Author: Artur Olesch Cooperation is the key to success. Whether you want to keep up with market trends, establish new business partnerships, or pitch your ideas and solutions, joining one of the industry organizations can be very beneficial. I’ve selected leading international associations involved in digital healthcare. The top digital health organizations, alliances, societes and …

by Heather Smith

1. What is the aproxamate stakeholder breakdown of your ecosystem? Patients and Citizens Patients and Citizens represent the core of all HTL ecosystem activities. More precisely, HTL activities are focused on resolving the challenges of this group through multiple innovative solutions. Startups This group that provides innovative solutions for Patients and citizens. They include startups in health-tech, biotech and …

by Francesco Condello

In February we set up a coordinator call with our ECHAlliance Coordinators in order to get them better connected with each other as our network as grown and grown over the last 2 years with 25 new Ecosystems joining our network and more joining each month. The theme this time was around collaboration and connecting …

by Francesco Condello

Author: Joan Cornet Prat The advent of the car brought with it many advantages, but also inconveniences. The main one was to regulate circulation to improve safety. So in the early 20th century, William Phelps Eno created the first traffic rules. Eno, born in New York in 1858, studied Engineering at Yale University, graduating in …

by Francesco Condello

On February 1st, 2021, the SmartWork technical partners (Byte, UPAT, SPARKS, RRD, COIN, IPN and RtF-I) met online to discuss the achievements of the two years of the project and to establish the roadmap towards the deployment of the final prototype of the integrated SmartWork system. In particular, the second year of the SmartWork project …

by Francesco Condello

The DigitalHealthEurope project just released its Digest#1, check it here. Among other things, DigitalHealthEurope is collaborating with experts and stakeholders across Europe to form multi-stakeholder communities, to develop white papers, guidelines and policy recommendations to inform the Commission’s policies and funding approaches to the transformation of digital health and care in the EU. Take this …

by Francesco Condello

INVITATION Thursday 18 February, 2021, 11am – 12pm CET2nd PiPPi Webinar (on Zoom) (After registration you will receive the link to the webinar one day before the event)(If you have already registered for this webinar after receiving the Save-the-date, you don’t have to register again). The vision of the PiPPi project is that all stakeholders …

by Francesco Condello

The Erasmus+ DISH project‘s activities and currently achieved results have inspired the development and publication of a miniguide to smoothen the successful implementation of new technologies in the health and care sector. The Danish national cluster Welfare Tech, partner of DISH and coordinator of the ECHAlliance Southern Danish ecosystem together with the Southern Danish Innovation …

by Francesco Condello

As part of its continued efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus and provide Member States with necessary equipment, the Commission launched the purchase of 200 disinfection robots that will be delivered to hospitals across Europe. Overall, a dedicated budget of up to €12 million is available from the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI). Hospitals from …

by Francesco Condello

Last February 9th took place the kick- off meeting of the IN-4-AHA scaling-up innovation in active and healthy ageing project, in which Gisela Garcia – Alvarez, Managing Director of the Galician Health Cluster, CSG, highlighted how clusters and DIHs can act as important actors in health and social care ecosystems. The EU-funded IN-4-AHA project will …

by Francesco Condello

The next BHHSeries will take place online on 24th February at 7pm CET Virtual and augmented reality have been offering increasing opportunities in the healthcare sector, especially in the hospital setting for both healthcare professionals and patients. In a context where care keeps moving where the patient is, those solutions make even more sense. For …

by Francesco Condello

In the week of February 8 – 12, 2021 two very interesting conference on aging, impact of Covid-19 and other related topics were held in Prague, Czech Republic. Due to the pandemic restrictions, both were organized in virtual space. The first one, (En)gaging! 2021 (https://www.engagingprague.com/) was scheduled as two days meeting. The 4th international conference …

by Francesco Condello

South-West Oltenia Regional Development Agency, the management entity of the Health Cluster in the South-West Oltenia Region, as co-organizer, promotes the European Platform “Care & Industry together against CORONA”, a B2Match platform on which can be uploaded requests and offers of products and services in the healthcare field needed in the fight with the new …

by Francesco Condello

Today, on the eve of the World Cancer Day, the European Commission is presenting Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – a main priority in the area of health of the von der Leyen Commission and a key pillar of a strong European Health Union. With new technologies, research and innovation as the starting point, the Cancer …

by Francesco Condello

We are pleased to welcome the Scandinavia – Nordic Health 2030 Ecosystem. Read the interesting interview with Lars Münter, Communications Workstream Lead Ecosystem Coordinator below. Who are the key stakeholders? Nordic citizens, Nordic decision makers, Nordic health organizations – incl. digital/environment/urban planning and more. What are the main objectives of your ecosystem? To connect Nordic organizations across borders …

by Heather Smith

The intense sharing of good practices for interregional learning in Hamburg and the Bizkaia domain focused interregional policy learning online workshops In spite of the great difficulties that the current health emergency is causing, the EU_SHAFE project succeeded in organising the two main events that were on its agenda during fall-winter 2020-2021: the project’s first …

by Heather Smith

In a year dominated by the global coronavirus pandemic, health care became the world’s number one priority in 2020. As governments took drastic action to close down economies in order to reduce social contact and save lives, the world was plunged into the deepest recession since the Second World War.  Businesses are now counting costs and wondering what recovery …

by Heather Smith

The digital health Pilot Region ‘Dreiländereck’ (DMGD) and the HealthRegion CologneBonn (Digital Health Rheinland Ecosystem Coordinator) held a joint virtual workshop on 19 November 2020; together with over 100 participants a high-level panel of experts discussed the urgent need of rural health care and the challenges and benefits of implementing integrated care approaches. “I am …

by Heather Smith

Human skin is difficult to mimic. But a collaboration in the network Danish Healthtech has created silicone models that both look and feel like a human being. One model is to train doctors and medical students in putting stitches – on another model, future ear specialists can practice laying ear drains. It can be difficult …

by Heather Smith

Getting enough fresh air can be a challenge for bedridden patients. A new project improves the quality of air around the patient’s head – the fresh inhaled air provides better well-being, improves sleep quality, and reduces the risk of infection. When lying in bed, the air you breathe must be of high quality. Classic ventilation …

by Heather Smith

Both businesses and universities have benefited from innovative cooperation. A company from the North part of Denmark complements the researchers from Aalborg University, and together they have developed a solution that will help chronic pain patients in the long run. One has knowledge and data – the other builds the machine. One can see the …

by Heather Smith

2020 was an exceptional year – and we are not out of the woods yet. During this time, the value of ecosystem developers like Health Capital Helsinki has increased as the need for collaborating and innovating virtually as well as startup and market access support is higher than ever. Taking one last look into 2020, we summarised …

by Heather Smith

Health Incubator Helsinki, Finland’s first long-term business development environment for research-based health sector startups, is welcoming new applications from 1 until 28 February 2021. After the selection process, approximately 12 teams will be chosen for the program to start in May 2021. When you’re starting a business, you need to be where the talented people …

by Heather Smith

The first of its kind Finnish-Estonian Health Economy Demo Day brought together over 80 investors, startups and ecosystem partners to listen to pitches from 9 promising health technology startups. Organized by Health Founders accelerator in Estonia and Health Incubator Helsinki in Finland, the event provided a unique and cross-boundary platform for startups and investors to connect. “The event proved …

by Heather Smith

March 11, 2021 from 13:00 – 16:30 (Israeli time) via an online webinar  Sheba Medical Center (Sheba) and its innovation unit, ARC, will be hosting a virtual conference focused on information sharing related to precision digital pathology. Digital pathology enables the acquisition, management, and interpretation of pathology information generated from a digitized (scanned) slide. It is …

by Heather Smith

Central Finland Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem – KEHO, has published six short videos about Central Finland Wellbeing Expertise in KEHO’s channels. In the six thematic videos, experts not only talk about current events but also the wellbeing phenomena related to their work or research. Each episode of the video series is based on the identified strengths of …

by Heather Smith

Sintali interview to expert Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, the founder of PPPHealth4All , to find out more about how sustainable practices can be integrated within healthcare.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of healthcare infrastructure. In the last year, many countries around the world found themselves putting up infrastructure in record time to add capacity to fight COVID-19. In …

by Heather Smith

You can still be part of the GATEKEEPER community! Remember that the first GATEKEEPER Open Call deadline is on February 28th, 2021! Don’t miss the chance to join the GATEKEEPER ecosystem, which offers the opportunity to third parties to contribute to the development and sustainability of the project, working in a European environment and getting financial support.  OPEN CALL KEYPOINTS Aim: engage …

by Heather Smith

Gnomon Informatics SA utilizes the eHealthPass.XDS (IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing) cloud native platform. The platform is running in Azure and it is providing fully interoperable, standards compliant, HSE Ireland central health infrastructure that will further pave the way for the establishment of an open eco-system where any third-party system can seamlessly exchange information by leveraging the IHE interoperability standards. …

by Heather Smith

The ECHAlliance and DHS keep raising awareness and advocating for citizens empowerment towards the European Health Data Space ‘EHDS’ and the Data Governance Act.  We submitted our feedback positions to the European Commission’s consultations on these two topics, fostering a strong plan for capacity building on a trio of citizen literacies – health, digital and data literacy, preventing inequalities and …

by Heather Smith