GreenHealth Project - Digital strategies based on biological assets to improve well-being and promote green health.

Nov 19, 2020

On November 5, 2020, the kick-off meeting of the structured R&D&I GreenHealth project "Digital strategies based on biological assets to improve well-being and promote green health" took place. The project will last 36 months and will focus on digital and biological technologies and their interaction with human health, environmental sustainability and economic development, based on assets from the territory. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach will enable the design and implementation of a long-term, human-centered strategy focused on the (eco)sustainability of the Northern Region.

The GreenHealth project consortium is composed of 5 national entities and is divided into 3 lines of research, developing or introducing new innovative and relevant processes, products or services:

1. Digital technologies for innovative rehabilitation techniques: focuses on the study, development and application of digital technologies in the development of innovative rehabilitation techniques contributing to the promotion of well-being and health from a holistic perspective;

2. Sustainable production and bio-based strategies: focuses on the production of high quality raw materials through the implementation of environmentally friendly sustainable agricultural practices and the valorization of agro-industrial waste to develop natural-based products with applications in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, personal and hospital hygiene sectors; and,

3. Strategies for active life, quality and well-being: its main objective is to provide the best conditions for the sustainable development of products and competitive activities related to active life, focusing on the well being and quality of life of the individual.

From the region of Bragança there are 2 partners in the project, particularly the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), represented by the Research Centers CeDRI, CIMO and UNIAG, and the Local Health Unit of the Northeast, E.P.E.. These entities have been involved in the conceptualization and preparation of the project since its inception, and are currently actively working on all its technical tasks.