The second edition of NEXUS provides Navarra with the keys to promote new opportunities for innovation


The meeting, held at the Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra, in Pamplona, brought together the agents of the Navarra R&D&I System (SINAI) with other entities of the region interested in using sustainability as a lever to facilitate the economic transformation of the region. Against this backdrop of opportunities, the Second Vice-President and Regional Minister for Memory and Coexistence, External Action and the Basque Language, Ana Ollo, highlighted “Navarre’s high level of preparedness” to host and develop major European projects linked to R&D&I.

In this edition of NEXUS, six reference projects have been proposed. For example, in the session on the green energy industry, the 2HEAT project was presented, the aim of which is to demonstrate the complete value chain of green heating with hydrogen (H2) to heat commercial buildings.

On personalised medicine, the CGI-Clinic’s project was presented, which deals with the improvement of precision medicine in oncology, optimising the interpretation of genomic data. In healthy and sustainable food, the FEAST project was presented, which aims to generate healthier and more sustainable eating behaviour at all levels and throughout the value chain of the food system.

In electric and connected mobility, the SNOW project was presented, which aims to support the deployment of shared, connected and electrified automation in urban transport, in order to advance sustainable urban mobility. In this case, it was explained that, during the project, real urban demonstrations will be carried out in 20 cities across Europe.

Finally, in the session on ecological transition, the REDOL project was presented, which aims to transform cities into centres of circularity by implementing zero waste strategies. And finally, the digital transition roundtable presented Dihamics, a digital innovation hub in Aquitaine that offers companies, in particular SMEs, a range of services designed to promote access to artificial intelligence-based technologies to accelerate and guide digital and sustainable transitions in industry.