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March 2017 Newsletter
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March 2017 ECHAlliance Newsletter


ECHAlliance is appointed Strategic Partner to the Estonian eHealth Presidency

The Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs has appointed the European Connected Health Alliance to assist them in preparations for the e-health conference "Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health“ ( taking place during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference will show already existing digital health solutions, use-cases and technologies to demonstrate that value-adding citizen-centric health services and systems are the reality and the future has already arrived to be made available to all Europeans.
Read more here







Consultation on investment in innovative digital solutions for Active & Healthy Ageing – have your say!

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, supported by ECHAlliance, has just launched a short online consultation with any organisations that are actively deploying and implementing large-scale, sustainable, digitally-enabled innovative solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing.

The consultation was launched to identify plans for investment (both committed and potential) in the implementation of innovative solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing 2017 – 2020. The consultation will inform the creation of an Investment Map illustrating the EU investment potential in this area, contributing to the EIP on AHA Policy Dashboard .



Great Success of the DHWS17@4YFN

Thanks for all the sponsors, partners, speakers and attendees to made it happen! The fourth edition of the event congregated +200 attendees DHWS17 congregated more than 200 international experts from leading companies such as Roche, Bupa, Adeslas, Axa, Orange Healthcare, McLaren, Privalia and Telefónica.

The event provided opportunities for global companies, start-ups, governments, hospitals, investors, researchers and patients to develop joint digital solutions for healthcare challenges.

  • Presentations available here
  • Photosavailable here
  • Read the press release here

Read more here

Upcoming Ecosystem Meetings

We are pleased to share the dates for the upcoming Ecosystem Gatherings across the network.

Details available on Connector here

• North West coast, UK, 21 March 17
• Northern Ireland, UK, 6 April 17
• Manchester, UK, 20 April 17
• Valencia, 11 May 17
• Oulu, Finland, 30 May 17

ECHAlliance members wishing to attend the Ecosystem meetings should contact for registration details.

Learn more about the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Network: here

Ecosystems News

Testimonial of Tomaz Gornik, CEO, Marand - Slovenia Ecosystem


Design Thinking for Health Innovation (Galicia Ecosystem)
The Cluster is organising a series of workshops focused on 3 topics: silver economy, mental health, personalised medicine in February and March. The workshops, using the Design Thinking methodology, will involve multi-stakeholders groups (companies, researchers, health professionals, institutions) in order to generate projects developing innovative solutions on each topic.A fourth final event (April) will be the opportunity to present the projects/prototypes/results of each group.

Read more here

Manchester Inspired – Innovation Digital Enterprise Alliance (Manchester Ecosystem)
Mi-IDEA is a unique Post Accelerator programme and co-innovation ecosystem. A partnership between Cisco & Manchester Science Partnerships, designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West.
Read more here

ECHAlliance Member Oulu Health- Noora Jansson interviews, talking about her work for the Oulu Ecosystem
Read more here

Other News

ECHAlliance@eHealth Week 2017 in Malta
Read more here

Health around the Globe 2017 in China- Save the Date !
Read more here

ECHAlliance pleased to be a supporting partner for Digital medicine Conference "The future is now“, Zagreb - Slovenia
Read more here

InfoDay in Valletta reinforces the importance of European co-operation to enhance eHealth
Read more here

Don’t miss the ECHAlliance session at the "Innovative Healthcare" Congress, Karowice - Poland
Read more here

The maturity of digital health? An ECHAlliance article
Read more here

ECHAlliance member, Elemental Software, new partnership puts communities at the centre of tackling growing health inequalities
Read more here

Digital Health Academy: Complete the questionnaire
Read more here

EU Projects Collaborations

ECHAlliance has won several European projects, acting as coordinator or as WP leader.

We can helpour members to identify partners in Europe and build innovative consortia.

See information about Horizon 2020 calls here.Please contact Julien Venne if you are interested in collaborating

Tenders Room

We have created for our members a new section on our global Connector platform of some of the many tenders related to connected health in Europe.

Access here (for members only)


Nightingale PCP - Call for Industry Partners to Develop Acute Care Monitoring Systems

The European Commission is seeking Industry partners from across 5 European countries, to develop the next generation of acute care monitoring systems, including:Analytics,AI,Remote monitoring.

Read more here

Other Events

EHTEL 2017 Symposium, 15-16 March, Brussels

Clinical Trials Day - International Training on Clinical Trials in Horizon 2020, 15 March, Brussels

European Robotics Forum, 22 March, Edinburgh

HTA Network, 29 March, Brussels, Belguim

The 20th conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT and e-Health seminar, 3-7 April, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Innovative Healthcare Congress, 4-5 April, Katowice, Poland

Digital Medincine Conference "The future is now", 7 April, Zagreb, Croatia

3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Ageing Well & eHealth, 28-29 April, Porto, Portugal

EU eHealth Competition 2017, 3 May, Barcelona, Spain

eHealth Week 2017,10-12 May, Malta

Connected Health Summer School, 26-29 June, Firenze, Italy

Health around the Globe 2017, 28-29 September, Beijing, China

Health in the Digital Society, Digital Society in Health, 16-18 October, Estonia, Tallinn

ECHAlliance Community

We are pleased to welcome new members:


ECHAlliance is growing the team and are pleased to welcome two new members at the team:

Mikaela Nordenfelt(Belgium) International Ecosystem Coordinator
Myriam Martin(Spain) European Project Coordinator


ECHAlliance membership offers a wide range of benefits and membership levels. We would be pleased to have a discussion regarding your joining and answer any questions.

Some key points to consider:

• There is a simple online application form to join here
• Not-for-Profit organisations may join for free
• Click here to view a range of membership options

If you have questions regarding membership, please email us at

European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)
Innovation Centre Northern Ireland Science Park
Queen's Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland (UK)

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