Spain | Life Sciences & Health Mission


Join us on this Life Sciences & Health mission to Spain! Explore the Spanish healthcare system and connect to key healthcare stakeholders within Public Health, eHealth and Healthy Ageing. This mission is organised by the Task Force Health Care and will take place from the 8th until 10th of November 2023.  

During this visit, various healthcare stakeholders in Barcelona will be visited, amongst others public, private and academic hospitals, knowledge- and research institutes and important health networks. 

About Spain

After the effects of Covid 19, the European Next Generation EU recovery funds represent the most important boost in Spain’s recent economic history. The Recovery Plan outlines the roadmap for the modernisation of the Spanish economy under which the Ministry of Health contributes to “An administration for the XXI century”, “Pact for science and innovation”. Strengthening the capacities of the National Health System” and “Education and knowledge, continuous training and capacity building”, with resources that will represent 1,364 million euros. 

At the same time, mortality rates from preventable and treatable causes are lower in Spain than the EU average, boosted by effective public health and prevention policies before the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently Spain holds the presidency of the EU council, driving forward EU legislation,  continuity of the EU agenda and cooperation among member states. 

What to expect?

The overarching topics of interest during this trade mission are Public Health, eHealth, and Healthy Ageing.


The programme is still under development but will include the following elements:  

  • Intake call & introduction: to increase the quality and success of the mission, an individual intake call and a joint preparation session will be organised. 
  • Health seminar including key stakeholders from Spain on how to navigate through the Spanish healthcare landscape; the private and public healthcare system, healthcare trends and possible collaboration opportunities in themes centred around Public Health, eHealth and healthy ageing.  
  • Site visits in Spain, to public and private care providers (primary and secondary), Catalan public institutes as well as a Startup incubator in Barcelona.   
  • Networking activities with both public and private local stakeholders. 

After this trade mission, you will be able to strengthen your…  

  • … insights on the trends in the Spanish healthcare sector.  
  • … knowledge of opportunities for your specific product/service in Spain.  
  • … network of key opinion leaders and possible partners in the Spanish LSH sector.  
  • … (further) develop projects and/or sustainable business relationships in Spain.   

Participation fee

The cost of participating in this exploratory visit is as follows:  

  • TFHC Partner: € 950,- (excl. VAT), per person  
  • Non-TFHC Partner: € 1.150, – (excl. VAT), per person 

This fee includes participation in the collective program, lunches, and dinners when included as part of the programme, and local support by the organising parties. This fee excludes travel and accommodation costs (such as hotels, international and domestic transport) and all individual costs, such as lunches and dinners outside the programme.   

As this is a privately organised mission, you may be eligible for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency’s (RVO) Support International Business (SIB) Grant to (partly) fund your activities to increase your business opportunities in a specific foreign country. For more information and application for the SIB grant, please visit the website of RVO.  

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Source: TFHC

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