A twinning scheme that supports digital transformation in Europe!
DigitalHealthEurope is funding a twinning scheme that supports the Digital Single Market’s three priorities for the Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative:
More than 45 twinnings opportunities – between more than 90 organisations – will be organised. Funding will be provided to carry out twinning activities. The activities will take place between September 2019-August 2020. You can get involved by clicking here.
What are twinnings?
Twinnings are a mechanism for facilitating the transfer and implementation of digitally-enabled innovative practices from one region to another. The approach has been successfully tested in a number of EU projects and studies, including the ScaleAHA study.
The region that offers the innovation is called originator, and the implementing region is the adopter. In some cases, an external facilitator may be needed. Funded activities include the ventures needed to carry out the twinning (e.g. organising hosting meetings or technical groups, and financing travel expenses, licenses, or fees for professional services). Twinnings will typically last for a whole year.
Twinnings can be grouped into five archetypes. Each archetype is very specific. It has different conditions for its budget, deployment timeframe, and the experts required.
The five archetypes start from ‘knowledge exchange and training’ and range to ‘acquisition’:
Launch: 11th June 2019
Webinars for the applicants: 14th and 25th June 2019
Deadline to submit applications: 7th August 2019
Evaluation of the applications:August 2019
Notifications of award of twinning actions: end of August
Twinning implementation: between September 2019 and August 2020
How to get involved
The first important step towards applying for twinning in DigitalHealthEurope is to find suitable twinning partnerships. Head to the DigitalHealthEurope market place to look for twinning originators with offers that interest you, or post your own offer as an originator. Get in touch with partners and start planning your twinning together!
Digital Health Europe (DHE) is a Coordination and Support Action co-funded by H2020, coordinated by empirica and that brings 17 partners working together to support and enable the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market.
In DHE, ECHAlliance has, as main highlights, the leadership on tasks around data governance and data donation, as well as analysing technical barriers that necessitate mobilisation of investments towards the implementation at scale of person-centred care solutions.
For more information visit the DigitalHealthEurope website.