Government of Navarra

Navarra is an autonomous region located at the Northeast of Spain. Navarra has got powers and autonomy for the design and implementation of public policies on a variety of fields, including the research and innovation area. Navarra has a dynamic economy and is the 2nd most innovative region in Spain in terms of R&D expenditure (1.91% of GDP in 2012, from which almost 70% was conducted by private firms). Learn more about Navarra's activities in the field of health in this presentation

Contact detail

  • Contact person

    Beatriz Irala

  • Brussels Office Address

    Rue de Pascale 16
    1000 Brussels

Government of Navarra

S3 Strategy

S3 of Navarra is based on a defined "strategic vision, objectives and principles": Cohesive Navarre; Healthy Navarre; Sustainable Navarre; Industrial Navarre, increasing our productivity with 4.0 technologies. Competitive Navarre, improving the global position of our companies. The S3 is mainly focused in 6 thematic sectors: automotive & mechatronics, renewable energies (mainly onshore), biomedicine, agri-food industry, tourism and creative industries. In order to develop and implement the objectives and sectors, and to monitor the progress made, the S3 Governance model has established 16 “challenges” (for instance, the autonomous mobility”. Each challenge has adopted concrete plans/strategies, describing the responsibility not only from Government but from stakeholders of the triple helix. Each “challenge has a budget revised every 3 years. The monitoring of the “challenges” has been very useful to make the revision of our S3 this year.

Strategic R&I Projects


Life-IP NAdapta CC towards an integrated, coherent and inclusive implementation of Climate Change Adaptation policy in a region: monitoring, water, agriculture, forestry, human health, infrastructures and landscape.


The Stardust Project aims to transform present day cities to smarter cities through a holistic replication model.


The LIFEAGROINTEGRA project aims to promote the most innovative tools available for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the agricultural sector as a viable alternative to the use of chemical pesticides. This project received the first LIFE award 2019.


Improved Environment and Resource Efficiency through the use of Life Cycle Instruments for the implementation of regional policies of the European Union.


The FiberEUse project aims at integrating in a holistic approach different innovation actions aimed at enhancing the profitability of composite recycling and reuse in value-added Navarra with EUR 40 million loan under Juncker Plan. The project is funded with H2020 programmes under the area circular economy.


Working Group Leaders

Latest Updates

  • By Beatriz Irala

Euroclusters call - interest from clusters of Navarra to join a consortium

Navarra’s clusters Nagrifood and Functional Print are interested in joining a consortium in a proposal on the theme of digitalisation for the call on Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS) for Europe’s recovery (SMP-COSME-2021-CLUSTER) under the Single Market Programme.


ISFOOD is looking for partners for HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-11 call

ISFOOD is looking for a partnership in this Topic. In this call, ISFOOD's team would be interested in developing nutritious and healthy foods (i.e analogue-meat products) with high biological value protein mixtures that allow for personalized feeding in population groups with specific nutritional needs due to advanced age or difficulty in chewing and swallowing, in a circular economy, where protein-rich by-products and food waste are exploited. Studies will be carried out using ternary protein hybridized matter resulting from the mixture of animal/vegetable/fungus as an alternative source of proteins.  

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Navarra is looking for patrners for a call on preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means

Navarra is looking for patrners for the Green Deal call on preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means (LC-GD-1-1-2020) - Subtopic 1 (Innovation Actions)

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

H2020-SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY - Partners search SFS-16-2018 Towards healthier and sustainable food

The Institute on Innovation & Sustainable Development in Food Chain (IS-FOOD), from the Public University of Navarre, Spain, is searching for partners (included a coordinator) to apply to the following call:   TOPIC: Towards healthier and sustainable food (SFS-16-2018) Types of action:    RIA Research and Innovation action Model: two-stage 1st stage Deadline: 13 February 2018 17:00:00 2nd stag

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Improving the performance of inefficient district heating networks / EE-02-2017

The Government of Navarra is developing the project EFFIDISTRICT.FWD where one of the actions is to renew existing District Heating in one of the neighborhoods of Pamplona. The aim is to support the renewal of these facilities to improve their energy performance and to ensure their survival over time.

  • By Astrid Hannes

Knowledge valorisation for the regional and local R&I ecosystems

On 14 May, the European Committee of the Regions and DG R&I of the European Commission organise a seminar on "Knowledge valorisation for the regional and local R&I ecosystems". The conference will focus on how regional and local authorities can foster knowledge valorisation and boost innovation ecosystems, translating knowledge into practical and innovative solutions. It will discuss the role of Codes of Practice in strengthening knowledge valorisation capacities in R&I ecosystems and stimulate a mutual learning exercise on main recommendations and a toolbox for policymakers at the national and regional levels. Panel debates will exchange about practices that foster knowledge valorisation in Local Ecosystems and discuss how to unlock the regional potential of knowledge valorisation.