of the Basque Government signed yesterday is focused on the first phase of the project that since March 2022 is being executed by the Basque actors of the OSASUNBERRI initiative, and that will end in December of this year. A total of 23 entities will benefit from this aid, which will collaborate by adding their experience in order to achieve a close, efficient, comprehensive and sustainable management of the current needs in the field of health.
The project is among the priority projects of the Euskadi Strategic Investment Plan 2022-2024, with which the Basque Government wants to boost the Euskadi Next Program with its own resources, without waiting to receive the Next Generation Funds, in component 1 dedicated to Health and People Care.
Members of the BHC that are part of the project: