NIC A space for public-private collaboration that aims to transform the challenge of population ageing into an opportunity for social and economic development in Biscay.

  • SPECIALISED TRAINING
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
  • KNOWLEDGE GENERATION AND TRANSFER

NIC: Nagusi Intelligence Center

A strategic project of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia aimed at promoting a new sector of activity around ageing, health and long-term care.

The convergence of such different yet complementary aspects as technological innovation, the optimisation of care and guaranteeing specialised and sustainable jobs makes the silver economy a suitable commitment to specialisation in Biscay.

Responds to the needs of the elderly of Biscay.

Concept The aging population – an opportunity for Biscay

  • It generates a critical mass of professionals with specialised training
  • It creates an ecosystem for economic promotion and entrepreneurship
  • It manages and ensures the responsible use of data
  • It fosters the generation and transfer of knowledge

NIC is located in the 3rd and 4th floor of Torre Urduliz.

Space Urduliz tower

NIC is located in the Urduliz Tower – a public-private collaboration venue where different agents in the silver economy ecosystem will be established. This is proposed, from the outset, as a venue for interaction between entrepreneurs, companies, researchers and students located on different floors. It occupies a total surface area of 963 m2.

If you want to develop your business idea or project in our co-working space, request your space here.

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Pillars of main activity

  • NIC training

    To facilitate the development of specialised teaching offer in silver economy, longevity, health, and long-term care.

  • NIC entrepreneurship

    Creation of an entrepreneurship ecosystem, support for the development of start-ups for this sector of Bizkaia's silver economy.

  • NIC company

    Corporate atraction and diversification towards the silver economy sector through public-private collaboration projects.

  • NIC data

    Ensuring the responsible use of data from the healthcare system in Biscay. Development of big data and artificial intelligence projects.

Pillars of cross-cutting activity

  • OBSERVATORY

    Analysis, study and reflection on the challenge of population ageing and the opportunities it presents. Establishment of alliances with specialised knowledge networks in wellbeing, health and long-term care.

  • RESEARCH

    To foster the development of collaborative research projects in relation to the ageing population.

  • FORESIGHT

    Anticipating trends and innovation in relation to the challenge of population ageing

Ecosystem of agents vis-à-vis silver economy

Biscay has an ecosystem of agents in relation to the silver economy, grouped into the following types:

  • Society, as the end destination

    • Active, sick and dependent
    • Care-givers and professionals
    • Communities and associations of users
  • Healthcare system agents

    • Osakidetza
    • Healthcare service institutions
  • Third sector agents

    • Associations
    • NGOs
  • Academic agents

    • Educational and vocational training institutions
    • Universities
  • R&D+i agents

    • Health and social R+D+i organisations
    • Cooperative Research Centres
    • Centres of Research Excellence
    • Technology Centres
  • Public authorities

    • Provincial Council of Biscay (DFB)
    • Regional Government of the Basque Country – Regional Health Department (GV)
    • Local councils and other municipal or district entities
  • Entrepreneurs, companies and business associations

    • Entrepreneurs
    • Companies
    • Business associations
    • Other intermediaries and agents that back business initiatives
  • The commitment to boosting the silver economy as a repond of the needs of aged people of Biscay.

Opportunities

A total of 27 opportunities have been identified.

Opportunities Potential returns
Silver tourism and leisure New products 
Product silverization New products
Training geared to silver market Training offer
Physical and cognitive activity Social well-being and enhancing health capital
Healthy food Healthy food products
Health and dependency prevention Health and dependency prevention activities
Promotion of silver health and personal autonomy Health and personal autonomy promotion activities
Elderly silver economy volunteers Inter-generational collaboration – elderly volunteers
Silver work (harnessing elderly talent) Innovative solutions for current retirement regime
Financial products and services geared towards silver market New financial products
Insurance products and services geared towards silver market New insurance products
Adaptation of homes Technology geared to citizens
Automation Technology geared to homes
The Internet of Things Technology geared to homes
New services for homes New care services for homes
New care facilities in homes New care services for homes
Friendly care for the elderly Town planning for the elderly
Mobility adapted to the elderly New solutions for adapted elderly
Local retail trade adapted to the silver market Diversification of local commerce
Silver voluntary workers for the elderly Inter-generational collaboration – young volunteers
Healthcare services for the elderly New healthcare services
Long-term transformations for citizens New care resources
Coordinated and continuous healthcare New care models
Big data and artificial intelligence AI solutions to improve care
E-care solutions (PoC) Healthcare technologies
E-health solutions (PoC) Healthcare technologies
End-of-life care New models and services for transition to death

Action plan

The activity of NIC has begun in October 2021.

NETWORK

KNOWLEDGE

NIC TRAINING

NIC DATA

NIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

NIC COMPANY

NIC

2021. START OF ACTIVITY

2022. MOBILISATION OF THE COMMUNITY

2023. CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

NIC

  • NETWORK

    2023. CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

  • KNOWLEDGE

    2022. MOBILISATION OF THE COMMUNITY

  • NIC TRAINING, NIC data, NIC entrepreneurship, NIC company

    2021. START OF ACTIVITY

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Contact NIC: Nagusi Intelligence Center

  • Calle Aita Gotzon, 37, 48610 Urdúliz Bizkaia. 3rd and 4th floors.
  • E-mail: NIC@bizkaia.eus

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