The health sector represents 10% of the EU’s GDP and accounts for 8% of the total European workforce.
It is a vital economic sector strongly driven by innovation and is a growth-friendly area for investment.
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) can support investment in innovative health solutions, new effective medicines and social infrastructures. Examples of investment include:
- Spain: €100 million for research and development to improve medical treatment for conditions including Alzheimer’s, vascular and cardiovascular surgery.
- UK: €148 million towards the construction of a new teaching hospital in a brown field site.
- Ireland: €70 million towards the construction of new primary healthcare centres across Ireland.
For more information about funds for investment in innovative health solutions on the ec.europa.eu website