North (PT11)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Porto
  • Region size icon 21.286 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 3.587.882 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 64.708,55 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 30,17 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 6,00 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 1,81 (2020)
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Marine and Maritime Technologies Link applied engineering technologies with marine resources and economic activities (blue growth)
Specialised professional services Promote ICT competences for e-government solutions and develop near-shoring
Health and Life Sciences Consolidate links between research and business, especially in the areas of tissues, cancer, neurosciences and surgical procedures
Symbolic Capital, Technology and Tourism Add value to the cultural resources of the region, taking advantage of established scientific and technological capabilities, notably in the areas of management, marketing and ICTs, and their links to tourism
Culture, Creativity and Fashion Explore the potential of the creative industries (notably in design and architecture), new materials for innovative products, design based consumer goods, notably clothing and footwear, accessories, furniture and jewelry.
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Key Enabling Technologies notably Advanced Manufacturing Systems, nanotechnologies, materials and ICTs
Mobility and Environmental Industries Build on scientific competencies in production and material technologies, and their links with the aeronautical sector (airbus and Embraer) in order to technoligically upgrade the automotive supply chain including molds, while supplying other sectors with high technical demands, notably aeronautics.
Food and Environmental Systems Link local agricultural products of high added value with scientific and commercial competencies to develop related products and services such as functional food and local gastronomy, targeted at the most promising segments of new market demand.

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities

Digital Innovation Hubs

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