• Centre / Centro (PT)
  • NUTS 2 : PT16
  • PT

Facts & Figures

Capital: Coimbra

Size: 28,199.4 km2

Population: 2,319,530

Regional GDP: 32,019

% of the National GDP: 18.53

Regional GERD (%): 1.25

% of Unemployment: 10.3

S3 related Region's Website


Rodrigues, Alexandra

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

S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
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.
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,
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.
Tourism Build on natural and cultural resources as well as accommodation offer to increase number of visitors
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.
Biotechnology Production and manufacturing, sustainable industrial processes, services, linked to Portugal's leading technological park (BIOCANT)
Health and wellbeing Build on strong institutions (hospitals, HEIs and research), natural resources and assets. Focus on ageing.
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.

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RIS3 Related Links

S3 Strategy:

RIS3 Strategy Centro - Final document in Portuguese (02/2014)

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