Centre (PT16)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Coimbra
  • Region size icon 28.199 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 2.235.752 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 40.977,60 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 19,11 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 5,30 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 1,43 (2020)
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
ICT and Electronics Built on strong capabilities especially in universities with a focus on e-mobility, e-health, e-learning, cloud computing and near-shoring.
Health and wellbeing Build on strong institutions (hospitals, HEIs and research), natural resources and assets. Focus on ageing.
Biotechnology Production and manufacturing, sustainable industrial processes, services, linked to Portugal's leading technological park (BIOCANT)
Materials Ceramics, rocks and minerals, wood, cork, leather, plastics/polymers, metals and alloys, glass, paper, composites, natural and synthetic fibres, advanced materials (nano, electronic, bio) - notably the specific ones found endogenously.
Tourism Build on natural and cultural resources as well as accommodation offer to increase number of visitors
Forestry Further strengthen importance of forestry (especially pine trees) for industrial supplies, consolidating its role in economic and environmental sustainability as well as territorial cohesion, bringing together the leading innovation actors in this domain, many of which are located in the Centro region.
Agriculture Strengthen national self-sufficiency in agriculture through focus on distinct contribution of regional production (especially livestock, viticulture, olive, fruit and vegetables and agro-food), links to natural and cultural heritage to promote local products, increase social cohesion, take advantage of competitive position in terms of production, processing,
Marine - blue growth Take advantage of its maritime location and leading research in the field (especially in renewable maritime energy), from traditional activities such as fishing to emerging areas of innovation.

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

Digital Innovation Hubs

Technical Competences

Services Provided

Market Sectors

You can obtain more detail following this link: Digital Innovation Hubs Tool

S3 Supporting activities



  • Email: Alexandra.Rodrigues@ccdrc.pt
  • Phone: 00351-239 400 125