Scientific coordinator:

Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg (AT)
ALPARC – le Reseau Alpin des Espaces Protegés (FR)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Znanstveno raziskovalno središče Bistra Ptuj (SL)
Innovations und Technologietransfer Salzburg GmbH (AT)
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur (CH)
Association La Route des Villes d’Eaux du Massif central (FR)
Razvojni center Murska Sobota (SL)
Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette dell'Ossola (IT)
Moxoff SPA (IT)
Gemeindenetzwerk Allianz in den Alpen e.V. (DE)

Type: Interreg Alpine Space

End date: 2022

Start date: 2019

Duration: 37

Overall budget: € 2.261.603,45

Funding: € 1.922.362,92

STIIMA budget: € 201.187,50

STIIMA funding: € 171.009,37

Healing Alps: Tourism based on natural health resources as strategic innovation for the development of Alpine regions - HEALPS2

The goal of HEALPS2 is to identify and systematize the opportunities for innovation and access to the knowledge and tools necessary to promote the use of natural resources in improving the health and well-being of the person, for the Health Tourism sector. in the regions of the Alps. The project envisages a systematic involvement of stakeholders, i.e. policy makers, regional development agencies, protected areas of the Alpine regions, service providers and SMEs, integrated with the development of properly tested digital solutions. The main results include: the development of a toolkit to identify the success factors regarding different target users (ie tourists and patients with certain diseases); the creation of an innovation model based on a decision support system on possible strategies, services and management techniques to guide the sector towards innovation and cooperation between several regions; the identification of guidelines and training courses for key decision makers (in particular policy makers) in the Health Tourism sector.
The STIIMA team is involved in the development of technical tools to support decisions, with the creation of an ontology and a user interface for identifying possible combinations of natural resources, activities and services for Health Tourism, and in the identification and promotion of practices and strategies for business innovation and management of the sector.
The HEALPS2 project has a duration of 33 months (from October 2019 to June 2022) and is funded by the European Interreg Alpine Space program.