In the second part of the series Andy Bleaden our Ecosystems Director talks a little more now about what actually then takes place in our Ecosystems. You can find the previous part of this article HERE “Ecosystems are all different in some elements but are all bound together by that similar approach of leading with …

by Heather Smith

September 2019: Cáritas Coimbra introduce ‘Beatriz’, one potential persona that can benefit from the SmartWork system Making use of personas and user scenarios developed from consultation with end users and a detailed literature study, SmartWork partners have been working together to define user needs for the SmartWork system. These user needs have been transformed into …

by Heather Smith

The Department of Health NI will be holding an event to showcase reform in Northern Ireland’s (NI) health and care services. Healthcare representatives will discuss the Multi-Disciplinary Team approach to transformation and the Community Paramedic project which was recently shortlisted for the REGIOSTARS award. The event will be held on Tue 8 October 2019 @ 17.00 – …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission has awarded prizes to Europe’s most promising innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. SUPSI from Switzerland won the 2019 Innovation Radar Prize for their lead role in developing robotic tech capable of executing repair tasks in harsh industrial environments. The awards ceremony took place at the Research & Innovation Days on …

by Heather Smith

Ferrer is a global medium-sized pharmaceutical company headquartered out of Barcelona with a presence in over 110 countries. From the new department of Digital Health, we launch Ferrer 4 Future, a collaborative initiative between start-up and corporate to leverage digital health as a means to build healthier and more sustainable societies. Our vision is to enable more personalized, …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance and SDG.17 Consulting are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

by Matt Grek

Company description Sharecare, the digital health global company placing “all your health in one place”, supports individuals to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way, whether they are healthy citizens, have chronic disease conditions, are hospitalized patients, or are frail people (seniors, Alzheimer or cancer patients, caregivers, etc.). To achieve this mission, Sharecare counts around …

by Heather Smith

The Innovation to Market (I2M), an initiative developed within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing (EIP on AHA) and led by ECHAlliance, has officially launched the Matchmaking Sessions during the last Conference of Partners held in the occasion of the AAL Forum in Aarhus. The aim is to support the transformation of …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health and Care Institute is working in collaboration with the Scottish Government to launch the next research and development phase of the innovative decision support programme. This programme supports use of information and artificial intelligence in decision making by frontline health and care staff, and in better self-management of health by Scottish citizens. …

by Heather Smith

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC), together with the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate, is to invest up to £10 million in Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Institute. Launched in 2013, the Digital Health and Care Institute is an industry-led innovation centre, and a collaboration between the Glasgow School of Art and the University …

by Heather Smith

By John Sharp, Director, Thought Advisory, Personal Connected Health Alliance, a HIMSS Innovation Company The connected health marketplace is awash with innovation. This flood of new ideas makes it difficult to identify the “New, New Thing” that will change healthcare. Instead we see a spectrum of solutions with many use cases addressing everything from wellness …

by Heather Smith

The TIC Salut Social Foundation is part of the Catalan Ministry of Health in Spain. It promotes the development and use of ICT and networking in health; keeps abreast of new trends, innovation and emerging initiatives; and offers accreditation and product approval services. One of the foundation’s goals is to become a leader in the health and social …

by Heather Smith

KeHO regularly organises network days where members participate to discuss different topics. On the last KeHO Network Day, the theme was Corporate Cooperation. Friday 13th September KeHO Network Day was organized with the theme Business Cooperation. The Network Day will pave the way for KeHO’s corporate partnership, which is set to launch this fall, to attract companies to …

by Heather Smith
by Heather Smith

Delivering value as one team With a lot of siloed processes and disparity within your departments and/or teams, there is an urgent need to align and connect all teams and have them constantly add value. If you believe this only affects large multinationals, you are wrong. This is also very apparent and visible in a …

by Heather Smith

One of the main objectives of the European Union is to promote the wellbeing of its citizens. However, many still see the EU as little more than an economic union and a single market. Has the EU forgotten the human element? Would it be possible to forge a stronger link between the economy and people’s …

by Heather Smith

The High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy took place on 9-10 July 2019, in the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, as a part of the official programme of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The Forum discussed the policies related to the Silver Economy under the umbrella of the economy of wellbeing, the …

by Heather Smith

Brian O’Connor, Chair, ECHAlliance and Joan Cornet, Director of the Digital Health Observatory had the opportunity to participate at the Digital Health Congress 2019 on 12 & 13 September in San Sebastian. Digital transformation is a necessity, but it is also shaping up as opportunity. If we all work in the same direction, we can …

by Heather Smith

The new project Europe Enabling Smart Healthy Age-friendly environments (EU-SHAFE) will be officially launched in Aarhus (Denmark) on 23rd September in occasion of the AAL Forum. The project, funded by the INTERREG Europe programme, is coordinated by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and ECHAlliance is one of the partners together with Caritas Coimbra (Portugal), Campania Region (Italy), …

by Heather Smith

The AAL Forum 2019 Programme has been announced and the SmartWork project will feature in Workshop 29: ‘Ethics, data and privacy protection: who will take responsibility and how we proceed to a common framework for IT-AHA in Europe?’. The goal of the Workshop is to raise discussion on how we can make sure that older – mostly not …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we send them directly to our members, in our monthly MEMBERS ONLY Funding Opportunities Newsletter. If you want to receive these in advance like our members then please become an ECHAlliance member! Becoming a member …

by Heather Smith

The inaugural International Rural Mental Health Conference took place at Inverness College UHI on Monday 12th Tuesday 13th August 2019 and attracted 82 delegates from across the world.  The delegate came from a variety of background including academia, NHS and the 3rd Sector. The conference was opened by Prof Sandra MacRury, Head of School of …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance team had great meetings last week in Barcelona with our members “Barcelona Health Hub”, “Eurodis”, “GSMA” and “Mobile World Capital” ( which runs the Collider Accelerator in Barcelona ) discussing our Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2020 at the startup event 4 Years from Now( 4YFN ) part of Mobile World Congress.  The DHWS …

by Heather Smith

For many of our members and colleagues who have never been to an Ecosystem it can be hard to understand what actually happens at an ecosystem. Recently our Director of Ecosystems and Membership, Andy Bleaden had had lots of questions meeting new colleagues about what happens and here in the first of 2 articles he …

by Heather Smith

The latest Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem Gathering took place in the magnificent setting of the City Hall, Belfast on Tuesday 3rd September 2019, the theme of which was ‘Supporting front line professionals and patients’. Jointly hosted by Belfast City Council and the Business Services Organisation, Health and Social Care Board, NI, the audience was welcomed …

by Heather Smith

EU Health Coalition calls for a balanced Horizon Europe that fosters both research and innovation and supports cross-fertilisation and collaboration across the framework programme’s pillars and clusters.   In light of the open consultation on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan, the EU Health Coalition welcomes the European Commission’s outline, setting out policy priorities for the …

by Heather Smith

“Just because your solution solves a real problem, it won’t necessarily be successful on the market” When the company Saving partnered with the Josef Stefan Institute to take over commercialization of an innovative ECG monitor, the entrepreneurs assumed they have a relatively easy job ahead of them. They had a high-quality product designed by top …

by Heather Smith

Where the champions of healthcare unite The most anticipated digital health event of the year, the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference attracted about 2600 delegates from 64 countries to Helsinki on 12 – 13 June 2019. The two-day conference was an excellent opportunity to let the world know about Finland’s exceptional expertise in health …

by Heather Smith

A new scientific article from Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech), the innovation research group from the Technical University of Madrid, has been published in the scientific journal Sensors, Volume 19, Issue 13 (July-1 2019). The paper, which presents the design and development of PulsAir App and data ecosystem model, explains how these developments are imperative and scientifically designed to gather …

by Heather Smith

The National Document Centre will present its actions and services for research and business communities as National Contact Point for Horizon 2020, as co-ordinator of Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas and as co-ordinator of EIT-Health Hub in Greece. The National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the Pasteur Hellenic Institute, National Contact Points for Horizon 2020, are organising the …

by Heather Smith
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