We are delighted to announce that
The Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2020 (DHWS) will be back in Barcelona as part of 4YFN for the seventh year.
DHWS was developed by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to bring health and care expertise to digital health startups, SMEs, technology and telecommunications businesses. It discusses important issues of the day and show cases challenges and innovative solutions from across Europe and beyond.
It creates opportunities to connect buyers and sellers, innovators to investors and to meet potential partners and collaborators. It gives innovators the chance to hear about end-user needs and challenges.
DHWS 2020 provides the connections between solution suppliers and their customers (policy makers, hospitals, insurers, pharmaceuticals, Medtech, technology and telecommunication companies). It provides a unique place for these industries to connect to improve healthcare delivery.
As part of a dedicated digital health space in 4YFN it is the main place for Digital Health startup to meet investors , for those startups to meet potential customers and for insurers Medtech and Pharma to find new solutions.
4YFN is the most influential startup programme in the world
4YFN is the home of the growing global tech startup community, creating lasting connections among startups, investors and corporations
4YFN is an event of MWC Barcelona, the premier event for the global mobile industry
24th & 25th February 2020
Stage: Health Hub Pitching Point
Venue: Hall 2 in Fira Montjuïc
11:00h – Presentation of the needs identified by four European health and social care organisations and introduction of sixteen technological companies that can solve their needs with a digital solution.
– Moderated by Myriam Martín, Head of Project Management, Ticbiomed
- INTEGRA2 – Patient-centred integrated care for managing and preventing health and care risks factors (FundeSalud, Government of Extremadura, Spain).
María Cachola Machado, Project Manager, FundeSalud
- LEARNCARE – Solutions to train caregivers of persons with cognitive impairment in rural areas (Gerencia de Servicios Sociales de Castilla y León, Spain).
Marta Molina del Pozo, Project Manager, Gerencia de Servicios Sociales de Castilla y León
Benedicto Caminero, Technical Director of Assistance to Older Adults and Disables, Gerencia de Servicios Sociales de Castilla y León
- PRE-D – Risk identification and self-management support to prevent type 2 diabetes (NHS Highland, Scotland).
Alan Whiteside, Innovation Consultant, NHS Highland
- HOME CONTROL – Chronic care home remote control and assistance for older people (Region Tuscany, Italy).
Giulia Chiarini, Responsible for national and international projects, Region Tuscany
Massimiliano Vrenna, Responsible for national and international projects, Region Tuscany
12:00h- Speed networking
Companies will rotate to engage in open discussions with seated healthcare organisations. There will be time to mingle with other attendees after the speed networking rounds.
Adoption Awards – Pitching to win
The Adoption Awards recognise the work of adopters, and their technological suppliers, in implementing digital innovation for the benefit of patients in Active and Healthy Ageing.
Three finalist teams will present their successful adoption case and respond to the questions of an experienced jury. Teams are made up of European adopters (typically healthcare or social organisations) and IT companies (who are solutions providers). The cases will be presented in terms of innovativeness, impact on the delivery of health and care services and scalability aiming to inspire and guide other organisations as leading lights in the sector.
Moderated by Myriam Martín, Head of Project Management, Ticbiomed
Stage: Garden Stage
Venue: Hall 2 in Fira Montjuïc
9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction & welcome
Bleddyn Rees, Deputy Chair, ECHAlliance
10:10 – 10:45 An introduction to Health and Care App Libraries- Ambiguous advice, questionable quality: determining, evaluating and distributing high quality health Apps.
- What is an App Library & Who creates them
- Overview of the review process
- Overview of the European Health App market
- Q&A for developers, DH startups and Telecos/Pharma and Tech businesses
Liz Ashall Payne, Chief Executive Officer, ORCHA
10:45 – 11:15 Digital Health Insurance market
A selection of insurers will present on what digital health products and services they are using and/or looking for.
Moderator: Aline Noizet, Chief International Officer, Barcelona Health Hub
11:15 – 11:30 EIT Health: Accelerating healthcare innovation in Europe
Kurt Holler, Director of Business Creation, EIT Health
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:45 Health Data : Analytics, Information & Donation
- Beautiful Information?
- Data Sharing & Models
- Q&A with the Panel
Julien Venne, Research MERIT, United Nations University
Hannu Hamalainen, Senior Advisor, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
12:45 – 13:30 Health Data and Digital Therapeutics
- What are Digital Therapeutics and what is relationship between DTx and Digital health?
- The panel will demonstrate a range of DTx innovations, discuss the market opportunities and how global businesses want to collaborate to boost open innovation
Moderator: Jessica G. Shull, European Lead, Digital Therapeutics Alliance
Paz Alvarado, Chief Innovation Officer, Merck
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break – WE4AHA slot at the Pitching Area
15:00 – 15:30 A Clinical Q&A Panel on Digital Services & Products with 3 Leading Doctors
Cesar Velasco, Director, AQuAS
Nadine Hachach-Haram, Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation, Guy’s and St.Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
15:30 – 16:10 Gaming and VR in Healthcare
- How to use gaming design for health and wellbeing products & services?
- How do you use VR for health and care services?
Anna Sort, Digital Health entrepreneur, gamer and clinician
Kumar Jacob, CEO, gamer and digital health expert, Mindwave
16:10 – 16:30 Embodiment – the Future of VR therapy?
- What is immersive VR?
- How do you combine computer science engineering, neuroscience and psychology for therapy?
Charlie Pearmund, Managing Director, Virtual Bodyworks
16:30 – 17:00 Digital Health & Innovation Showcase
17:00 – 17:35 Innovation support & resources for Startups
Learn about an Industry Challenge fund, European project funding and the practical support available from the EIT Knowledge & Innovation
Valentina Tageo, International Projects Director, ECHAlliance
Gemma Estrada, Director Digital Health and Technology, Ferrer
17:35 – 17:20 I2M Awards
17:45 – 17:55 Conclusion and announcements
Bleddyn Rees, Deputy Chair, ECHAlliance
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Watch the DHWS 2019 Highlights video
Check DHWS 2019 edition:
Learn more about the speakers, sessions, attendees and highlights of the day. Check the photo gallery and interesting speakers interviews.
Entrance and registration:
Hall 5, Fira Montjuïc
Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina s/n 08004 Barcelona
Hall 2 in Fira Montjuïc
(access for Hall 5)
ECHAlliance members have 50% discount, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your code
Once you have purchased your 4YFN pass, please purchase the “Digital Health and Wellness summit add-on”