The second edition of the ITU Innovation Challenges, co-organized by EQUALS​ and INPUT Hungary,​ ran from 4 May to 31 August 2020, receiving submissions from 26 countries. The winners were announced on 17 September. A jury of 12, with six external experts and six ITU experts, selected the winning ideas. A total of 20 winners— 12 women and 8 men—have been chosen across the three …

by Heather Smith

Prevention is better than cure : How 7 Ecosystems and ECHAlliance Members came together on the theme of Mental Health in COVID Times n the first of what will be a mini pop-up ecosystem series on the impact of COVID-19 on Digital Health services and provision, 7 of ECHAlliance’s Ecosystems from Northern Ireland, North West …

by Heather Smith

DoctorsForDoctors is an initiative that started in Serbia and consists of a core team of 20 professionals. The project is specially designed and standardized for monitoring and evaluating the health status of healthcare workers in multiple hospitals in Belgrade.  The collected data is being analyzed based on the experience of doctors and experts from several international …

by Heather Smith

Help the most effective and independent organization fighting the Corona pandemic in Serbia to move to the next, significant level. Your donation will allow: 1) Further independent work through capacity building for external financing2) Mass production and distribution of innovative solutions by their validation in practice. We are a combined group of technology experts and innovators …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance has in response to the COVID-19 Crisis, adapted and set up a series of Pop-Up Ecosystems. The second of these, was held on April 7th featuring input from Ecosystems from Germany, Spain and Serbia. Our Ecosystems and Membership Director Andy Bleaden said  It was really good to hear practical examples from Galicia, Cologne Bonn …

by Heather Smith

Details of the Finalist award given to HealthTech Lab within the recent Women In Tech Challenge event in Paris on 15th of May can be found in the embedded link. The Serbian Ecosystem are focussed on maximising opportunities for all parties during the visit of Galician businesses and Ecosystem members to Slovenia and Serbia, taking place week …

by Heather Smith

Communication of medical topics to the public, especially to children is a challenge and needs innovative approaches. New ECHAlliance member from the Serbian Ecosystem, ALIMS, (The Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia), in collaboration with AIFA and EDQM have published a ‘comic book’ aimed at raising awareness of the dangers from counterfeit medical products …

by Matt Grek

The Safe-Cath team is the winner of the first ImagineIF! competition for startups from the health sector in Serbia! Congratulations! They have created an innovative catheter, which helps prevent the transfer of bacteria into sterile parts of the urinary tract. The local winner won EUR 2,000 financing, the opportunity to participate in the global ImagineIF! …

by Matt Grek

Our network is growing with the launch of two ecosystems just a few days ahead ! On October 4th the Digital Health Ecosystem Serbia will be launched in Serbia. Serbia has already witnessed the launch of the ecosystem Working Group in June (link) now followed by an ecosystem gathering. The event will take place in the EU …

by Heather Smith