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ECHAlliance Ecosystems

ECHAlliance Ecosystems

ECHAlliance Ecosystems are regionally-focused, permanent, multi-stakeholder partnerships committed to working together to implement innovative solutions that improve the quality of health and wellbeing of citizens, the effectiveness of the healthcare system and the scope for wealth creation and business opportunities.

Since 2011 the ECHAlliance, with the support of the European Commission, has developed a methodology and approach on how to set up and manage ecosystems in more than 20 locations internationally.

Key Stats
  • ECHAlliance connects 20 Connected Health Ecosystems across Europe, USA, Canada and China.
  • Ecosystems are multi-stakeholder groups with patients at the core
  • They build permanent communities with quarterly meetings

  • They are communities of trust across geographic regions
  • Inter Ecosystem groups connect Ecosystems to maximise shared learning
About Ecosystems

Ecosystems bring together all key stakeholders across specific geographic regions, they facilitate engagement between all relevant sectors necessary for making change happen in connected health:


Key success factors of an ECHAlliance Ecosystem

1. Set-up infrastructure and processes to support data sharing between professionals and citizens, interoperability and data analytics capacities;

2. Design and implement innovative solutions for key challenges such as chronic diseases management, remote monitoring, frailty, falls prevention, medicine adherence/optimisation, coordination of care, nutrition, age-friendly environments, dementia, mental health…;

3. Create an enabling environment able to:

  • Enhance open innovation between stakeholders;
  • Coordinate public policy and private sector;
  • Manage change through training & educational programmes and communication plans;
  • Support entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with business services;
  • Support the fundraising process with public grants and private investors;
  • Develop evaluation capacities to test and assess the models and solutions;
  • Create innovative business models and contracts.




What an Ecosystem does
  • Regular multi-stakeholders meetings every 3 months (4 per year);
  • Presentation of the news and current projects in the ecosystem;
  • Keynote of Digital health trends and innovation;
  • Challenges-driven sessions: identification of unmet needs and existing issues and presentation by health/social care professionals, policy-makers or insurances/funders (public & private);
  • Innovation showcasing sessions: companies, entrepreneurs and researchers present their solutions and technologies
  • Project incubation: enhance the implementation capacities thanks to a comprehensive approach with experts (clinical teams, legal advisors, business modelling, innovative deals & contracts, communication, change management).
  • Project funding: identification of investment and funding sources such as tenders, calls of projects from public and private entities (Europe, Governments, foundations...) and investors. 


Benefits of ECHAlliance Ecosystems

Networking sessions creating a neutral space for dialog between all stakeholders

Keynotes & speeches presenting the local strategies and relevant and high-level knowledge on Digital Health, Wellness and Active and Healthy Ageing in the area and beyond


Access to the stakeholder mapping across the respective geographical area

Presentation (pitches) of innovative ideas & solutions

Identify opportunities
Challenges & unmet needs presented in order to identify solutions

Comprehensive approach for each challenge including funding/business model design and change management in order to accelerate the adoption and the implementation

External investments thanks to the ECHAlliance community

Benefits for each stakeholder


Governments & Policy Makers

  • Identify and engage with the relevant stakeholders in their area on Digital Health, Wellness and
  • Active & Healthy Ageing (AHA) / Silver Economy;
  • Identify the needs of end-users and collaborate to define a common strategy and action plan;
  • Identify innovative solutions available on the market and associated case studies and results;
  • Design innovative models for interventions and improve the health status of population;
  • Improve efficiency throughout the health and social care system;
  • Generate innovation, business growth and job-creation;
  • Enhance the international visibility of the region/country, build its profile and attract investments.



  • Access to high-level knowledge, state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based solutions;
  • Showcase innovations, products and services at regional, national, international level;
  • Meet end-users (professionals and patients) and understand their needs and specifications;
  • Connect with decision-makers and funders (public and private), to implement solutions and negotiate deals;
  • Access an International Network of Ecosystems supporting large-scale deployments and business development (distribution network);
  • Access expertise on business modelling, complex contracts design, clinical teams (and more).


Academics & Research

  • Access to high-level knowledge, cutting-edge research and political priorities across Digital Health, and Active & Healthy Ageing / Silver Economy;
  • Meet, connect and build projects with other organisations (companies, clinical teams, other research organisations…) within regions or at international level;
  • Opportunity to showcase their research results and projects, publish results;
  • Meet end-users (professionals and patients) and understand their needs ad expectations;
  • Access to funding (public and private);
  • Access to evaluation/test facilities (living-labs, trials…);
  • Access to large-scale deployments via the International Network.


Health and Social Care Providers/Professionals

  • Access to high-level knowledge, and successful innovative interventions;
  • Access to evidence on the outcomes of new interventions;
  • Communicate, showcase and share best practice and unmet needs at regional, national, international level;
  • Connect with other sectors to develop projects at regional, national, international level;
  • Participate in focus groups;
  • Develop innovative approaches and projects for care;
  • Launch multi-skills evaluation, clinical trials and participate in international teams;
  • Access to funding opportunities (public and private).


Citizens, Patients, Consumers

  • Voice their needs and requirements, contribute to focus groups, living labs;
  • Participate to the evaluation of innovative solutions;
  • Support the design of local strategy and priorities.


Health & social care funders, insurers

  • Showcase their strategy and technology/innovation needs
  • Identify innovative technology/innovations providers on Digital Health, Wellness and Active & Healthy Ageing (AHA) / Silver Economy;
  • Identify innovative solutions available on the market and associated case studies and results;
  • Design financial and business models for innovative interventions;
    Improve efficiency.



  • Access to high-level knowledge, state of the art technology and evidence on implementation of innovative solutions;
  • Identify successful start-ups, SMEs, projects, potential targets of investment;
  • Assess investment opportunities (market studies, due diligence, etc.)