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ICTUSnet builds a path towards a better knowledge of stroke care strategies. It aims to transform lives of stroke patients and to improve their life quality

About the project

ICTUSnet has the mission to create a network of collaboration between different regions of southern Europe formed by patients and professionals from different areas related to stroke and, at the same time, to create research infrastructures that incorporate innovative data analysis technologies to improve stroke care systems and subsequently reduce the impact of the disease on the population.

ICTUSnet will be developed by a consortium of 10 partners, gathering together healthcare and research institutions from public and private domain and coordinated by the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS). The consortium represents 6 regions of the Southwest of Europe (Aragon, Balearic Irelands, Catalonia, Navarra, Occitania and North of Portugal), covering a population of ca. 20 M people.
The project was awarded by Interreg Sudoe Programme, which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

  • 10

    European partners

  • 6

    SUDOE Regions

  • 33

    Associates partners

  • 20 M


  • 1 M

    deaths in the EU each year

  • ~45

    billion €
    total cost of stroke in the EU


Watch the video: Presentation of the ICTUSnet medical image analysis platform

On July 7th the 2021, an online presentation of the ICTUSnet medical image analysis platform took place. Dr Rosa Maria Vivanco, leader of the ICTUSnet project and Head of the Health Technology Assessment and Healthcare Service Quality Unit at the Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS) introduced Dr. Paulo Rodrigues, Chieff Technology Officer (CTO) at QMENTA who presented the institution’s neuroimaging platform powering ICTUSnet collaborations. Dr. Xavier Urra, Neurologist at the Functional Unit of Cerebrovascular Diseases at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, complemented the presentation with a practical case.

Agenda for ICTUSnet Final Dissemination Event

Join us on July 29th for the final ICTUSnet dissemination meeting (online)! On this final conference the consortium will present all the results of the project, discuss their implications for the improvement of stroke care and debate possible strategies for the valorisation of its products by the invited policy makers. It will be an open day for health professionals, research centres, technology companies and patient associations. If you are interested in joining us, please follow this link to register.


Stroke management in North Portugal

Acute stroke is an emergency that requires a fast, time-sensitive treatment. If not promptly treated, it may cause severe neurologic impairment, resulting in limited functional status and loss of quality of life.  Therefore, an organized system of care is essential, focusing on prevention primary prevention, prehospital care, acute phase treatment, rehabilitation and community reintegration.  


Stay tuned!