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Training, Research, Technology Assessment and Innovation within the Galician Public Health System

Training, Research, Technology Assessment and Innovation within the Galician Public Health System

The Galician Health Knowledge Agency, ACIS, is a public Galician agency created to become a chief element of the health knowledge and innovation ecosystem in Galicia. Attached to the Galician Health Ministry and Galician Healthcare Service provider (SERGAS), its activities are targeted to the 35.000 professionals of the Galician Health System.

Knowledge, as the most valuable tool of any health system, is critical for professionals and patients. ACIS manage health knowledge of the entire Galician Public Health System around 4 strategic areas: Training of professionals; Research, Innovation and Technology Assessment.

ACIS activities are based on continuous collaboration with other units and departments like the Institutes of Biomedical Research, Galician Biomedical Foundations, Universities and other departments of the Galician Administration.


Foundation year

Business areas

• Entrepreneurship

• Research

• Technology Transfer

• Training & education Programs for health professionals

• Health Technology Assessment

Main interests in foreign markets

Public private partnerships, EU projects, Public Procurement of Innovation and Research Programs.

Difference / potential

ACIS represents a real commitment of the Galician Health Regional Ministry and SERGAS with the management of Health Knowledge within the Public Health System. Its establishment also exemplifies their compromise with the emerging and dynamic Galician Health innovation ecosystem. ACIS works closely not only with the Public Health System but also with other relevant public and private stakeholders. Collaborations include universities, research centres, foundations, SMEs and large companies, with a regional, national and international view. ACIS relies on fulltime professional dedicated to Research, Training, Technology Assesment and Innovation in Health representing an ideal partner to move forward projects in the area of health.

ACIS is currently managing important H2020 projects and high impact programs like CODIGO100, an innovation plan with a total budget of 13 Million Euros focused on innovation in ageing.

Awards / recognitions

• 2014: Before the creation of the agency, the ACIS team participated in the execution of Innovasaude and Hospital 2050 innovation, awarded with 90 Million Euros and recognized with the Spanish national innovation award in 2014 for Public Procurement of Innovation.

• 2015: Finalist in the European Innovation award in Public Procurement of Innovation.


Around 30 Patents:

• Vaccines

• Neurology

• Oncology

• e-health

Contact person:

Sergio Figueiras


Avda. Fernando de Casa Novoa, nº 37
Edificio CNL. Portal A-B. 1º Andar
15707 Santiago de Compostela - Spain


(+34) 981 568 055