22 Nordic Healthtech companies were gathered on “Deep Dive Hannover” to study the challenges in the German market for digital health. And Nordic collaboration matters, read more about why. The combined area of the Nordic countries forms the 7th largest nation in the world. The region has a population of around 27-28 million people. The …

by Heather Smith

Is digitization part of the answer to the challenges within the German health and care sector – as it is in most other European countries? And why is Germany currently one of the European countries with the least digitalized healthcare sector? Get answers to these complex questions – and prepare your German entry – or …

by Heather Smith

RMIT has partnered with the European Connection Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) for the launch of a digital health ecosystem in Australia that will strengthen the connections between patients, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, technology providers and the community. The Melbourne Ecosystem – the first Australian digital health ecosystem – brings together people in the health and social care …

by Heather Smith

On October 10, 2019, HealthDay.si 2019 held a conference at the Medical Chamber of Slovenia – “How digital innovations improve the health care system.” professional public and patients. Zdenka Cebašek Travnik, Ph.D. Med., President of the Slovenian Chamber of Medicine, welcomed and welcomed all those who “think well” in their hearts, and emphasized that the …

by Julia Worcman

The goals of identifying pain and implementing drug-free treatments are rapidly growing in demand in the healthcare sector. Therefore, in an ongoing effort to find the best pain assessment tools, Kipuwex, an Oulu-based health tech start-up, has developed a perfect solution to answer the needs in this field. The company is currently working on an internationally recognised project, inDemand, and strengthening …

by Heather Smith

The 3rd call Reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) is proving to be one of the key initiatives of the European Commission in the field of digital health and care, after its first round in 2013, second in 2016, and now its largest so far, third. …

by Heather Smith

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme launched an online survey to gather stakeholder’s views about the AAL’s impact to date as well as its future strategy for active and healthy ageing in Europe. As part of the Horizon Europe strategic planning process, the survey launched by the AAL programme aims to seek opinion on …

by Heather Smith

From September 30 to October 5, the ECHAlliance organised and lead the Learning Expedition of Cluste Saúde de Galicia (CSG) to the Netherlands, visiting ecosystems, innovators, social and health care providers in Friesland, Groningen, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Brabant, within the Interreg POCTEP CODIGOMAIS project . The main objective was to get to know the Dutch ecosystem of health and …

by Heather Smith

You are invited to participate in an online survey by 17 November 2019 to share your views on the revised version of the “Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe” document. With a proposed budget of 100 billion Euro from 2021 to 2027, the Horizon Europe framework programme represents the largest collaborative research …

by Julia Worcman

During the Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, the European Commission launched a Call for action inviting companies, organisations, schools and institutions to recognise the need to bridge the digital skills gap in Europe. The lack of skilled workers on the European job market is holding back the digital transformation of businesses. 53 % of companies …

by Heather Smith

As an EU Health Coalition, we strongly believe that the EU has an important role to play in building a healthy future for Europe. Ensuring that all European citizens can live healthier lives must be a priority for the new European Parliament and European Commission. The 2nd EU Health Summit organised by the EU Health Coalition, will take place on the 27th and 28th of April …

by Heather Smith

The Sri Lanka Connected Health Alliance ecosystem was Launched on 17 October 2019 at the Digital Health Sri Lanka 2019 Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The launch was attended by a representatives from both the private and public sectors of Sri Lanka working in the digital health space. These included Digital Health Leaders and Medical …

by Heather Smith

A recent publication on iScience journal from the FET project Brainbow has highlighted substantial progress in the development of neuroprosthesis that can re-establish the communication activity between two areas of the brain disconnected as a result of a trauma or a stroke. The interdisciplinary scientific journal iScience recently announced important advances in the field of bioelectronics and …

by Julia Worcman

Innovation to Market (I2M) aims to bridge the gap between adopters of innovation (healthcare and social organisations) and solution providers. Its activities run through 2019-2020. Implementing a digital solution in healthcare organisations, such as hospitals or insurers, can be challenging. Solutions need to fit the professionals’ workflow and needs, and clinicians rarely have the time …

by Julia Worcman

The Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the economy of wellbeing at the second Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council under Finland’s Presidency on 24 October. The meeting was chaired by Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Timo Harakka, Minister of Economic Affairs and Employment. The idea behind …

by Julia Worcman

Following the success of the 3rd Call for Reference Sites, awarding 77 excellent and committed Reference Sites last month, the European Commission, supported by Funka as Coordinator of the WE4AHA Coordination and Support Action, are pleased to announce the extension of this 3rd Call for Reference Sites. Why extend the 3rd Call for Reference Sites? Despite the …

by Julia Worcman

By Wayan Vota on October 28, 2019 Countries rely on both routine health systems and campaign-based delivery to extend the reach of important health interventions such as accelerated disease control and delivery of life-saving health products and services. Many programs, including immunization, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, malaria, and polio regularly rely on such campaigns to manage the spread of disease …

by Julia Worcman

Call description The Republic of Korea, Finland and Sweden actively participating in Eurostars jointly announce a Promotional Call for Project Ideas within the Eurostars programme. The main objective of this call is to stimulate the generation of Eurostars projects. The call focuses on developing innovative products, applications and services with a strong market potential. Although Eurostars calls are open …

by Julia Worcman

A clutch of firms is generating the feedstock for machine-learning algorithms: tagged data Corporate boards are besotted with artificial intelligence. Worldwide spending on ai is expected to rise from $38bn this year to $98bn by 2023, estimates idc, a research firm. So far, though, only one in five companies aware of the technology’s potential has incorporated machine learning into …

by Heather Smith

Reducing inequalities, social exclusion and discrimination in Europe are among top EU priorities. By exploring new forms of innovation, strengthening the evidence base and engaging citizens, research is a powerful tool to address these challenges. Horizon2020 funding programme supports projects working on new solutions in this area via its Societal Challenge 6 ‘Europe in a …

by Heather Smith

Tehnopol Startup Incubator alumni and Connected Health cluster member Triumf Health ranked highly these past few weeks in European sponsored Horizon 2020 programs. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest Research and Innovation program and has been allocated close to €80 billion of funding over a 7 year period (2014-2020). Among various events, it co-sponsors the …

by Heather Smith

An online resource to support those living with dementia and their carers is now live. The apps4dementia library hosts a selection of safe and trusted apps which provide users with information and guidance on the condition, advice on self-care and how to carry on with their day-to-day activities for as long as possible. Developed in conjunction with …

by Heather Smith

Frontiers Health is a global event on digital health innovation with a strong focus on digital therapies, breakthrough technologies, healthcare transformation, investments and ecosystem development. Elisa Frenz, ECHAlliance Ecosystem Development Manager will be there to meet up and network. Please contact her in case you want to meet her during the event About the event Healthcare is …

by Heather Smith

On the 23-25 September at the 2019 Conference of Partners of the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) took place in Aarhus, Denmark. This was the first time it was jointly organised with the AAL Forum and ECHAlliance had an extensive presence. Smarter practical implementation of digital solutions to enhance …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance are proud to host a double session focused on our International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems. The first is to celebrate the formation during the European Presidency of the EU of a Finnish Network of Ecosystems and a formal welcome into the International Network of Ecosystems. The second session will be our 2019 ECHAlliance …

by Heather Smith

The call for Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, which was launched in June 2019, resulted in a total of seventy-seven regional and local organisations being chosen for this award. Oulu has received 4 stars and remains the only Reference Site in Finland. The evaluation results reflect three peer …

by Heather Smith

The new project GATEKEEPER will be officially launched in Madrid on 23rd – 25th  October. The project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, is coordinated by Medtronic Iberica and the Technical University of Madrid, while ECHAlliance is one of 43 partners (see the full list below). The project will create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, …

by Heather Smith

DigitalHealthEurope will be at the Joining the Dots Conference: Ensuring better data for person-centred health and care, optimised research and Learning Health Systems, 27th-28th November, Brussels DigitalHealthEurope will participate to the Joining the Dots Conference in Brussels next 27h-28th November. The conference, organized by the European Institute for Innovation though Health data (i-HD), will bringing …

by Heather Smith

New Publication from Trillium II project As one of the results from Trillium II, a H2020 project which has just successfully finished, a scientific article “A review of successful initiatives and models on Patient Summary standards in mHealth apps” has been published in the Journal of Ageing and Innovation. The paper provides an overview of …

by Heather Smith
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