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ECHAlliance Ecosystems: South Denmark


Key Stats
* Location: The Region of Southern Denmark
* Population size: 1.2 million people.

* Expertise areas: Health and social care: 4 main somatic hospital units (2500 beds), 22 municipalities, 800 GPs, along with clusters R&D institutions, universities, university colleges and healthcare assistant academies.

* Organisation: The South Denmark eHealth Ecosystem activities are coordinated by the regional Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark and the Welfare Tech cluster.

* Ecosystem: healthcare, research and education, knowledge, clusters and networks, business development, 132 health-tech companies etc. 

* Recognition: The Region of Southern Denmark has achieved the highest recognition of 4 Star Reference Site status from the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA). The cluster, Welfare Tech, has more than 200 paying members and has achieved the European Cluster Excellence Gold certification in 2014 and 2016. 

Key Priorities

The South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem builds upon the strategic focus of the Region of Southern Denmark and facilitates a strong coordination between initiatives and activities for the benefit of innovation, development and implementation of health- and assisted living technology in the region.

The Region of Southern Denmark focuses on the triple-win: quality for the citizens, efficiency in the healthcare sector and growth in businesses. 

The region has a Smart Specialisation Strategy, of which one of the three pillars is Health and Social innovation. Supporting productivity and occupation through a strategic focus on education, entrepreneurship, research & innovation (ICT & design), cluster development and internationalisation.

The Growth and Development Strategy in the Region of Southern Denmark focuses on growth through collaboration. Health- and welfare innovation is one of four pillars that represent the strengths in the region.

The Regional Innovation Strategy focuses on improved services for citizens through innovation. The point of departure is local needs, and the innovation strategy aims to build bridges and bring in new knowledge and technologies. Collaboration with private partners is central. The Innovation Strategy outlines five significant themes: integration of healthcare, data and digitalisation, medicine, patient-experienced value & quality, and improving efficiency.

Key People

Caroline Strudwick

Specialist Advisor, International Coordinator

Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

Karen Lindegaard

Senior Consultant, Internationalisation and Cluster Excellence

Welfare Tech

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