On January 7, 2019, the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) initiative launched a joint transnational call for multinational research projects on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. With the ageing of the world population, the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases is on the rise. At present, an estimated 47 million people are suffering from Alzheimer’s …

by Matt Grek

Tech firms can pitch innovative solutions to these crowdsourced public sector challenges. Winning firms will get up to £50,000 to build prototypes. We would like particularly to draw our members attention to two of the 5 challenges in Round 3 which is concentrating on “How might we better predict and sequence adult social care to …

by Matt Grek

In this joint blog Yinka Makinde, Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London and Jenny Thomas, Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London Accelerator explore how technology will play a central role in realising the Long Term Plan, helping clinicians to use the full range of their skills, reduce bureaucracy, stimulate research and enable service transformation. Only last year the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. …

by Matt Grek

New standards setting out the requirements needed to develop digital health technologies for the NHS were published today, Monday 10 December 2018. The standards will accelerate the uptake of products like healthcare apps and wearable devices across the NHS. The digital revolution is rapidly evolving and new technologies such as apps and wearable devices are …

by Matt Grek

Digital technologies create new opportunities to transform health care and empower patients to make better informed decisions about their health. Digital tools are rapidly evolving, and to keep pace with this promising innovation, the FDA must modernize its approach to regulation.  That’s why I announced in the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan that the FDA would pilot …

by Matt Grek

Roberto Viola, Director General of DG Connect at the European Commission. The European Commission has published its coordinated plan on artificial intelligence, as well as new guidelines on how to deal with the ethical issues relating to AI. Both put humans firmly at the centre of this key technology that has the potential to revolutionise all our lives. There are many stereotypes and …

by Heather Smith
EIB - Social Innovation Tournament 2019 Here is a pre announcement for this competition which aims to promote innovative ideas in relation to the fight against social exclusion, and to identify and reward projects offering substantial benefits to society, or which demonstrate best practice and are replicable. FACTS Maximum value: € 50,000 Announcement of call for ...
by Matt Grek

Republished from: Research Features. In 2011, strategist and consultant Brian O’Connor found himself troubled by the fact that progress in health and social care around the world was being inhibited and decelerated by a lack of communication and an inability to share knowledge within the sector. As a direct response to these perceived obstacles to …

by Matt Grek

On 10 April 25 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Whereas a number of Member States had already announced national initiatives on Artificial Intelligence, they now declared a strong will to join forces and engage in a European approach to deal therewith. By teaming up, the opportunities of AI for …

by Matt Grek

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high levels of blood sugar lead to damage in the blood vessels of the retina, …

by Matt Grek